Senior ArcGIS System Architect/Engineer - Remote (WFH)

| Washington, DC, USA
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The Systems Architect/Engineer position is part of the Acquisition and Property Management (APM) Space Management Support System (SMSS) team within the Acquisition and Property Management (APM) portfolio in support of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Consolidated Corporate Support Services (CCSS) program.

Space Management Support System (SMSS) consists of two web applications built on top of ArcGIS enterprise. The minor application is ESRI's ArcGIS, a web-based Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) application. The second application is the Rent/Lease application built with the Microsoft .Net framework and supporting technologies. SMSS is used by the VA Office of Administration to assign workspaces to all Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO) tenants. The system generates reports of space availability and costs to provide workspace for VACO. This system is also used to import the facility leases and generate reports and invoices. The minor application, ESRI's ArcGIS, is hosted at a VA data center and is used by the staff to allocate resources for SMSS. It is designed to deliver location intelligence and meet digital transformation needs for the department. It is also used for mapping, analysis, and as a data storage system that can be used to create, share, and manage maps, scenes, layers, apps, and other geographic content.


  • Deliver in an Agile, Lean, SAFe-based environment utilizing DevSecOps, Agile Release Trains (ARTs), Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), and related processes, methodologies, and concepts.
  • Plan, design, and manage the implementation and operation of our client's test and production DevSecOps infrastructure in the VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC) while focusing on security, scalability, and resiliency.
  • Provide technical leadership and hands-on development and implementation of solution architectures that modernize the way our customers use technology.
  • Engage with customer and contractor stakeholders and other cloud architects and engineers to design, define, develop, test, and maintain cloud solution components.
  • Demonstrate experience with cloud deployments and cluster resource management including monitoring systems, logging, and security implementation.
  • Demonstrate experience of software development processes and code management tools and processes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps Engineering Processes and Operations & Management (O&M)
  • Conduct in-depth triage, troubleshooting, and forensics across all facets of the cloud stack while executing processes corrective action and continual service improvement.
  • Perform design and implementation of IT systems that require the integration of diverse and complex components where activities include creating problem statements, defining operational requirements, integrating with other systems, researching and modeling the system architecture and configuration, investigate alternatives, estimate level of effort, and perform impact analysis.
  • Support senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • Recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives.
  • Collaborate with the development and operations teams to implement the infrastructure required for deploying scalable and reliable applications, while routinely conducting preventive and adaptive maintenance to increase security, performance, and reliability.
  • Partner with engineering and product managers to translate business and technical requirements into architectural designs and feature releases.
  • Implement big visible charts to graphically present key metrics and measures that keep teams focused on what needs their attention and to promote transparency.
  • Routinely stress test your systems to expose weakness in both infrastructure and applications.
  • Work on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Serve as an organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.


  • For VA's Acquisition and Property Management Product Line:
    1. Space Management Support System (SMSS):
      • Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server
      • Microsoft .NET Framework
      • Arc Geographic Information System (ArcGIS Enterprise)
      • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for the Microsoft Office Suite of Products
      • Windows Secure Copy Protocol (WinSCP)
      • Microsoft Windows Server Operating System
      • IT Architect across all VA Operating Systems
      • Extensive knowledge and experience with Oracle and Microsoft Applications
      • Expertise with VA SSOi integration
  • Required Education, Experience, and Clearance:
    • Bachelors and seven (7) years or more experience, - OR -
    • Masters and five (5) years or more experience, and
    • Ability to obtain a VA Position of Public Trust - Medium Background Investigation (MBI)
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Cognitive Medical Systems operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Diego, California. Cognitive Medical Systems was founded in 2010. It has 62 total employees. To see all 11 open jobs at Cognitive Medical Systems, click here.
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