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Senior Solutions Architect

This position is to support a US government client of TechTrend – supporting the Chief Technology Office (CTO).  CTO Senior Solutions Architects will work with stakeholders in an agile Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) environment toward accomplishment of the goals and objectives of a multi-year IT Strategic Plan and Technical Roadmap. They will play a key role in multiple stages of the Agency IT solution lifecycle from Ideation through Service Delivery and Operations.  



  • Coordinate the technical efforts of teams responsible for modernizing a high-profile public-facing application portfolio essential to the field operations of the Forest Service  
  • Develop Solution and Technical architecture designs  
  • Support agile design and development activities  
  • Create conceptual and logical specifications through collaboration with business, enterprise, application, security, and infrastructure architects  
  • Make recommendations on software, hardware, hosting services, and communications to support the product vision as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces based on solution and program increment roadmaps  
  • Ensure systems are compatible and in compliance with IT standards for architecture, including the implementation of specific solutions for on-premises and cloud platforms, integration with other systems, and their external interfaces  
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to develop artifacts for reuse by subsequent projects  
  • Conduct application rationalization efforts for legacy applications and services using a defined framework and deliverables  
  • Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models  
  • Develop and refine system architectural concepts and integrated architectural models  
  • Analyze and document requirements and functional specifications  
  • Identify options to solve business problems and comparison of alternatives based on stakeholder criteria  
  • Develop high-level cost and schedule estimates for the introduction of new systems and modernization of existing systems  
  • Describe the structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects of systems to project stakeholders  
  • Monitor the progress of systems engineering efforts and assistance with resolution of issues and mitigation of risks  





  • Minimum of seven years solution and/or technical architecture experience across a range of technologies  
  • Three years of experience with large-scale modernization efforts involving enterprise applications  
  • Familiarity with geospatial applications and services, including data architecture and integrations (e.g., Esri software products)  
  • A thorough understanding of DevSecOps principles and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) of custom applications, Low Code Development Platforms (LCDPs), and Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions  
  • Demonstrated ability to digest complex issues, assess various options, and create recommended paths for solutions and services  
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work across multi-functional teams and businesses dealing with software and hardware products  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics with senior leaders in an organization  
  • Demonstrated understanding of technical issues pertaining to enterprise scalability, economies of scale, and their impacts on Total Costs of Ownership (TCO) in very large deployments. 



  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architect Associate (Required)  
  • Amazon Web Services Solution Architect Professional (Desired) and/or Azure Solutions Architect Expert  


Additional Qualifications, Skills & Experience 

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or aligned technical discipline  
  • Experience: At least 7 years of solution and/or technical architecture experience across a range of technologies; at least 3 years of experience in with large-scale modernization efforts involving enterprise applications 
  • Cloud computing knowledge or similar Information Technology experience is a plus 
  • Translate technical concepts into language appropriate for the intended audience  
  • Synthesize work from other team members and partners and drive consensus among key stakeholders  
  • Use standard office tools (e.g. PowerPoint, Visio, Words, Excel, etc.) to produce visually appealing and concise documents and diagrams for the intended audiences  
  • Candidate must conduct himself/​herself in a professional manner  
  • Excellent communication, analytical and technical writing skills are required​  
  • Be able to multi-task and support many projects  
  • Self-starter who can work independently and meet deadlines. Willingness to deliver continuous value to the client  



  • U.S. Citizenship is preferred but green card holder is acceptable  
  • Must be willing to undergo a Public Trust background investigation  


Work Location 

  • Remote 


Competitive Benefits 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Short, Long Term Disability Insurance  
  • PTO & Federal Holidays Off  
  • 401(k) Plan  
  • Access to state-of-the-art gymnasium (at TechTrend HQ)  
  • Premium coffee bar (at TechTrend HQ)  



About TechTrend 

TechTrend, Inc. is a veteran-friendly small business providing expert solutions, products, and services to the federal government.  Founded in 2003, we continue to evolve with capabilities in cybersecurity, DevSecOps, cloud managed services, cloud migration, and application development.  We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading provider of Azure cloud services.  TechTrend is recognized as a trusted partner delivering knowledge and guidance for our client’s most critical and complex support and service needs.  As a liaison for positive organizational change, we form relationships and build bridges while ensuring quality across functions—gaining buy-in from both leaders and end-users and removing barriers to mission success.  Our established processes ensure quality delivery of results by maximizing efficiency, productivity, and client satisfaction enterprise wide.  TechTrend is a fast-growing company with a dynamic, inclusive corporate culture headquartered in a state-of-the-art facility near the well-known Fairfax Mosaic District.  

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