Senior Solutions Architect

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 year ago(4/29/2019 3:14 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


SoluStaff is actively recruiting for a Senior Solutions Architect for its customer, a government organization located in Philadelphia, PA.  We are seeking the specialized expertise of a Solutions Architect that will be responsible for systems research, planning, architecture, design and support of our customer’s complex enterprise technologies, data networking, computing platforms, and/or collaboration/messaging platforms. The Senior Solutions Architect will provide cross-discipline expertise and will be charged with assessing the effect and fit of technologies aligning technical solutions with enterprise goals.


  • Participate in drafting and proposing enterprise architecture policies, standards and best practices. Tailor them to meet customer needs and ensure that they can be effectively implemented and supported
  • Review new and in-flight RFPs, SOWs and similar documents. Provide expert critique to ensure that current industry and customer best practices, standard and policies are applied as appropriate.
  • Participate in Enterprise Architecture review and similar meetings. Provide expert critique to ensure that current industry and customer best practices, standard and policies are applied as appropriate.
  • Define, plan and design innovative enterprise-wide network, collaboration, and platform infrastructure solutions, including integrated financial analysis of technical alternatives across technology disciplines to meet business requirements and appropriate backup/redundancy requirements 
  • Effectively document Logical and Physical architecture. Provide templates, standards, and mentorship for diagraming infrastructure
  • Resolve difficult interoperability issues that arise when complex systems are developed that require a number of integrations.  This may include hands on work to configure and develop workflows using middleware tools 
  • Successfully negotiate technical design and deployment strategy with Project Management Office (PMO) and IT managers
  • Assist with migrations of applications off legacy-based systems. Specific tasks will include migrating systems from windows 2003 servers to new operating systems on virtualized platforms, cloud or hybrid solutions.  Define ‘lift and shift’ guidelines. 
  • Recommend and arbitrate between technical choices that best serve the agencies needs and adhere to IT’s guiding principles


  • 8+ years of overall IT experience, 4+ years' experience in developing IT infrastructure Solutions as a lead engineer or Architect
  • 4+ years' experience in planning, documenting, validating and testing technical solutions in an enterprise setting
  • 6+ years' experience with any combination of Linux/Unix, Windows 2008 and/or 2012, VMWare ESX within a mid to large enterprise
  • 4+ years working in or in collaboration with complex software delivery organizations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of database structure and theory, preferably Oracle and SQL Server
  • Experience with Cloud and Hybrid networks
  • IT Service Delivery experience implementing and utilizing ITIL processes
  • Experience working in a team oriented, collaborative environment
  • Track record of remaining unbiased toward specific technology or vendor solutions
  • Possesses excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with proven ability to champion causes with positive impact and change
  • Demonstratable skill creating system architecture diagrams using modern tools and symbology
  • Knowledge of federal, state and other regulatory compliance including, but not limited to CJIS, PCI, and HIPAA, is strongly preferred
  • Experience in government entities


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