Solution Architect (Remote) #5206


  • 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?


This individual will work closely with sub-Product Line managers as well as other VA architecture staff, business customers, and functional consultants to develop solution blueprints to optimize current and future IT investments and solutions.



  • Use your knowledge of existing applications / toolsets / processes at the Department of Veterans affairs along with your domain knowledge to define optimized solutions / processes that augment existing applications to solve business challenges.
  • Quickly develops a holistic view of the organization’s current IT architecture, business operations, in-flight technology modernization initiatives and future plans.
  • Conducts workflow analysis, technology assessments, and business-related studies to define business case plans and architecture strategies supporting long term sustainability and growth.
  • Works with stakeholders and plays a lead role in defining solutions to address business requirements.
  • Creates system design artifacts for both current and future state of the application.
  • Works with internal and external partners to define interfaces, data exchange mechanisms and data structures required by the solution.
  • Translates high-level product development strategies into network and system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower-level detailed implementation requirements.
  • Develops systems and system element architecture and design and interface definitions. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept. Develops models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development.
  • Author primary architecture artifacts for existing or new products to generate a baseline of technical reference and expertise.
  • Provides guidance and strategy for adoption of new technology products and processes optimizing developer, customer, and end-user experience. Updates technology roadmaps aligning to higher organizational strategies and vision as needed.
  • Conducts trade-off analysis on applications when needed.
  • Builds a trusted advisory relationship with various stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • 15+ years of related experience with cyber security including 5 or more at VA.
  • 10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven knowledge of technology and application landscape at the VA .
  • Experience in the design of scalable, resilient, and highly responsive enterprise applications.
  • Experience in creating solution blueprints and future state processes.
  • Well-versed in DevSecOps culture, processes, measures, and tooling.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with minimal guidance/supervision.
  • Solid experience with Microsoft and other collaborative tools including Teams, SharePoint, Jira, etc.
  • Mature written, oral, and visual communication with sensitivity to the perspectives, limitations, and needs of different audiences.
  • Demonstrated application architecture experience.
  • Ability to distill/optimize/simplify complex concepts, diagrams, and reports for consumption by different audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in a remote work environment.
  • The environment is dynamic and client needs are evolving; flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success.

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 desired.
  • VistA experience is highly preferred.
  • Ability to proactively communicate and coordinate with various internal and external project stakeholders, depending on needs.

GovCIO is a team of transformers — people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can’t do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things – for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this missoin. Are you ready to be transformer?

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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