Solutions Architect

Solution Architecture, CMS, JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone, React, LAMP, OOP, Drupal, Data Modeling, Zachman, ToGAG, Composer, PHP 7, Amazon Web Services
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description


Essential Functions:

  • Assess, analyze, design, and propose technical solutions for the delivery of integrated systems across several bureaus and offices within USAID
  • Architect and design implementation of cloud infrastructure solutions
  • Diagram and present project solutions, within the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), through working sessions with IT Team and stakeholders
  • Maintain technical documentation for new and existing applications
  • Assist in the development of CMS functionality using contributed modules, along with creating custom modules
  • Serve as expert on APIs as it relates to decoupled apps or service oriented architecture
  • Perform quality control on all products and deliverables to ensure product releases are fully documented based on industry best practices
  • Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and software development
  • Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments
  • Maintain testing plans, provide test results and recommendations to developers
  • Support end-to-end project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issue escalation/reporting
  • Assist in other reasonable IT tasks as assigned by supervisor



  • 6+ years of solution architecture combined with 2+ years of web development experience
  • BS Degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field, OR, High School GED with additional work experience related to the duties of the position.


Required Skills:        

  • Ability to describe the applicable system’s structures, define software features, identify technical problems, write business proposals and to make presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels and background
  • Excellent knowledge of open source solutions, including CMS’s
  • Proven competency with JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Backbone, React, etc.)
  • Experience working in LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL-MariaDB/PHP) stack.
  • Must have experience in OOP (Object-Oriented-Programming), also adhere to coding standards and documentation.
  • Must be organized and work well in a team setting.  Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others.


Preferred Skills:

  • Good understanding of Data Modeling and flow diagrams including architecture frameworks such as Zachman and ToGAG as well as the ability to model data in UML
  • Drupal, Composer, PHP 7
  • React, npm/Yarn, Javascript ECMAScript 6 (ES6)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • Have worked with Jira, Bitbucket/Github (Git)
  • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins)


U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

Dice Id : 10123529
Position Id : 6119304
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