Sr. Solutions Architect- Application Architecture

Company Name:
CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.
Position Description:
CGI Federal is looking to hire a Sr. Solutions Architect to support our Internal and External customers' requirements. The Solutions Architect's primary responsibility is to work with the Chief Architect, Account Executives and Business Development leads to develop winning solutions and capture complex business development. The Solutions Architect will be part of the CTO organization and would support multiple clients across CGI Federal. Given the breadth of clients to be supported, this architect must combine strong business acumen with contemporary technical knowledge.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Hands on solution development and validation. Ability to translate solutions into winning proposals, including the overall value proposition, technical implementation approach and operations and maintenance model and solution-level pricing. Work with other architects or delivery teams to build component solutions or major solutions of various sizes and complexities. Other responsibilities include:
Leading and/or supporting creation of winning technology solutions at attractive price points; understanding the tradeoffs between features and costs; determining solution pricing and options for price reduction according to company and client financial targets
Developing messaging for proposal responses that represent compelling value propositions to customers and differentiate CGI from competitors
Ensuring solutions are of high quality, are high performance and are scalable
Providing expertise in applications/COTS software evaluation, selection and implementation
Serving as an internal consultant, thought leader and technology advisor
Maintaining a current knowledge of the technology industry and Federal IT marketplace and determining the impact of emerging policy, applications/COTS software on new and existing solutions
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Sales engineering, application/software solutions design and pricing
Minimum 12 years of post-collegiate work experience in the IT field
8+ years of experience in systems development life-cycle, systems engineering & architecture, enterprise application integration, etc.
4+ years of experience in technical pre-sales, business development, solutions architecture, capture & proposal
Excellent oral and written communication skills; must be proficient developing and delivering presentations on solution and business case/value to senior Federal IT managers
Aggressive, self-directed style. Must be able to cultivate relationships and discover/validate internal Intellectual Property across a large (68,000 employee) IT company
Experience writing and reviewing proposal responses
Knowledge of Federal Government contracting
Ability to create architecture diagrams and models that align to US Federal standards (FEAF, DoDAF etc.)
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Required
Due to the nature of the government customers we support, US Citizenship is required for the role. Qualified candidates may require to go thur a government security clearance process also.
Desired Knoweledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Experience in SOA, cloud computing and migrating applications to Cloud is highly desired
Significant experience as primary author on complex deliverables, whitepapers and/or academic articles desired
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, using initiative to anticipate needs in areas of responsibility
At CGI, we're a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at .
This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No unsolicited agency referrals please.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability. Skills:
Category: Information Technology
City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Position ID: J0814-0088 - Permanent Full Time
Posting Date: August 01, 2014
Posting Expiry Date: September 30, 2014

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