IT Systems Architect

Rockville, VA
Jun 03, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

This role is remote eligible.

Westat is seeking a senior technical architect to work with project staff in defining high-level system architecture that satisfies the technical requirements and interprets the product requirements so that clear and complete system requirements are produced.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide technical oversight for the implementation of the systems.
• Define functional interfaces and data flows between applications, network architecture and a security model for the system.
• Document and distribute development guidelines relating to security, documentation, testing, etc. to all implementers.
• Identify, evaluate, and recommend technologies, platforms, tools, and vendors to be used in the implementation of the various applications.

Basic Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree with 10 years of IT experience is required.
• U.S. Citizenship required by contract

Minimum Qualifications:
• The successful candidate must have excellent business systems analysis and project management skills.
• Experience implementing and utilizing workflow solutions.
• Implementation of enterprise applications and systems, on-premise as well as on-demand (SaaS) systems implementation and support.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with web-based data collection, data manipulation, and reporting visualization systems and processes, and design.
• Strong working knowledge of microservices and proven leadership experience.
• Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.