Senior Solutions Architect at General Dynamics Information Technology

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GDIT has a position opening for a Senior Solutions Architect to provide technical leadership and support in the areas of IT planning, solution specification/design, and target architecture development. The well qualified candidate will have a strong knowledge of information technology and commercial solutions; and significant experience architecting and developing technical solutions. The preferred candidate will have excellent communications skills, a strong customer service orientation, and experience serving as an advisor to federal CIOs and senior IT managers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating as a member of the Enterprise Architecture Working Group (EAWG) and working with the GDIT enterprise architecture team to develop target architectures and evaluate IT investment requests.
  • Working with the customer CIO and GDIT project staff to facilitate IT strategic planning
  • Responding to technical questions and research requests from the customer CIO.
  • Performing solution scans and designing and estimating the cost of technical solutions that satisfy the requirements of IT investment requests.
  • Preparing solution packages documenting recommended technical solutions and estimated costs and benefits.
  • Advising/driving an application modernization initiative
  • Facilitating staff in conducting "Fit-Gap" evaluations of proposed COTS solutions
  • Providing advice and support for systems development and engineering projects
  • Coordinating "reachback" with technical subject matter experts (SME) within GDIT to obtain specific knowledge or expertise to address technical issues
  • Preparing deliverable reports and briefings

Qualifications:

Mandatory

  • BA/BS and 15 years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of information technology, including all layers of the IT stack
  • Strong knowledge of commercial products/solutions, especially COTS software application products (e.g., ServiceNow, CRM, ECM, BPM, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure technologies and solutions including Cloud
  • Solution architecture experience
  • Successful systems development experience involving COTS integration
  • Experience developing lifecycle cost estimates for technical solutions
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Customer service orientation


Desirable

  • MA/MS in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Experience architecting and/or leading application modernization initiatives
  • Experience leading Cloud migration initiatives
  • Understanding of federal enterprise architecture concepts
  • Federal IT capital planning knowledge and experience
  • Business analysis skills


About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
More Information on General Dynamics Information Technology
General Dynamics Information Technology operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Falls Church, VA. General Dynamics Information Technology was founded in 2022. It has 21625 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 361 open jobs at General Dynamics Information Technology, click here.
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