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JOB #R2204962

Data Solutions Architect (Remote)

Our Public Sector Group (PSG) is growing, and we are looking for a talented, highly motivated Data Solutions Architect to join our ICF’s Digital Modernization Division.  You will be responsible for helping government clients plan, manage and execute their most complex digital transformation programs.  We are looking for a Data Solutions Architect who will be responsible for defining strategy and driving technology solutions in the data analytics and emerging technologies space for Public Sector customers. 

You’ll integrate different domain applications and data in ways that enhance our clients’ current environments and helps push 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. You will leverage your strong technical background to understand the data challenges our clients are facing and how to meet them head on using transformative data and analytics solutions. You will apply big data analytics in a coordinated, cohesive manner to help clients solve business use cases they could not previously address. You will work with growth and implementation teams from opportunity identification to deal closure, providing your expertise for the successful design and deployment of data and analytics solutions to drive digital transformation efforts for our clients.  You will also provide mentorship and guidance to other data analytics professionals within the company.

At ICF, we implement smart solutions to drive digital transformation at scale and speed, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to helping them achieve mission outcomes. Join our community of mission-driven project managers, data experts, strategists, and technologists to build agile solutions that meet our clients changing needs.


  • 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.

  • Drive solutioning sessions to flush out data solutions, level of effort estimates and solution development approaches

  • Drive technical content for request for proposal responses, including writing proposals, developing proof of concepts and presenting technical concepts to a wide range of audiences, including senior and C-Suite executives.

  • 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.

  • Assess customers’ current state architecture, provide recommendations on future state architecture and implementation roadmap.

  • Stay abreast of new and emerging technologies and market offerings relevant to our clients’ objectives.

  • Provide mentorship and career guidance to other data analytics professionals within the practice – data analysts, data engineers, data architects, data scientists, etc.

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

  • 7+ 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), unified analytics platforms such as Databricks, 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

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

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

  • 4+ years of experience working with Public Sector (U.S. Government) clients

    4+ years of experience providing pre sales technical solutioning support

  • 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 with unified data analytics platforms such as Snowflake and Databricks

  • Experience with driving Agile Software Delivery Life Cycle in a business environment.

  • Experience with vendor partnership, software evaluation and selection.

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

  • Knowledge of Big Data integration tools such as Spark, AWS Kinesis, and Kafka

  • 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.

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.

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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The salary range for Colorado is -


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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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