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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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JOB #R2204171

Software Architect - Remote

** This role will be completely remote, sitting anywhere within the US**

ICF seeks a talented Software Architect with demonstrated leadership experience to design and build sophisticated IT systems in the healthcare and life sciences domains. You will be working on projects that support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Our teams are improving platforms that collect healthcare data from hundreds of thousands of daily users.  That data  helps define decisions made on healthcare policy, government spending, and, most importantly, patient care. You will bring your expertise in software development to lead and guide our team in an Agile environment that has a major impact on healthcare in our country. If you are driven to use your talent to build software using a modern, cloud-based technology stack that makes a difference, we would love to share more about this opportunity.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide leadership and serve as a senior development resource for development teams
  • Take a lead role in all stages of software development including planning, implementation, testing, documentation, and release
  • Develop application architecture that supports requirements for system performance, scalability, security, extensibility, and manageability
  • Define proper architectural approaches for clustering, fault tolerance, transaction processing, state management, caching, queuing, batch, sync/async, etc. to ensure performance, stability and maintainability
  • Present and defend architectural, design, and technical choices to internal and external audiences
  • Conceptualize and develop prototypes to test multiple design and architecture concepts using various tools/frameworks to determine the optimal approach
  • Develop and test architecturally significant and complex aspects of the system
  • Conduct and lead code review sessions to ensure high quality software
  • Establish best practices and ensure that they are followed by the development teams
  • Proactively learn new technologies, standards and applications; keeping current with technology developments within the industry by continually reviewing literature and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects
  • Provide assistance in developing technical proposals in response to federal requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Evangelize and drive technology architecture

What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or other IT or STEM related field)
  • 10 or more years of experience engineering enterprise applications
  • 4 or more years of experience as a lead developer/architect including a background in microservice, REST, and SOA design principles in Solutioning
  • 4 or more years of experience working with AWS
  • 4 or more years of experience with languages such as Node.js, Python, Angular/React, Scripting in Unix/Linux (Bash, PowerShell)
  • 4 or more years with Database Modeling and Development to include Postgres and Oracle.
  • Must have lived in the US for 3 of the past 5 years and be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
  • Must currently reside in the US

What we’d like you to have:

  • Experience with data analysis and reporting using tools like R and Python
  • Experience with ORM frameworks like Sequelize, Hibernate, Entity Framework
  • Experience with unit test frameworks like JUnit, HttpUnit, DBUnit, EasyMock, Selenium
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Experience with frameworks such as Express, Flask, and Spring
  • Experience with messaging solutions like SQS, Kafka, Rabbit MQ, JMS
  • Experience with various data formats such as JSON, YAML, XML, RDF, OWL, CSV, Parquet, Avro
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skillsStrong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

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.

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.

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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