Application Architect

  • Thelan
  • Washington, Dist. Columbia
  • Nov 11, 2018
Information Technology

Job Description

Thelan exists to provide Project Management leadership to its clients across multiple industries worldwide. We are a professional services firm whose Project Management consultancy practice - with core competencies in Strategy, Planning, and Implementation - is at the center of our services offering. At Thelan, high performing, well-trained consultants help clients achieve their objectives by providing personalized service defined by consistent quality. The mission of our company is honored every time our people exceed the expectations of our clients.

At Thelan, we are driven by three core values:

  • People First – We believe that people are what separate good companies and great companies
  • Adding Value – We are purposeful in setting goals for ourselves and our clients, ensuring that we act in a way that prioritizes long-term sustainable relationships
  • Performance is Paramount – We exceed our clients' expectations

The Opportunity

You will be part of a dynamic and highly skilled, consulting team that provides planning and program support for a large-scale technology modernization project in the federal government. You will support with functional IT analysis, design and integration. You will assist with all phases of the project and research best practices to facilitate the goal. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn, detail oriented, data driven, action oriented and have strong analytical problem-solving skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with consultants and team-leads with designing/improving/executing solutions
  • Recommend alternatives for application portfolio rationalization that align with business needs and optimize performance
  • Act as a technical leader and subject matter expert for a given set of technologies and applications as well as related processes and data
  • Lead evaluation of purchased software alternatives
  • Architect composition of custom-built solutions
  • Provide documentation, training and support for the applications and technology under purview
  • Proactively seek to understand major IT and industry trends and apply them to IT solutions, new initiatives, and capability roadmaps
  • Ensure technical designs are in compliance with the architecture
  • Design solutions for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Evaluate and recommend application development and support technologies
  • Provide guidance, direction, and support to application development and technical designers

To Qualify for the Role, You Must Have:

  • A U.S. Citizenship, able to obtain and maintain U.S. Government Public Trust clearance
  • Legal Permanent Residents may qualify with a minimum of 3 years of residency
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or similar/related fields
  • 7+ years of IT experience with 5+ years in a lead design or architectural capacity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clear understanding of object-oriented design principles
  • Adept at producing architectural diagrams and presentations for use in communications with various levels of management
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete projects with little direction
  • Ability to met tight deadlines and thrive in a multi-project environment

Ideally, You'll Also Have:

  • Experience working with Executive IT, Business Leadership, or the Federal Government
  • Project Support or Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of standard IT methodologies and processes, such as PMBOK, Prince2, Six Sigma, CMMI, Agile, DevOps, Product Management and Systems Development Life Cycles
  • An understanding of master scheduling and integrated project planning
  • Experience with enterprise PMO and Lean PMO setup and operation

What We Look For:

Top performers with track records in the following areas:

  • Great communication skills, both at the personal level and in professional settings
  • People-oriented individuals who are reliable, resilient and proactive

What Working at Thelan Offers:

Thelan is delighted to provide full benefits to include: competitive salary (W2), sponsored medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K with employer match, commuter benefits and individual, annual professional development plans. Our People Pledge is to provide all of Thelan'semployees the best compensation packages and an ability to grow and make an impact on present-day, national and global issues. This organizational support is invaluable in ensuring top performance from our team-members and we look forward to your application.