Senior Solution Architect

    • Job Tracking ID: 512263-800262
    • Job Location: Reston, VA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/07/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description

The DSI Team is looking for a passionate Senior Solution Architect to join us in building on-point and innovative product solutions anchored on a sophisticated and forward focused backend architecture. Be part of a flat, agile work environment that values passion as well as work / life balance.

The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of human factors and user-centric design practices, coupled with an in-depth engineering design capability. You will be integral in everything from ideation to finely tuned design. You will work closely with senior Product Management and Product Development staff to organize and align technical architecture with desired business needs, output content and structures. The result of this collaboration will be an articulated and sound means of managing technical investment and planning. We are looking for a high-energy individual that can ask smart questions, take risks, champion new ideas and think critically about how to prioritize the business, investment and technology risks inherent in today’s software product development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Define and manage the technical product roadmap, setting and continuously managing the right expectations with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Gather requirements from users, customers, sales, support, and internal stakeholders to develop use-cases and product requirements, working closely with engineering.
  • Support product marketing to create customer focused messaging and craft outbound messaging and content.
  • Facilitate the technical product vision by researching, conceiving and prototyping product solutions.
  • Give and receive feedback and constructive criticism that can be utilized to improve technical solutions and solution vision.
  • Identify technical design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Present strategic technical design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, features.
  • Collaborate with other teams, team members and stakeholders.
  • Work with developers to match technical design and user experience intent.
  • Contribute to overall Team processes and libraries.
  • Deliver product enablement materials such as white papers, demos and videos for field teams (sales, consulting, etc.).
  • Maintain a subset of competitive technical analysis for our solutions.
  • Attend trade shows and other events to help showcase our solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. CS, EE) or relevant work experience in product management, development, solutions architecture, or pre-sales engineering
  • Three or more years of experience in software relevant Information Architecture, including product management, technical architecture/design, UX Design, analysis, and requisite software/hardware tools. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex technical solutions for digital environments
  • Working understanding of SQL, SSL Certificates, and Single Sign on Configurations
  • Understanding of the application lifecycle from IIS to the DOM with experience with Windows environment, Visual Studio, .NET, SaaS, and Scrum / Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet theirs and users’ needs and visions
  • Familiarity with planning and conducting technical research, rapid prototyping, usability and accessibility concerns
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate technical design processes, ideas, rationale, and solutions including synthesizing abstract visions into concrete design implications to teams and stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

DSI is a leading provider of knowledge driven software solutions and subject matter consulting services addressing the needs of acquisition professionals. We offer a fun, casual, collaborative working environment for individuals interested in conquering technology barriers, learning by doing, and taking pride in developing superior software manufactured in the USA.

Distributed Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.