Microsoft Solutions Architect

Arlington, Virginia
$65,582.40 - $128,252.80 Annually
Sep 27, 2019
Oct 17, 2019
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Technology Services (DTS) is seeking a Microsoft Solutions Architect to lead, guide, and develop the County's Office 365 (O365) and SharePoint initiatives. Reporting to the Digital Experience & Technology Innovation Division Chief, this newly created position will expand the Division's capacity to deploy future initiatives and leverage the County's investment in Microsoft technologies.

The Microsoft Solutions Architect will lead the architecture, design, configuration, development and deployment of complex enterprise solutions and ensure these solutions are aligned with DTS' technology objectives and strategies. This individual will collaborate with the O365/SharePoint Manager to support current Microsoft technologies and with the Agile Application Development Manager to suggest and develop innovative approaches to proposed business initiatives.

Specific duties include:
  • Developing technical applications using SharePoint, .Net Framework, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, JavaScript, Angular.js, Node.js, and Microsoft VisualStudio;
  • Providing consultation and hands-on implementation support related to O365 products; and
  • Leading efforts to design, develop, implement, and administer collaboration portals, enterprise searches, business processes, and business intelligence solutions using O365 technology.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a seasoned application developer with the ability to manage multiple, concurrent, high-visibility projects at once. This individual has strong written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, and has an in-depth understanding of Cloud technology, application programming, database and system design, as well as Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.

In 2018, for a third straight year, the Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties awarded Arlington County Government as #1 digital County in the nation for its best technology practices in the areas of open government, transparency, citizen engagement, cyber security and operations. To learn more about Arlington County and its Department of Technology Services, please click here .

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or related area plus considerable experience in the following areas:
  • Developing technical applications using SharePoint, .Net Framework, ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, and other Javascript frameworks;
  • Deploying O365 and new feature sets from Microsoft;
  • Developing relational databases using SQL Server or similar software product; and
  • Working in an Agile development environment.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience utilizing Microsoft VisualStudio and/or using SQL Server.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm with some flexibility.

The official title for this position is a Senior Applications Developer.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements. Starting pay within the pay band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and development.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to the application; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please be sure to support your responses to the supplemental questionnaire on your application. Check all boxes which describe technical applications and relational databases where you have proficient development experience.
  • SharePoint
  • .Net Framework
  • ASP.Net
  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • Microsoft VisualStudio
  • SQL Server
  • Other relational database management system
  • None of the above


Describe how you have leveraged O365 and new feature sets from Microsoft to provide business value and drive operational efficiency.


Please describe your experience working in an Agile development environment.


Summarize your experience developing technical applications using SharePoint, .Net Framework, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, and JavaScript.

Required Question