As a Software Architect at ICF Next you play the central role in bringing our technical vision to life. If you have an incredible passion for technology to be used in an innovative fashion you can join the cause. Candidates must be polyglot programmers/architects. We don't believe in pigeonholing our technologists into specific platforms, so a rabid passion to always be learning is a must.
Create development, architecture, hosting, networking, and other plans for the project.
Create architecture documentation using the 4+1 view of architecture
Experience with Linux and Windows systems architecture and maintenance.
Deep experience with load balancing, distributed computing, and cloud architectures.
Experience with database servers, mail servers, web servers, application servers.
Deep understanding of common application servers and runtimes:
Cloud Architectures - Amazon Web Services & Azure (AWS preferred)
Architecting solutions for distributed applications
Using unit testing frameworks / test driven development
Working knowledge of SQL Server databases
Developing industry standard persistence mechanisms like EJBs, JDBC, N/Hibernate, etc.
Integration/Interpreted: Node, Java
Back End: Java Enterprise, Kafka, ElasticSearch
Frameworks: Spring, Hibernate, SpringBatch
Database: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, AWS Database technologies
Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Patterns
Experience with progressive enhancement for compatibility, accessibility and SEO.
Will work on everything from quick static pages, to full-fledged enterprise level applications.
Expected to own medium/large efforts.
Expected to mentor and manage teams on said efforts.
Expected to lead 1 large project OR numerous medium/small projects.
Desired Knowledge and Skills:
Additional Data technologies: Nifi, Hadoop, SSRS, AWS Glue/Athena/S3/Redshift
Containers / Kubernetes / Helm / AWS ECS/EKS
AWS EC2, VPC/Network, Load balancer, IAM, S3, Lambda, Serverless, API Gateway, EventBridge, Step Functions, Sagemaker, Secrets Manager, CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstack, CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, CodeStar, SNS/SQS
Stay up to date on skills, work on expanding to others.
Mentor others based on what you're expert in.
Stay organized, calm, and rational in your dealings with clients and coworkers.
Bring new ideas, tools, services, and techniques to the group.
Use analytical thinking to make decisions based on facts and metrics whenever possible.
Be willing to step up and lead initiatives at, or slightly above your title. (Proving that you can operate at a higher level than your current title is part of the evaluation process for promotions.)
Work harmoniously with all Technology team members, Designers and Project Managers.
Perform technology audits, and vendor selections.
Develop and follow our architecture standards.
Use professional communications skills both written and verbal.
Demonstrate a desire to learn and accept new challenges within and outside of your core skills.
Education & Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems or equivalent experience.
8 or more years of recent technology experience.
This position is remote from anywhere in the US
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.
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Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary 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 salary range for Colorado is -
Nationwide Remote Office (US99)