Application Architect

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11-07-2016
Position
Application Architect

Location:       
Washington, DC

Security Clearance:  
Secret is desired

Description:  C&C International is seeking an Application Architect to support a Major Client. The Application Architect is responsible for conducting application architecture initiatives, such as, identifying and classifying applications and application components in accordance with the specific business and performance objectives they support and the technologies they employ. He/she documents and performs analyses of the current application inventory and provides detailed application architecture guidelines to improve both business and technology processes and applications in the interest of integration and cost containment. These analyses may include perspectives, such as Gartner Magic Quadrant, interoperability capability, performance and scalability, reliability and availability, application lifecycle stage, and technological risks.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of verifiable and successful experience in the following:
    • Designing major aspects of the architecture of an application, including such components as user interface, middleware, systems integration, and infrastructure
    • Creating application and system integration architecture standards
    • Communicating both verbally and in writing all architecture concepts, standards, and guidelines to development teams
    • Providing technical and coaching to the application development teams
    • Overseeing progress of development teams to ensure consistency with the application architecture design
    • Ensuring that developed software meets all requirements for quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, sustainability, and scalability
    • Ensuring that enterprise-wide application design and architecture standards are maintained and adhered to
    • Performing design and code reviews
    • Creating, maintaining, and analyzing object oriented architecture designs
    • Documenting, implementing, and managing the use of well-known architecture design patterns
    • Analyzing business and technical requirements to demonstrate the most appropriate system architecture and design
    • Developing application design standards and guidelines
    • Monitoring development team members on best practices
    • Maintaining knowledge of existing technology trends pertaining to application architecture design.
Desired Qualifications:
  • NASA HQ application architecture familiarity, understanding and experience with supporting application architecture initiatives
  • Understanding of NASA HQ ITCD Business Architecture, Information Architecture, and IT Infrastructure and Technology Architecture
  • Proven experience in implementing and complying with the Federal Enterprise Architecture guidelines
  • Experience in complying with NASA application development policies, standards, and operating procedures
  • Hands-on/proven mobile application development experience
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