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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104532

Data Architect

We’re looking for a Data Architect who will be responsible for defining strategy and driving technology solutions.  You’ll integrate different domain applications and data in ways that enhance our clients’ current environments and helps pushes them forward to next generation capabilities.  This will include helping them modernize, build and support reporting, data integration and data science environments in a cloud or hybrid environments.  Also apply big data analytics in a coordinated, cohesive manner to help clients solve business use cases they could not previously address. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop long-term partnerships with customers and vendors and contribute to the development of their strategic business plans by understanding the future direction of their organization, the industry, and the customer's business.

  • Develop working relationships with staff to facilitate the adoption of best practices, including standards, methodology and metrics in preparing architecture deliverables and be comfortable creating rapidly delivered prototypes that speed client approvals.

  • Work closely with the stakeholder groups to translate business use cases to specific solution architecture design, including assisting with planning the implementation timelines and then looping back to address subsequent questions and confirming  implementation guidelines are followed.

What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field: Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline.

  • 10+ years’ experience developing data management solutions and strategy across a range of industry, client and technologies, including ETL and database solution development supporting data integration, data warehousing, data lake and analytic pipelines

  • 5+ years of experience defining technical architecture, infrastructure design, system requirements, and technical analysis/design as well as implementing data management systems, including experience with Big Data systems (e.g., Hadoop, EMR), cloud data warehouses (e.g., Redshift, Snowflake data warehouses (e.g., Redshift, Snowflake), integration technologies and frameworks (e.g., ETL, MDM, EAI, Data Services),and reporting/analytic systems, and Data Visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, Looker etc

  • 2+ years of experience designing and implementing Enterprise Data Governance solutions, DevSecOps environment building CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Git, Jenkins, Terraform, AWS Code

  • 4+ years of experience working within modern data architecture setup involving AWS or Azure and working within the full lifecycle SDLC as part of a software product and operations team environment

  • US Citizen or Permanent Lawful Resident (Green Card Holder) preferred. Employment must be compliant with eligibility for Public Trust Clearance due to Government Contract.

What we’d like you to know:

  • Experience migrating and implementing cloud data warehouses – Snowflake
  • Experience with driving Agile Software Delivery Life Cycle in a business environment.

  • Experience with vendor management, software evaluation and selection.

  • Experience with applied data science workspace involving tools like Python/Jupyter, R and SAS

  • Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment while effectively prioritizing and executing tasks while under pressure

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to perform data and organizational assessments, and build a data strategy/roadmap for implementation

  • Familiar with enabling solutions in a SaaS and PaaS models (utilize serverless components)

  • Superior organizational and end to end delivery skills in an Agile environment

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and shifting priorities with proactive communication in mind

  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with development and business teams based on a proactive communication style

  • Strong Analytical and reasoning skills that result in clear, robust, and accurate solutions

Why you’ll love working here:

  • Generous vacation and retirement plans

  • Comprehensive health benefits 

  • Flexible work location

  • Diverse workforce that values equality and inclusion

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

  • Friendly community with lots of social events

  • Participation in charity initiatives

  • Employee support program


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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