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Application Architect

Company: ICF
Location: Albany
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

*We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US. *
ICF's IT Modernization division is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial technology department seeking senior and Expert Level Application Architects to support upcoming needs with our federal customers.
Our IT Modernization division is an information technology and management consulting department that offers integrated, strategic solutions to its public and private-sector clients. ICF has the expertise, agility, and commitment to design, build, and operate high-performance IT engines to support all aspects of our client's business.
Position Description
At ICF, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentlessly making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of management consultants, mission-driven technologists, data scientists, innovation researchers, CIO strategists, and public health researchers & evaluators to challenge the status quo. As we continue to expand our services and to support this growth, we are looking for Cloud Engineers to join our Digital Modernization Division (DMD). We provide technical assistance services to US Civilian Federal Agencies and their partners, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We are looking for junior-, mid-, and senior-level Cloud Engineers who are customer focused and passionate about helping large government agencies modernize and transform through pragmatic enterprise strategies. The projects and services supporting the CDC meet the agency's Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) objectives. In addition, you will be working on multiple projects simultaneously, interacting with all levels of ICF staff and CDC OCIO and C/I/O stakeholders.
General Description
This position requires a high level of technical expertise, excellent planning, coordination, and communication skills, and the ability to work with teams. You will provide leadership in developing new system requirements and researching, evaluating, and selecting solutions. The ideal candidate will be critical in helping our team formalize, standardize, and mature our cloud services offerings using AWS. You understand the importance of security and believe risk management should be tackled early and not as an afterthought. The ideal candidate will be able to move smoothly between tactical and strategic conversations with technical, business, and mission leadership. Approaches. You articulate the connection from technical services to business capabilities and help client organizations navigate the tension between evolving traditional IT processes and modern techniques. You also understand that success is not about being a hero; it's about developing a capable team to deliver the right solutions to our customers.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Translate business needs into application solution architecture requirements, making frequent use of diagrams to help communicate with broad audiences

  • Inform the balance of security, tech debt, feature, and defect work

  • Estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives

  • Drive continuous improvement

  • Contribute to the design of existing and future platforms.

  • Routinely interact with clients and internal teams such as developers and analyst teams.

  • Evolve the team's capabilities toward high-performing DevSecOps practices within the Agile framework

  • Drive continuous improvement

  • Work with teams to help support and drive future development of the platform while coordinating and prioritizing the needs of existing programs and outcomes.

  • Quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new and emerging technologies.

  • Evaluate legacy and current applications, architecture, database design, etc., to make recommendations on improvements in design, performance, and quality

  • Ensure solutions are developed and packaged in an easily consumable and repeatable way for customers and internal technical teams

  • Assume the role of technology advisor that understands customer business processes and maps them to technology solutions to optimize business outcomes

  • Own the technical roadmap and interface with Program Manager to ensure achievability

  • Provide operations and monitoring support for legacy systems

  • Collaborate with IT Security to ensure solutions comply with regulatory policies

  • Perform proofs-of-concept as needed to determine technology solutions

  • Coordinate with application developers, managers, and experts to ensure that required features and modifications are included in the appropriate releases to support cross-product features and communicate architectural designs and standards.

    Required Skills include:

    • 8+ years of experience in logical and entity framework-based application architecture design experience.

    • 8+ years of experience architecting and designing application interfaces

    • 8+ years of experience with Application refactoring, microservices, or web services

    • 8+ years of experience with coding languages like Java, .Net, and Python.

    • 5+ years of experience in using tools like Visual Studio Enterprise,

    • 2+ years of experience with DevSecOps, or embedded programming for MedTech IoT.

    • Must be able to obtain a US Public Trust clearance.

    • US Citizen or Green Card Holder due to federal contract requirements.

    • MUST RESIDE IN THE United States (U.S.) and the work MUST BE PERFORMED in the United States (U.S.), as this work is for a federal contract and laws do apply.

      Experience in one more is a Plus.

      • User Interface (UI) design using wireframe tools and framework such as React is a plus

      • Experience in technical domains such as Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI) Analytics, and Low Code/No Code Analytics applications for dynamic analytic reporting (drillable analytics).

      • Azure DevSecOps: Azure Boards, Azure Pipeline-based CI/CD software releases and code branch workflow,

      • Azure Repo-based code repository management and security.

        Working at ICF
        Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
        We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .
        Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .
        Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is :
        $110,037.00 - $187,064.00
        Nationwide Remote Office (US99)
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        About ICF
        ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at ( .

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