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Abt Associates Senior Solutions Architect, Environment & Natural Resources (Remote Flexibility) in Atlanta, Georgia


Abt Associates seeks a Senior Solutions Architect to oversee the delivery of data and digital solutions for federal and state agencies that focus on environment and natural resources. The selected candidate will bring a customer-centric mindset and an understanding of government and commercial technology markets to support business growth. They will apply their understanding of modern software development practices and technologies focused on environmental data systems, geospatial, cloud computing, agile, and DevOps to serve customer needs and support business development activities. An interest in working in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment that includes developers, data scientists, UX designers, scientists, economists, and policy specialists is important for this position.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership on digital solutions teams focused on implementations related to software modernization, analytics, geospatial solutions, and low-code platforms.

  • Provide thought leadership based on industry trends, identifying technology innovations relevant to government digital services that support growth of Abt’s digital capabilities and solutions.

  • Lead and/or support work with technology teams and subject matter experts to create solution strategies for growth opportunities in the federal and state-level Environment & Natural Resources market.

  • Contribute as leader or contributor to demos, proposals, presentations, and other business development activities.

Preferred Skills/Prerequisites

  • Experience leading the design, development, and delivery of software development projects focused on public-facing, data-intensive applications related to environment, climate, energy, or public health topics.

  • Experience delivering data and digital solutions at one or more federal agencies such as EPA, USACE, CDC, ATSDR, NOAA, DOE, or DOT.

  • Experience architecting solutions related to data services, reporting services, business intelligence, and/or geospatial applications.

  • Experience in developing and writing technical approaches as elements of proposals and responses to sources sought notices from the US Federal Government.

  • Experience with Web APIs, including REST and GraphQL.

  • Experience with cloud solutions and containerization. AWS certification preferred.

  • Understanding of DevOps and delivery pipelines.

  • Ability to identify when traditional development or low-code solutions are most appropriate.

  • Ability to listen, understand, and be responsive to client needs and priorities.

  • Ability to influence and guide decision making through superior product judgement, understanding of trade-offs, and focus on high-value delivery.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate complex issues to a variety audiences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $105,000 to $168,000 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis. 

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply. #LI-TS1

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.