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JOB #R2301548

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.

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.

What you'll be doing:

  • Ensure customer business objectives are achieved by establishing relationships, trust, and solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Guide customers to ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services following the principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
  • Make impactful recommendations and develop technical direction and future state architecture for clients in alignment with their business goals.
  • Build relationships with technical people within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.
  • Identify, document and share best-practice knowledge among the architects within your respective client account as well as architecture practice within ICF.
  • Translate business needs into solution architecture requirements
  • Estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives
  • Define multiple solution options to business problems
  • Quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new and emerging technologies
  • Assume the role of technology advisor that understands customer business processes and maps them to technology solutions to optimize business outcomes
  • Build modern solutions with serverless and managed services

What you must have:

  • 10+ years of experience developing data management solutions and strategies across a range of industries clients, and technologies
  • 5+ years of consulting or client service delivery experience on Amazon AWS (AWS)
  • 5+ years of experience working on data-driven projects including data ingestion, data processing, data curation and data warehousing, data governance, DataSecOps including serverless workflows
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in AWS and Big Data technologies such as S3, Lambda, LakeFormation, DMS, Kinesis, Kafka, Redshift, RDS, Aurora, Neptune, DynamoDB, ECS, Glue, DataBrew, Python, R-Studio, SageMaker, Spark/SparkSQL, Eventbridge, as well as programming in Python, Java, Spark, SQL, Unix shell/Perl scripting, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience with AWS Redshift or Snowflake and Microservices including Docker and deploying and running containers on ECS or EKS
  • 4+ years of experience working with Public Sector (U.S. Government) clients, 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:

  • Ability to perform data and organizational assessments, and build a data strategy/roadmap for implementation
  • Learning mindset Stay abreast of new and emerging technologies and market offerings relevant to our client's objectives
  • Experience with applied data science platforms and workflows (MLOps, MLFlow)
  • Experience working with DevOps and IaC tools such as AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Git, Jenkins, CodeBuild, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 matrixed 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

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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay 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 pay range for this position is:

$0.00 - $0.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Data Analytics

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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