• Systems Architect

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/29/2018 9:30 AM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Systems Architect to support enterprise information technology support teams at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provide IT architectural expertise and leadership, facilitating the design and implementation of cutting-edge, enterprise-level solutions to include technologies, processes, and services.
    • Drive architectural discussions with internal customers in support of business requirements gathering, analysis, and design while supporting effective and efficient operational support and total cost of ownership issues/decisions.
    • Assess current architecture and existing applications to identify integration issues, capability gaps, areas for improvement, and recommend actions/solutions.
    • Establish and maintain a robust technology stack that supports mission-critical needs and ongoing innovation and improvement while also minimizing operational costs.
    • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and relationships with key vendors to identify candidates both for exploration/adoption and retirement/replacement for infrastructure roadmap planning.
    • Provide technical oversight for key projects and programs, working with highly skilled agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies.
    • Collaborate with developers, engineers, and other subject matter experts to solve integration challenges, automate repetitive tasks, and develop supporting documentation.
    • Work with Security to ensure adequate hardening, security planning, maintenance, and DR/COOP preparations; complete SA&A/ATO paperwork and processes; work through POA&M items; and maintain secure posture throughout infrastructure/system lifecycles.
    • Create and maintain technical documentation of recommendations and solutions; write specifications, how-to documentation, test plans, test reports, and best-practice white papers; provide training for developers, systems operations, and service desk personnel.
    • Raise risks, issues, and exceptions; devise clear mitigation and communication strategies; follow-through to resolution.





    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related business, scientific, or technical discipline
    • 10+ years of experience in a senior technical/architect role demonstrating the technical design and practical implementation of complex infrastructure solutions in an enterprise environment implementing complex technology environments
    • Technical certifications that demonstrate well-rounded and advanced knowledge and skills in Windows, Linux, VMware, Databases, Storage, Cloud services, DR/COOP, etc.
    • Experience with cloud services, infrastructure as code, microservices, containers and related tools and technologies – to include tools such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, GIT, Jenkins, Ant, Maven, Artifactory, Docker, Tomcat, PHP, JIRA, ServiceNow, etc.
    • Demonstrated understanding of and experience implementing and improving processes within an ITIL-based environment; ITIL Foundation certification required; ITIL Expert certification preferred
    • Excellent organization and technical project management skills using both traditional and agile methodologies; familiarity with IT project governance and HHS Enterprise Project Life Cycle (EPLC); PMP certification preferred
    • Experience with technology product evaluation, selection, acquisition and deployment processes
    • Excellent customer service skills in working with customer leads and stakeholders and helping end users with tasks such as data transfers, restores, and permissions management
    • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate – in writing and presenting – complex topics and procedures with team members and all levels of customer stakeholders
    • Thorough documentation and technical writing skills; experience preparing technical design, implementation, system administration and operational documentation
    • Ability to work with incomplete and evolving requirements, adapting to changes with a flexible and creative approach to brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving
    • Ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional operations-focused teams
    • Ability to meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance




    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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