• System Architect

    Job Locations US-District Of Columbia-Washington, DC
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Designs, installs, configures and maintains systems securely and reliably in a scalable and robust manner, including network devices. Analyzes information technology requirements, evaluates IT system problems, and develops appropriate corrective action. Makes recommendations and advises on system improvements, optimization, or maintenance efforts.


    • Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations.
    • Designs, builds, and implements systems. 
    • Directs compilation of records and reports concerning systems operations and troubleshoots performance issues. 
    • Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions. 
    • Monitors and responds to complex technical hardware and software problems.
    • Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
    • Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
    • Plans systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies.
    • Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design, integration, and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment.
    • Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products.
    • Provides assistance and oversight for all information systems operations activities, including computer and telecommunications/communications operations, operating systems programming, system security policy procedures, and/or web strategy and operations. 
    • Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints.
    • Monitors and responds to hardware and software problems.
    • Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities.
    • Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting system performance.
    • Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network


    • Eight (8) years of experience with IT operations and software development.
    • Five (5) years of experience performing system architecture activities.
    • Experience performing systems engineering in support of projects.
    • Experience evaluating or designing systems supporting IT forensics, SharePoint repository, search function application development or document scanning.
    • Experience analyzing and recommending system improvements/optimization in areas such as information systems architecture, networking, telecommunications, and communications protocols.
    • Experience maintaining servers to include support for IIS, Tomcat, Jetty and NGIX
    • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
    • Proven ability to meet cost, schedule, and performance requirements for projects.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and leadership skills


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