Senior Solutions Architect - REMOTE

Rockville , MD
May 02, 2023
May 31, 2023
IT, IT Architect
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.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect to support our research that spans public health, clinical trials, social policy and education. You will have wide-ranging technical expertise, business analysis skills, and leadership skills.

Job Responsibilities
  • Design and describe technology solutions for research projects.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts across social science domains, and technical leads to capture requirements.
  • Define system architectures and technical specifications to guide the development of software applications or services.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the software engineering team.
  • Evaluating existing systems and technologies to identify opportunities for improvement or modernization.
  • Manage engineering team working on a project.
  • Contribute to engineering tasks.

Basic Qualifications
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related field and 7+ years of Enterprise Java solution development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Spring/Spring Boot.
  • Experience with Web Services and Microservices.
  • Experience with REST / JSON
  • Experience with development of cloud-native applications and systems in Amazon Web Services (AWS)).
  • Experience with NoSql database or repositories (e.g., Elasticsearch, Redis, etc.)
  • Experience with Message Queues (e.g., Kafka, SQS) 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment (e.g. Jenkins, Gitlab)
  • Experience with Cloud Solution Architecture.
  • Experience with Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with JavaScript/TypeScript web frameworks, preferably Vue
  • Experience with automated testing.
  • Experience with Relational databases (SQL Server, MySQL, etc.)

Other Required Qualifications:
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays and 2 floating holidays)
  • 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


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.