Director – Technical Architecture - AWS / Cloud in Reston, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 11/16/2020

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS' founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

The Director - Technical Architect is responsible for leading the technology design and definition of healthcare and human services solutions that support MAXIMUS business processing outsourcing business and future healthcare markets. This person will be responsible for establishing, refining and providing direction, standards and best practices on all architectural aspects of application technology. This person will work with MAXIMUS IT and operations staff to design cost-effective integrated technology solutions comprised of both in house and commercial off-the-shelf products. The successful candidate will be a lead technical representative supporting pre-marketing and proposal activities. The Director - Technical Architect will be the lead spokesman and drive the decision making for technical decisions in conjunction with other MAXIMUS IT leadership and staff.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
•Participates with senior management to establish technology strategy, architecture and plans.
•Understands the organizational direction, goals and industry competitive environment to determine how architecture can add value to the organization and to business.
•Leads, sets direction, establishes standards, architectural governance and best practices in the application technical architecture space for Health, Human and Federal Services Solutions.
•Assesses business and systems requirements and designs against best practices, technology advances, industry standards, and business needs. Provides direction on implementing feasible, cost-effective solutions to the overall system architecture and designs to meet these needs.
•Serves as the key technical point of contact in developing technical solutions in response to Request for Proposals, Change Requests, and business needs.
•Assists in vendor and partner selections to ensure solution fit for a given set of integration capabilities and compatibility with current technologies and practices.
•Collaborates and coordinates with MAXIMUS IT security and infrastructure teams to develop strategies to fulfill security and performance requirements and assess effectiveness of the solutions.
•Provides leadership and mentors team members within the architecture shared services organization to enable individuals and organizations to design and develop scalable solutions.
•Reviews federal, state, and company policies to determine applicability to systems functionality, design, and operation.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Requirements:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field with more than 10 years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree (Preferred) in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field with more than 8 years of relevant experience.
•At least 7 years of architecture experience at an enterprise level.
•At least 4+ years architecting and delivering cloud based solutions in AWS
•Knowledge, experience and exhibits strong thought leadership in digital architecture domain and applications, in developing web services and emerging technologies such as micro services in cloud-based environments and virtualization.
•Experience of MASA Mesh model including “As a Service” models (e.g. SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) and platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure)
•Knowledge of EA Frameworks such as TOGAF, FEAF, NIST or similar
•Development experience with programming/scripting languages: Java/JEE , C#/Net, JavaScript frameworks (NodeJS, Angular), Web Services
•Experience with Agile/continuous integration/DevOps
•Demonstrated success in serving in a supervisory management role
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
•Ability to influence peers and superiors (technical and business) the strategic direction of overall solution
•Must be able to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment of competing and alternating priorities
•Proven ability to develop and present technical white papers and healthcare solution presentations. Examples should be provided as possible and appropriate.

Physical Requirements:
•Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
•Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs.
•Frequent use of computer, telephone, and office equipment (copier, fax, scanner)


 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide enterprise and systems architectural consultations to management, system sponsors, stewards and team members.
- Participate and support review of RFIs, RFPs and RFQs, to architect and propose end- to- end infrastructure and platform engineered solutions.
- Participate across all phases of the solution lifecycle related to infrastructure and platform engineering starting with pre-sales solutions architecture support, resource identification, and implementation support with emphasis on the planning, analysis, testing, integration, documentation, and presentation of solution.
- Provide technical solution architecture and design support, including propose technical architecture, solution design, and implementation methodology.
- Explore newer technologies and platforms to leverage and include in newer program pursuits.
- Architect custom, reusable solutions that can be leveraged across the organization.
- Utilize detailed understanding of the client/project processes to ensure corresponding infrastructure and platform alignment.
- Define and implement architectural governance to ensure scalable and extendable architecture.
- Develop technically and operationally feasible long-term IT strategies and plans.
- Identify, explore and recommend emerging technologies including analysis of impact.
- Collaborate with project leads, program managers, and managers to develop detailed project plans and work breakdown structures for division, center level projects.
- Provide technical documentation of consultations to management and system sponsors and stewards.

Minimum Requirements:
- Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers within the company.
- Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.
- Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.
- Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
- Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.
- Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers.
- Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
- Reports to Senior Director or VP level.


MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.
 
EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.