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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2205566

Solutions Architect

ICF’s continuous growth is driving our search for a Solutions Architect to produce holistic technical concepts while supporting business development in our award-winning Public Sector Group!  Experience in Digital Modernization for the Federal Government is preferred.   

ICF is an award-winning, global management consulting company. Continuous growth is in our DNA - including doubling our revenue every five years for the past 50+ years! ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality and respect. At ICF, we are not all the same. And that has always been our greatest strength. 

As a Solutions Architect, you will play a critical role in supporting our Public Sector Group. Our clients span state and federal agencies.  You will work hands-on with internal teams and clients as a trusted advisor, leading and designing technical discussions and assisting in the design of solutions for proposals.  Preventing the problem is the goal but finding the solution is your focus. You believe that it can always be made better, faster, and more reliable!

Technologies you will use:

  • AWS, Azure, GCP, Java, C++, Python or Ruby, Active Directory, Networking, Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm, R

Here is what you will be doing day to day in this Solutions Architect role:

  • Develop the vision for the solution, including technology and development practices, by working with various stakeholders and constituents, including other Solution Architects.

  • Own the technical decisions of the pre-sales effort, arriving at them through a collaborative and team-based approach.

  • Stay abreast of technology trends, organizational approaches, standards, and solution designs of other domains to augment your concepts and decisions.

  • Evaluate technical capabilities of third-party vendor applications and participate in the vendor selection process.

  • Design and develop proof-of-concept solutions to validate technical approaches and strategy.

  • Analyze and validate assumptions—technical and non-technical—during initial business development phases.

  • Assess solution/project/project fitness for technology landscape and company strategy; document potential risks to ensure informed decision making.

  • Understand existing enterprise assets, including frameworks, patterns, and subsystems; ensure teams use them where appropriate.

  • Publish, socialize, and evangelize the assets you have developed with our broader architecture community.

What you must have:

  • Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance. 

  • US Citizenship or Green Card Holder required due to Federal contract requirements. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.

  • 5 or more years of experience with AWS, Azure, or container cloud services.

  • Certification in, or certification-ready in:   AWS or GCP, Azure, or other cloud platform.

  • 8+ years of experience working with solution teams to frame customer problems, find ways to address them, and deliver solutions that meet their needs.

What we would like you to have:

  • 5+ years’ experience with industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS using Cloud environments.

  • 3+ years’ experience with TOGAF, Product Management principles, and Agile methodologies. SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) experience a plus.

  • 1+ year(s’) experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.

  • 3+ years’ experience leading human centered design workshops to better identify the problems to solve.

  • 3+ years’ experience in developing and delivering Digital Modernization solutions for Federal clients.





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 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:

$162,892.00 - $276,916.00

Reston, VA (VA30)

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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