Solution Architect / Software Engineering Technologist

  • ProSphere,
  • Alexandria, VA
software engineer, solution architect, capture, operations, research, RFP, federal government, AoA, CAIV, RFI, analysis, architecture, proposal, Agile, DevOps, ITIL infrastructure
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


ProSphere is seeking a Software Engineering Technologist / Solution Architect to join its growing Technology Support Group.  The Technologist/Solution Architect’s role is to strategically design and implement information systems and networked software architectures that support core organizational functions, and assure their high availability. This individual will gain organizational commitment for all technology and software plans, as well as evaluate and select all technologies required to complete those plans. In addition, the Solution Architect provides technical leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level. The Technologist/Solution Architect will have to work through many others in the organization to succeed. He/She may also provide direct support and coaching to front-line information technology (IT) managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports deliver approved solutions.  This is a full-time position located in Alexandria, VA.  Veterans are encouraged to apply. 


  • Act as visionary and strategist for solution area
  • Perform as a subject matter expert in our fast-paced growing environment supporting new business capture by developing innovative solutions
  • Partner with Capture and Operations personnel to help uncover and develop best-in-class solutions to meet customer needs
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility
  • Be responsible for defining and driving the technical direction of prospective business opportunities, developing system architectures, and providing technical leadership for proposals and strategic pursuits
  • Assess market level technology trends as well as capabilities of complementary solutions enabling larger scale solution offerings
  • Speak at trade conferences and seek authorship opportunities in trade publications
  • Write, or direct the writing of, white papers that add further insight and thought in the solution area
  • Review RFP documents to understand scope of work and customer needs to develop an overarching solution to be proposed as part of the solicitation response
  • Propose new and innovative solutions to the most complex challenges
  • Assist with determining level of effort estimates for various efforts, using information provided as part of the solicitation documentation, to determine most cost efficient and effective staffing approaches
  • Develop IT-based solutions consisting of contextual, conceptual, and logical architectures using standards-based, rigorous methodologies and practices
  • Conduct architectural analysis of alternatives (AoA) trade studies including CAIV, Criteria-based Decision Analysis and/or other proven methodologies
  • Develop lifecycle cost models to support architecture decision trades
  • Communicate solutions with customers, management, and teaming partners, including presentations and white papers
  • Develop technical approach and project engineering plans, including scheduling of tasks, processes, and identifying critical resources, to turn the solution into a successful proposal
  • Develop and write technical responses for winning proposals and RFI responses
  • Review customer provided information and outside sources to understand potential issues/ problems currently faced and develop approach to solving these problems
  • Stay current on latest technologies and solutions in the industry


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related engineering discipline, Master’s degree desired
  • At least  ten (10) years’ experience in Systems Engineering/Architecture and software development
  • Experience supporting proposal efforts, comprising a diverse matrixed team of technical specialists, and involving the development of novel or innovative new solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of mission challenges and issues confronting customers
  • Understanding of Federal contracting and procurement
  • Experience leading architecture of application integration, migration, and sustainment solutions involving understanding of software support, maintenance, and sustainment
  • Knowledge of requirements analysis and development to include requirements allocation to software systems functionality
  • Proficient in implementing Agile, DevOps and other SW development methodologies
  • Understand current production/technology strategy and environments in the industry and Federal Government using industry knowledge or customer supplied information
  • IT specific domain knowledge, including ITIL; End user computing; Network engineering; Enterprise IT infrastructure
  • Knowledge of information systems engineering processes and, in particular, system design and solution development processes
  • Exceptional leadership skills including the ability to make strategic as well as tactical decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; works with others to coordinate efforts, resolve cross-team issues and effectively communicate changes
  • Demonstrated customer interface skills and strong interpersonal skills including extensive experience working closely with teammates and customers to identify and develop solutions
  • Proven ability to develop system architectures and system designs of varying complexity for federal government organizations
  • Proficiency with a combination of software products and expert proficiency with multiple operating systems and coding languages
  • Ability to lead and support technical design and architecture development. This may include producing designs including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration
  • Extensive technical breadth, through experience in the IT industry. This breadth should be in areas of application development, and IT Infrastructure/services
  • US Government security clearance or ability to obtain clearance required. Active Security Clearance preferred
  • Regular travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with internal customers, vendors, third-party contractors, external suppliers or consultants, stakeholders, project meetings or the direction of team members.

Nice to Have:

  • ITIL certification
  • Other IT related certifications
  • Experience in developing cyber security solutions and Risk Management Framework (RMF)

ProSphere offers full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health insurance, life insurance, military leave, training, tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, short- and long-term disability, 401(k) retirement plan with company matches/immediate vesting, commuter benefits, and more.

It is ProSphere’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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1101 King Street Alexandria, VA, 22314

Dice Id : 10384526
Position Id : 2019-2296
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