Architect (Remote) #4585


  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Information Technology
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


GovCIO is seeking a highly experienced technical architect/strategist to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  You will work closely with senior managers of our Customer and lead other architects, business customers, and functional consultants to develop strategies to optimize current and future IT investments and solutions. This includes continuing a comprehensive review of the current state architecture of the customer’s IT systems, assessment of the current vision and plans, and maintaining a future state enterprise IT architecture as conditions change. You will work with a small team of Solution architects and other technical staff. You will use current information as well as your domain knowledge, skills, and experience to analyze information and implement proactive and consultative approaches for managing the Products. The environment is dynamic and client needs are evolving; flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success



  • Quickly develop a holistic view of the organization’s current IT architecture, business operations, in-flight technology modernization initiatives and future plans
  • Conduct workflow analysis, technology assessments, and business-related studies to define business case plans and architecture strategies supporting long term sustainability and growth 
  • Develop IT Architecture Runways consistent with VA Enterprise Standards and OCC business needs
  • Author primary architecture artifacts for existing or new products to generate a baseline of technical reference and expertise
  • Provide guidance and strategy for adoption of new technology products and processes optimizing developer, customer, and end-user experience.
  • Conduct Trade off analysis on applications
  • Build a trusted advisory relationship with client Technical leadership or development leads.
  • Build/augment technology roadmaps and runways that align with higher organizational strategies and vision
  • Support and defend the Intake process for new work and change requests
  • Monitor/interpret technology memos/policies/directives from higher leadership and recommend approaches
  • Express and defend personal/team dissenting opinions with clarity and diplomacy
  • Proactively and insightfully report/document delivery of value


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific /technical discipline with 15+ years of  related experience in Technical delivery experience required (As developer, IT Architect or equivalent)
  • Additional 10 years of related experience can be substituted for degree

 Required Skills and Experience

  • Mature written, oral, and visual communication with sensitivity to the perspectives, limitations, and needs of different audiences
  • Demonstrated technical management experience
  • Ability to distill/optimize/simplify complex concepts, diagrams, and reports for consumption by different audiences
  • Over 5 years of experience as a technical lead or systems or solutions architect
  • Critical thinking, Systems thinking
  • Excellent time management
  • Expert Agilist
  • Experienced in conducting trade off analysis in applications
  • Well-versed in DevSecOps culture, processes, measures, and tooling
  • Experience in Visio and PowerPoint
  • Experience in the design of enterprise technology
  • Experience in developing future state architecture
  • Experience in researching and documenting as-is architectures

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience supporting or leading within the Veterans Affairs Office of Information Technology, Veterans Benefits Administration, and/or Veterans Health Administration is a plus
  • VistA experience is highly preferred
  • SAFe certified or significant experience in SAFe or a SAFe transformation
  • Visual remote collaboration tools

COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)


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