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Guidehouse Solution Architect (Director) in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Family :

Technology Consulting

Travel Required :


Clearance Required :

Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do :

Solutions Architect (Director) to join our Energy Sustainability Infrastructure State and Local (ESISL) segment. In this role, you will report to our ESISL Technology Solutions team.

This role will require you to utilize your depth of experience to act as a thought leader regarding IT Solutions Architecture. Furthermore, you will assure delivery of successful deployments of digital solutions and be at the forefront of new features and capabilities of a broad set of IT methods, capabilities, and infrastructure.

Solution Architect Capabilities:

  • Create, document, and evangelize IT solutions and cloud reference architectures with a focus on microservices and native commercial cloud services.

  • Design, develop, and integrate prototype solutions and services to assist with business development or customer demonstrations.

  • Communicate best practices/frameworks; specifically, agile (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban) and DevSecOps.

  • Communicate with clients in non-technical terms, understand their requirements and guide developers with suitable, integrated digital solutions.

  • Understand broad firm capabilities and build a network of experts to support solutioning and quality of delivery.

  • Drive and provide architecture review and contingency plans and documentation aligning to industry best-practices and client policy and regulations.

  • Lead the solution architecture through the pursuit and delivery process for our commercial and Public Sector clients.

  • Work with clients and account teams to understand the client needs.

  • Understand and package the right set of capabilities into a solution that meets the specific client need.

  • Lead the technical responses to proposals, including developing the conceptual architecture, aligning the pursuit team around the architecture, writing responses that win, and taking a lead role in client presentations as the “owner” of the solution.

  • Once the engagement is “won”, act as the technical lead, coordinating resources across Guidehouse to bring the right team to the engagement, and ensuring the project is delivered with a high quality and leverages leading practices and frameworks.

  • Provide subject matter expertise, white papers, capture, and hands-on proposal support for digital opportunities.

  • Support and enhance solutions to support business goals.

  • Integrate secure coding methods and security compliance in all solutions and adhere to client policies and frameworks (FISMA, FedRAMP, etc.).

What You Will Need :

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 12 years of relevant experience in software engineering and architecture.

  • 5+ years’ experience of designing and deploying commercial cloud solutions.

  • Expert knowledge of loosely coupled architecture design patterns, microservices, and containerization.

  • Experience developing, integrating, deploying, and maintaining software solutions in modern DevSecOps environments.

  • Expert-level knowledge of native commercial Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) services, PaaS and SaaS solutions.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated leader with team-oriented interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interface with a broad range of people and roles.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, customer-focused attitude and ability to deal with ambiguity.

  • Proven team player and team builder.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required for the position.

  • Must be able to obtain a U.S. Government clearance at a minimum

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • 3+ years’ experience working in a highly agile (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban) environment.

  • Experience working with US Federal and DoD clients and understanding of federal security policy and standards such as NIST 800-53, FISMA, and FedRAMP.

  • Experience with ITIL, Service Management.

  • Advanced understanding of cybersecurity and secure coding techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and consult including providing options with pros, cons and risks around key technical decisions during design and implementation.

  • Ability to “think big” and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hype.

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups.

  • Strong organizational skills and understanding of the Project Management lifecycle.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to take principled bets on new technology.

  • Ability to balance between rapid prototyping and long-term system architecture.

  • Track-record of developing large-scale, multi-tier applications.

  • Strong organizational skills and understanding of the Project Management lifecycle.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to take principled bets on new technology.

  • Ability to balance between rapid prototyping and long-term system architecture.

  • Track-record of developing large-scale, multi-tier applications.

The annual salary range for this position is $155,900.00-$343,200.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.