• Solutions Architect

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2019 11:39 AM)
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    *Technical Consulting
  • Overview

    Acuity, Inc. is looking for new talent to add to our growing DevOps and Agile Engineering team and is hiring for a Solutions Architect.


    Acuity, Inc. is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. 


    Acuity Inc. is seeking a highly skilled Solutions Architect.


    Do you have a passion for American interests and want to be an essential part in safeguarding our Nation, while building a meaningful and rewarding career? Come explore a career with Acuity. We support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and their DHS components to work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.



    The Solutions Architect:

    • Participate in Business Development and Capture activities through devising technical solutions, staffing solutions & labor build up, overall approach and architecture in response to proposals, request for information, request for quote etc. with complete ownership of technical volumes.
    • Participate in gate reviews and opportunity analysis; provide input into go/no-go decisions.
    • Solid understanding of multiple SDLCs (traditional, agile, lean etc.).
    • Expert in define and creating overarching solution, architecture, system, and component interaction diagrams; Provide multiple solutions to client problems with explained tradeoffs for each solution.
    • Before build vs. buy analysis; provide rough order of magnitude (ROM) analysis.
    • Create proof of concepts, white papers, and presentations for clients to showcase company capabilities to existing and future clients.
    • Foster a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
    • Act as subject matter expertise on providing solutions for modernization plans and proposal requests relating to cloud automation and migration approaches especially in areas of CI/CD and DevSecOps.
    • Stay on top of emerging technologies and trends; architect and design solutions leveraging those technologies; propose use cases for these emerging technologies to solve current and future client challenges.
    • Support organizational capability development and maturity.


    .spEducation and experience requirement:

    • Bachelors degree, or equivalent degree, in computer science or related area of study, (with preference for Masters degree), AND at least 10 years in IT related experience.
    • Must have demonstrated project management skills.
    • Must have direct hands-on experience in architecting and growing flexible, scalable, and highly-available systems.
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact 
and be involved with client negotiations and interfacing with senior management.
    • Must have experience leading and collaborating with technical teams of diverse IT related skill sets.
    • Must have experience in DevOps, Continuous Delivery and ITIL concepts to lead an effective support operation.


    Clearance requirement:

    • Ability to obtain a DHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD).


    • Be willing to travel, as needed, to client locations, to conferences, for speaking engagements, etc..


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