Information Technology System Architect

Fairfax, Virginia
$81,571.98 - $135,952.96 Annually
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Job Announcement

Implements large-scale complex IT projects that span across agency lines. Oversees multiple IT projects and provides supervision and guidance to senior level project managers. Leads efforts to apply new and existing technology to business processes, providing expertise on technical trends and external practices that improve business operations. This position will be part of a highly technical Agile/SCRUM team tasked with the development and enhancement of the Focus/SAP platform. You will be responsible for enabling key features and capabilities as prioritized by the business and leveraging them to define and implement complete customer-facing business solutions. As a member of an agile team, will be responsible for all aspects of iterative software development lifecycle, focused on delivering and maximizing business value with each development iteration engaging with product owners to help prioritize and size increments of work, and working with the team to design, develop, test, integrate and demonstrate new features and capabilities. This position will also be responsible for :
  • Providing hands on support of change/configuration management activities including the process for Change Requests (submitting, approving, developing, testing and migrating to production). Administer FOCUS Change Management program in accordance with established policies.
  • Provide technical/functional reviews of Change requests and work with system integrators on refining and preparing CRs for Management approval.
  • Perform Quality Control on each Change Request (CR) ensuring that CRs have been properly documented and submitted for review and approval.
  • Communicate, collaborate and coordinate with Business and Development teams to ensure proper tasks and activities are connected with CRs.
  • Provide weekly and monthly CR reports and work with project teams on CR deficiencies to ensure policy standards.
  • Provide project support and have knowledge of large IT program change control processes for change, configuration, and requirements management.
  • Assist with knowledge sharing sessions for developing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Possession of a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field; plus five years of experience in systems design, development, programming and maintenance, and/or project or program management experience or equivalent in a complex information systems environment and supervisory experience of internal staff and vendors/contractor staff, and /or experience in matrix management environment in a complex organization.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • 10 yrs in project management experience and strong experience in automating business processes and working with COTS products.
  • 10 yrs experience in web application development using ASP.NET, HTML,JAVA Script
  • 5 yrs experience in directly implementing and maintaining project change/configuration management policies, plans, and procedures
  • 5 yrs experience in developing Reports using tools such as Crystal reports, PowerBI, SSRS.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical staff.
  • Experience documenting business and system requirements, processes, workflows, and test plans.
  • Considerable knowledge of the capabilities of information technology software, hardware, and network communications.
  • Strong problem-solving ability, critical thinking skills, creative/innovative thinking ability, and desire to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and team framework that incorporates outside agency and contract staff.
  • Ability to work independently while supporting multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Stays abreast of both IT and data analytics trends.

Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interviews and may include exercises.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.