Solution Architect

US-MD-Owings Mill
3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


The Solution Architect is responsible for the architectural integrity of the EQRS program and maintaining the enterprise vision of the solution from a technical and business perspective. The Architect ensures that opportunities are identified and is a liaison between the functional and business groups to ensure that these opportunities are realized. The Solution Architect is responsible for the business/technical solution and guiding what should be done within the EQRS program to ensure alignment with the CMS enterprise strategy.


  • Provide technical design, prototype development, and support to program management in the initiation, design, development, implementation, maintenance and management of service-based enterprise architecture for EQRS
  • Play a key role of migrating three enterprise applications into a consolidated application which leverages DevOps, cloud computing, and Data Lake / big data technologies
  • Ensure adherence to the standards and solution
  • Lead enterprise architecture analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and development
  • Serve as technical liaison between program management and development stakeholders
  • Make key architectural decisions required of the enterprise technical platform and supporting technologies
  • Evaluate projects from a business and technical perspective, ensuring that planned development methodologies are appropriate and in line to support enterprise goals
  • Partner with leaders to provide enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with evolving business requirements
  • Contribute to technical requirements and input to work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and technical reviews for enterprise architecture deliverables
  • Work to align enterprise IT strategy with business goals and objectives and the enterprise strategy
  • Actively support IT governance as it relates to alignment to the business, evaluation of technology trends, enterprise architecture models, alignment of IT strategy initiatives, enterprise architecture guiding principles and standards
  • Analyze technology industry and market trends to determine potential impact to enterprise services


The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field required
  • At least ten (10) years of experience designing large systems contacting multiple technologies- working with COTS/GOTS and custom applications
  • At least three (3) years coding experience SOA/REST integration
  • Prior hands-on architect experience with a solid foundation of the Java, JEE platform, Microservice Architecture, REST, IBM DB2 database/mainframe technology and SQL/data modelling
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate cutting edge technologies and overcome technical challenges in a fast paced environment
  • Experience writing design documentation based on industry standards or agency standards
  • Experience with UML or other modeling languages
  • Excellent knowledge with Java EE, Java generics and concurrent programming
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL, IBM DB2), SQL and ORM technologies

 Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Spring Framework (Boot, Cloud, Security, Data)
  • Experience with ATTD and associated technologies (Fitnesse, Junit, Karma/Jasmine)
  • Experience with delivering code using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) best practices and DevOps to production
  • Experience with Zachman, DoDAF, ToGAF, or MoDAF
  • Experience with IBM DB2 databases on IBM Z os
  • Architectural certification is a plus

 Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
  • Ability to stand for up to 20% of time
  • Work is performed in an office environment with a low to moderate noise level

 Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency


EEO Statement

EEO Statement
Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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