• Chief Architect

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID 2018-1659
  • Overview

    AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Chief Architect to support our customers. Working closely with project managers and stakeholders, the Chief Architect will architect and implement solutions for various VA IT systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for the software analysis, design, documentation, and delivery of a customized product.

    Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

    The Chief Architect will work to understand customer needs, validate solutions, and define and create the architectural depictions and documents to ensure seamless deployment and address all customer priorities, including performance, functionality, quality, Section 508 compliance, ease of use, and security considerations. The Chief Architect will provide technical expertise, direction, and leadership to develop and communicate the program vision. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Lead application development with an Agile approach that supports incremental development of high quality, fully-tested components, delivered every 2 weeks
    • Create and maintain documentation of stakeholder needs, visualizations, stories, and other sources of requirements information for functional and non-functional requirements
    • Generate project basis of estimates for performance, scalability, sustainability and maintainability
    • Manage the overall architectural roadmap, including prioritizing workflow
    • Proactively support each project lead with managing and prioritizing sprint backlogs according to business value, complexity, and expectations
    • Write product specifications and design documentation for system components, organizing review and/or release of documentation as required
    • Ensure product release readiness for customers and end users
    • Support development and test teams in acceptance testing, Section 508 Compliance, troubleshooting, load testing, capacity planning, and performance tuning as required
    • Provide senior level architecture support for the Advanced Technology Team by assisting with business/technical needs (Corporate Initiatives, Architecture Review Board, etc.)


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in engineering or related scientific or technical discipline; ten (10) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education. 
    • Ten (10) years technical architecture experience, including a variety of programming languages, platforms, and operating systems
    • Ability to lead technical professionals in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
    • Hands-on experience developing or customizing enterprise-level software solutions
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience with software development lifecycle and processes, specifically in an Agile, SCRUM environment, including development tools such as JIRA
    • Ability to facilitate and coordinate efforts with key government and non-government stakeholders
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience must also include:
      • Significant knowledge and or experience with DoD and VA infrastructure and software development 
      • Intermediate technical knowledge of information security concepts and technologies
      • Familiarity with risk management and a proven track record in successful project execution
      • Proven leadership ability
    • Must be able to travel when needed
    • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • Demonstrable, hands-on VA information technology experience
    • PMAS/VIP and ProPath experience
    • Rational toolset experience
    • Experience with Section 508 compliance

    EEO Statement

    AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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