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Technical Director - Software Architect

IBM

IBM

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Software Engineering, IT
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Introduction
As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you’ll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you’ll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Technical Director, Software Architect

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technology solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address the government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo, you’ll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you’ll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission-critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

You…

As a Technical Director, Software Architect at Octo, you will join an Agile program responsible for discovering, designing, and developing new, mission-critical, high-priority applications and processes from the ground up at the General Services Administration (GSA). You will oversee the architectural design and provide architectural guidance for multiple solution delivery projects. This role will provide technical guidance and execution of technology decisions with the various delivery teams. This includes directing, evaluating, and monitoring the progress of product development and facilitating discussions with various stakeholders and system integrators around business objectives, functionality, architecture, and product deployment.

You will support one or more of the following platforms: Eloqua, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Government Cloud Plus, MuleSoft, Alfresco, DocuSign, Google Cloud Platform, or Smartsheets.

Us…

We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking and agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

This program will support the GSA Information Technology mission, providing development and operational support for new and existing legacy mission-enabling applications. Your team on the program will have a direct say in your participation in the design and implementation of a mission-critical application that integrates with other GSA systems and impacts GSA employees and public users, starting at the design phase to include the development, implementation, and maintenance of a technology roadmap. We are digitizing information and processes for improved implementation, leveraging modern tools and low code/no code for reusability and faster delivery.

Responsibilities…

  • Collaborate with other technical leaders and provide technical and architectural guidance for various existing and planned applications and service delivery, including platforms, middleware, 3rd party services, and databases.

  • Define a platform and application security vulnerability governance process.

  • Implement a platform and application security vulnerability process in a large enterprise across a matrixed organizational structure.

  • Implement and refine environment strategies as they relate to one or more of the following domains: Enterprise Software Architecture, Mobile Architecture, Integration Architecture, Development Lifecycle and Deployment, and Data Architecture.

  • Ability to solve the hardest problems for our customers and partners.

  • Define and manage production end-to-end services, functional capabilities, and business outcomes delivered on the platform.

  • Define metrics and report on your domain’s performance indicators and risk factors.

  • Enforce security controls and maintain the system roles and authorization processes.

  • Partner with security and risk teams in implementing process changes to ensure compliance with privacy policies, security audits, and certifications.

  • Research changes in upcoming versions of the platform to provide recommendations that enhance productivity.

  • Identify and recommend third-party products/applications and determine when enhancing our Business Applications experience is appropriate.

  • Define technical evaluation criteria for product and technology selection and determine technical approaches to ensure all architectural solutions result in a coherent systems design.

  • Integrate the business strategy and knowledge of software capabilities (current and future) into the direction of all products.

  • Support documentation of application architecture deliverables consistent with architecture principles, standards, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Lead technical design sessions with the development teams, including the creation of class models, sequence diagrams, etc., and detailed design specifications to ensure that architecture standards are followed.

  • Guide technology/solution decisions with architecture and product teams for projects.

  • Collaborate with architecture and development teams to perform code reviews to ensure all solutions align to pre-defined architecture/design.

    Years of Experience: 8+ years of relevant experience with platform architecture and development. Platform certifications are required.

    Education: BA/BS degree in a computer discipline or equivalent applicable experience.

    Location: Remote within the United States.

    Clearance: Ability to obtain government clearance.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 8+ years of relevant experience with architecture and development. Platform certifications are required.

  • BA/BS degree in a computer discipline or equivalent applicable experience.

  • Knowledge of platform configuration with third-party tools.

  • At least five years of platform development and/or architecture experience with increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Experience working in the government sector is a plus.

  • Some familiarity with Agile project management and sprint planning.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on cross-functional teams.

  • Highly skilled in interpersonal and verbal/written communications, presentations, math, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government clearance.

  • Must be able to use a computer.

  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in written form.

  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

  • Must have reliable internet service that allows for effective telecommuting.
    Clearance: Ability to obtain government clearance.


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Prefer experience supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs or other federal organizations.
  • Prefer additional Salesforce certifications.
  • Prefer experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies.

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