Data Architect

  • Washington, DC
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
USD 60,000.00 per year
Full Time


Amazon Web Services
IT service management
People skills
Software development
Government contracts
IT architecture
Software design
Tier 3
Technical Support
Data engineering
Data architecture
Reference data
Master data management
Data management
Data storage
Employment authorization
Managed services
Data warehouse
Data modeling
Systems design
Amazon Lambda
Amazon S3
Performance tuning
Stakeholder management
Product management
Customer engagement
Database design
Analytical skill
Attention to detail
Information Technology
Application development
Market analysis
Human resources
Project management
Security clearance
Cloud computing
Cyber security
Data flow
Meta-data management
Amazon SQS
Apache Kafka
Apache NiFi
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon Redshift

Job Details

M9 Solutions is dedicated to providing IT services and solutions to the Federal Government by mobilizing the right people, skills, clearance levels, and technologies to help organizations who desire improved performance and modern, sustainable change. M9 has provided quality IT services and support to 27 Federal Agencies and multiple commercial customers across 41 states nationwide. Our capabilities include digital transformation, software development, cloud migration, applications & infrastructure, cybersecurity, data delivery & analytics, and IT talent solutions.

M9 Solutions is seeking a Data Architect to workon a government contract for a client located in Washington, DC.An active Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.

  • Responsible for the design, structure, and maintenance of data.
  • Ensure the accuracy and accessibility of data relevant to the project.
  • Responsible for assisting in the establishment of an IT Architecture practice, and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology.
  • Responsible for managing activities that take place during solution ideation, solution design, and solution implementation.
  • Review business context for solutions to client challenges as well as defining the vision and requirements for the solution, recommending potential options, selecting the most optimal option, and the development of a roadmap for the selected solution.
  • Communicate the architecture to the stakeholders and collaborate/coordinate with existing domain architects in the formalization and adoption of IT standards and procedures.
  • Define and communicate a clear product vision for client's software products, aligning with user needs and business objectives.
  • Create and manage product roadmaps that reflect both innovation and growth strategies.
  • Manage production data within multiple datasets ensuring fault tolerance and redundancy.
  • Provide Tier 3 technical support for deployed applications and dataflows.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the data engineering & architecture team to design and launch new features and services.
  • Analyze, plan, and define data architecture framework, including security, reference data, metadata, and master data.
  • Create and implement data management processes and procedures.
  • Ensure the integrity of data backup and storage systems.
  • Monitor security software and tools.
  • Respond to security or usability concerns.
  • Analyze and document solution complexity and interdependencies.

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Work Authorization: ship is required.
  • An active Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge of Cloud architectures and enabling tools and technologies, such as, AWS Cloud (GovCloud/C2S).
  • Familiar with Amazon Web Managed Services.
  • Knowledge of data warehouse design best practices for data modeling and ETL system design
  • Knowledge with software platforms and services, such as, Docker, Kubernetes, JMS/SQS, SNS, Kafka, AWS Lambda, NiFi, Airflow, or similar.
  • Knowledge with datastores MongoDB/DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, S3, Redshift, JDBC/ODBC, and Redis.
  • Experience in performance tuning of applications, including data model and schema optimization.
  • Familiar with Linux/Unix server environments.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology.
  • Knowledge with Collaboration tools, such as, Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience with stakeholder management, product management, data management, security, data architecture, amazon web services, agile, intelligence community, client engagement.
  • Proficiency in database design (Concept Maps, ER Diagrams, etc.).
  • Possess superior analytical skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively as part of a larger team within the information technology department.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Familiarity and experience with the intelligence community and the intel cycle.
  • Experience developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to retrieve data.
  • A keen interest in learning and using the latest software tools, methods, and technologies to solve real world problems sets vital to national security.
  • Knowledge of public keys and digital certificates.
  • Experience with DevOps environments.

Full-Time Employee Compensation
  • M9 Solutions' pay range for this position is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include, but are not limited to, responsibilities of the position, education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, location, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
  • M9 Benefits -

Salary Range

$60,000 - $180,000 USD

M9 Solutions LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled.

M9 Solutions, LLC (M9) is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. M9 is subject to Executive Order 11246, which requires government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of their employment. Please click here to complete M9's Voluntary Self-Identification Form and then email it to . Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact M9's Human Resources Department at or at .

With 14+ years of proven delivery and steady growth, M9 Solutions is a unique small business with credible past performance and key capabilities offering project management services, solution architects, business analysts, program managers, technical architects, and technical consultants. M9 was recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2012. M9 Solutions believes that work should be fun, rewarding, and something everyone can be excited about. We offer a competitive compensation package and value diversity in driving the vision of the company.

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