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General Dynamics Information Technology Solutions Architect - Defense | Army Division in Indianapolis, Indiana

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Solutions Architect

GDIT is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect to provide technical leadership and support in the areas of growth/proposals, and solution specification/design for our Defense | Army Division. You will need to possess strong knowledge of DoD information technology and applicable commercial solutions; and have significant experience designing and developing technical solutions. The position can be fully remote with occasional travel to our headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia

You must be a team focused problem solver that has excellent communications skills, a strong customer service orientation, and possess experience leading solutions for growth opportunities. You will provide technical leadership and support in the areas of IT planning, solution specification/design, and target architecture development. May provide technical guidance for Solution Architects and technical/functional subject matter experts.


  • Lead winning solution development for growth opportunities

  • Identify, assess, and design technical solutions that satisfy the requirements of growth opportunities

  • Work with business area directors and solution architects within Growth to develop and mature our solution verticals, our solution architecture capability, and our overall value proposition.

  • Work with the GDIT business development leads to understand and design to customer strategic planning initiatives and intent

  • Provide thought leadership and technical support to assist business areas and programs in retaining and growing both new and current work

  • Provide business area and sector and leadership feedback by measuring the success of delivery and organic growth initiatives

  • Coordinate “reach back” with technical subject matter experts (SME) within GDIT and partners to obtain specific knowledge or expertise to address technical issues.

  • Respond to technical questions and research requests from customers and programs. Perform business case analysis to support decision-making processes.

  • Build and maintain relationships across all GDIT business units to ensure alignment with program capture, program execution, and other line of business services.

  • Understand impact of internal decisions on customer & vendor relationships & plans accordingly

  • Build & maintain relationships with key vendor partners to incorporate technology & capabilities.

  • Actively identify, monitor, and incorporate industry & vendor solutions

  • Monitor the use of the technology supporting federal client systems to ensure they are making the best use of the existing or target technical architecture.

  • Review proposed designs and technical solutions for suitability.

  • Recommend technical, organizational, and functional improvements to systems and processes to further SA capabilities and value-add.

  • Collect and organize governmental guidance and requirements relative to Enterprise Architecture (EA) and develop analysis and other products to assist federal management in determining activities and responses. Provide support to the client to maintain their enterprise architecture and lead coordination with stakeholders to ensure that all required EA work is completed accurately and on schedule.

  • Develop solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; and investigating problem areas.

  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, and charts.

  • Research new technologies and develop white papers detailing their application in enhancing the technical or business infrastructure.

  • Identify and select the best technical solutions and approaches to meet anticipated or actual acquisition requirements

  • Lead solution design and the development of key artifacts including, but not limited to architectural models, process diagrams, concepts of operation, etc.

  • Develop unsolicited technical recommendations/collateral to engage prospective customers and position GDIT to win

  • Collaborate with GDIT technical service areas and lines of business to identify and bring the best technical and business strategies and solutions to differentiate GDIT

  • Contribute to teaming strategies including identifying and vetting potential partners

  • Develop cost strategies, LOEs/BOEs/BOMs, and associated rationale

  • Participate in the review of system enhancement requests and new business requirements submitted by the customers, and work with application architects, information security and IT engineers to design solutions and determine level of effort and impact to service delivery and operations

  • Function as technical liaison with the client, developers, project managers and system engineers to gather consensus on solution and assist in execution of deliverables

  • Providing advice and support for systems development and engineering projects

  • Preparing deliverable reports and briefings

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS

  • 20+ years of relevant experience including Solution Architecture

  • Team-oriented, solutions-focused, and customer service aligned

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.

  • Strong knowledge of information technology, including all layers of the IT stack

  • Experience developing lifecycle cost estimates for technical solutions

  • Strong critical thinking and analysis capabilities

Desired Qualifications

  • MA/MS in Computer Science or Engineering

  • Experience with DoD, Army, DISA, DoDAF, or NETCOM.

  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture.

  • Experience architecting and/or leading application modernization initiatives

  • Understanding of federal enterprise architecture concepts

  • Federal IT capital planning knowledge and experience

  • Business analysis skills

  • Experience writing proposals and responding to RFPs

  • Extensive experience presenting technical concepts to customers

  • Experience implementing any of the following capabilities:

  • Agile & Lean principles & methodologies for application development

  • ITSM Automation & Orchestration

  • Big data analytics, data warehousing, data lak

  • Large scale cloud migration (application, data, infrastructure)

  • Next-gen cyber defense capabilities (e.g. proactive threat detection & automated response)

  • Ability to lead projects & provide technical oversight to ensure alignment with strategic goals & objectives.

  • Maintain technical proficiency by keeping current with the latest technologies, trends, standards, & products.

  • Experience developing lifecycle cost estimates for technical solutions.

  • Experience in leading technical teams including defining architectural roadmap to meet business goals and end to end solutions

  • Strong, articulate communication skills knowing the right level of technical detail to include for multiple audiences (executives, vendors, contractors)

  • Knowledge of common application design patterns in regards to infrastructure impacts, such as SOA, web services, messaging, n-tier architecture

  • Familiarity with Information Security concepts and best practices

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.