Solution Architect

Job ID
Information Technology


We offer you the opportunity to make a global impact with your work.  We are a growing IT company supporting a client who demands cutting edge solutions for application development and infrastructure.  Our technical and management consultants work closely with our customers in a dynamic, solution-oriented environment and we invite you to apply to our opening for a Solution Architect today.


We are seeking a Hybrid Solution Architect with a passion for technology, the ability to understand and assess new technologies and understanding their applicability to our client.  We are seeking a driven individual who has a desire to work with some of the best technical talent in the area. You will be responsible for supporting the full life cycle from client needs analysis, through design, build migration and go live. Solutions will involve hybrid environments covering on-premise installations and cloud.


The Solution Architect will be responsible for design and implementation of IaaS and PaaS solutions executed and repeated in an Agile Enterprise Process workflow that includes peer reviews, automated testing, and close coordination with customers.


Candidate must possess at least an interim Secret clearance. Contract can hold TS clearances.


  • Design and implementation of customized technical Cloud solutions for clients both on premises and public cloud environments.
  • Develop Azure cloud solutions for clients.
  • Oversee Vendor implementation engineers in development efforts
  • Design and develop DevOps based solutions using Chef, Puppet, Ansible, GoCD, Jenkins, or similar products.
  • Coordinate activities with other team members using Agile methodologies for peer review and automated testing.
  • Develop automation and repeatable processes/scripts to enable solutions that deploy, manage, configure, scale and monitor Client applications.
  • Demonstrable Enterprise Architecture planning and design skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytic, organization, presentation, customer service and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to gather customer requirements and translate those requirements into short and long-term deliverables.



What you’ve got (Qualifications & Skills)

  • Must possess at least an interim Secret clearance
  • 5 years of Cloud related experience required (experience with Azure is required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree required or additional 4 years of relevant Information Technology experience accepted in lieu of degree

 Ideal Qualifications

  • Considered an expert in one or more automation frameworks (Chef, Puppet, Ansible) with 3 or more years’ experience.
  • Comfortable with Software Development Life Cycles, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery/Deployment.
  • Solid understanding and experience working with high availability, high performance, multi-data center systems and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Considered an expert in a combination of database and platform application services is a plus
  • Scripting experience with .Net, C#, Bash, Python, and other similar languages
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
  • Preference will be given to candidates that also have web applications, database, and support skills


 How we work (team & culture)

  • Collaborative – we work together and help each other do our best work by building on our work across teams and offices. We don’t own individual ideas or look for credit
  • User driven – we place our clients’ and users’ needs above all else. If it matters to a user, it matters to us. We work for them — who we report to keeps us accountable to that
  • Hands-on – we get in the thick of it, get things done always hold ourselves accountable. We do it ourselves, and we don’t wait for problems to occur
  • In it – we don’t let coworkers or clients figure it out, we get in the thick of it and do it with them. We are experts on every detail and take pride in our work
  • Forward looking – we look beyond our own world to constantly improve our business. We welcome outside speakers, tap into the latest tech, and to make sure we’re always tapped into what’s coming and future-proof
  • Caring & close knit – we know and care about our people’s whole-person. We know each other’s project superpowers — but also our upcoming family trips and favorite lunch spot







Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


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