Job Description

Title: Solutions Architect

Location: US-Remote


Posting Description

GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

Job Overview

GovCIO is seeking a highly experienced technical architect/strategist to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). You will work closely with senior managers of our Customer and other architects, business customers, and functional consultants to develop strategies to optimize current and future IT investments and solutions. This includes continuing a comprehensive review of the current state architecture of the customer’s IT systems, assessment of the current vision and plans, and maintaining a future state enterprise IT architecture as conditions change. You will work with a small team of Solution architects and other technical staff. You will use current information as well as your domain knowledge, skills, and experience to analyze information and implement proactive and consultative approaches for managing the Products. The environment is dynamic and client needs are evolving; flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success


  • Quickly develop a holistic view of the organization’s current IT architecture, business operations, in-flight technology modernization initiatives and future plans
  • Build a trusted advisory relationship with Customer Technical Directors
  • Build/augment technology roadmaps and runways that align with higher organizational strategies and vision
  • Support and defend the Intake process for new work and change requests
  • Monitor/interpret technology memos/policies/directives from higher leadership and recommend approaches
  • Express and defend personal/team dissenting opinions with clarity and diplomacy
  • Proactively and insightfully report/document delivery of value


  • Mature written, oral, and visual communication with sensitivity to the perspectives, limitations, and needs of different audiences
  • Demonstrated technical management experience
  • Ability to distill/optimize/simplify complex concepts, diagrams, and reports for consumption by different audiences
  • Over 10 years of experience as a technical lead or systems or solutions architect
  • Critical thinking
  • Systems thinking
  • Excellent time management
  • Expert Agilist
  • Well-versed in DevSecOps culture, processes, measures, and tooling
  • Experience in Visio and PowerPoint
  • Experience in the design of enterprise technology
  • Experience in developing future state architecture
  • Experience in researching as-is architectures

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline
  • 15 or more years of experience managing and providing technical development for complex IT organizations, large and small.
    • Additional years of experience can be substituted for a degree
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience supporting or leading within the Veterans Affairs Office of Information Technology, Veterans Benefits Administration, and/or Veterans Health Administration is a plus
  • SAFe certified or significant experience in SAFe or a SAFe transformation
  • Jira experience preferred
  • Visual remote collaboration tools
  • Previous Department of Veterans Affairs experience preferred

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)