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Senior Principal Solution Architect

Job ID: 2119027
Location: CLEARWATER, FL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Solutions Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


 SAIC has an opening for a Senior Principal Solution Architect (REMOTE) to join our talented, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Leads the creation of or creates design documents that ensure consistency in development across the customer's organization
  • Leads the definition of software architecture to ensure the VA OIT software solutions are built within a consistent framework
  • Leads the decision-making processes related to the selection of software architecture solutions
  • Serves as a technical and business-savvy resource to software engineering personnel on a wide range of software design issues
  • Implements and improves core software infrastructure. Participates in improving software development lifecycle, technical operations and technology innovation
  • Develops technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools
  • Shares highly-complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur
  • Performs systems and applications performance characterization and trade-off studies through analysis and simulation
  • Leads development teams on projects to guide timely and accurate delivery of new features or technical improvements
  • Develops the technical “vision” and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead 
  • Perform system modifications and maintenance in support of emergent system change requests and defects as required to address immediate Government needs
  • Develop and maintain detailed system documentation, system requirements, system design documents, architectural road maps, user documentation, metadata, help files, and other technical documentation
  • Leads development teams on projects to guide timely and accurate delivery of new features or technical improvements
  • Develops the technical “vision” and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead 
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team
  • Provides subject matter expertise to less experienced team members. May participate in teaching and training members of work team
  • May represent IT Technology in internal or external forums
  • Performs analysis of alternatives to solve complex technical problem



TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

*Additional years of experience can be used in lieu of a degree


Required Skills:

  • Architectural leadership experience with microservices and distributed applications
  • Experience architecting and automating cloud native technologies, CI/CD workflows and configuration management platforms
  • Experience with EDI X.12 Medical Claims (837, 834, 835, 277, etc.)
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle and delivery using SAFe and Agile practices
  • Advanced knowledge of software engineering principles, methods, and techniques to include Agile/Scrum, DevOps and Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) methods
  • Experience in analysis, design, and user interface flows, business process mapping, process improvement mapping, functional implementation and supporting Agile
  • Experience providing technical leadership in a complex enterprise system of systems environment
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge / Experience in DoDAF or equivalent TOGAF frameworks
  • Experience development architectural roadmaps in a SAFe / Agile environment(s)

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of system software solutions/development experience
  • 8+ years of large-scale software development with recent coding experience in two or more modern programming languages
  • 5+ years of technical leadership with high-performance engineering teams




COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.




Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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