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Guidehouse Solutions Architect in Richmond, Virginia

Job Family :

Operational Effectiveness Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 10%

Clearance Required :

Ability to Obtain Secret

What You Will Do :

The Solutions Architect is responsible for designing and implementing technical solutions to clients' problems. This person will work closely with clients to understand their business needs and requirements and develop solutions that meet those needs. They are responsible for creating technical specifications, evaluating third-party software and hardware, and ensuring that solutions meet client expectations. Solutions Architects also play a key role in the development of new products and services. The Solutions Architect will collaborate as a member of a Digital Transformation team.

Work with development teams to ensure solutions are scalable a


  • Participate in requirements elicitation and elaboration, providing a management and solutions strategy point of view and recommendations

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business needs and requirements

  • Create technical specifications for solutions

  • Develop and implement solutions that meet and maintain client expectations

  • Play a key role in the development of new products and services

  • Provide technical guidance and support to clients and team members

  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends

  • Conduct training and workshops for clients and team members

  • Work with client and internal Guidehouse teams to elicit and define clear solution requirements

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements.

  • Develop trusted relationships with clients

What You Will Need :

  • The ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

  • A BS degree with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience. Strong preference for an advanced degree.

  • Technical expertise: A deep understanding of technology and technical systems. They need to be proficient in designing and developing complex technical solutions.

  • Analytical skills: Strong analytical skills to identify business problems and analyze information to develop effective solutions.

  • Communication skills: Able to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical individuals. They must be able to articulate technical concepts in a way that is easily understood by stakeholders.

  • Problem-solving skills: Able to solve complex business and technical problems. They must be able to develop creative solutions that meet the needs of the business.

  • Leadership skills: Ability to coach a small team technical professionals to develop and implement solutions.

  • Strategic thinking: Able to think strategically about technology solutions.

  • Project management skills: Project management skills to ensure that technical projects are completed to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

  • Collaboration skills: Able to collaborate with stakeholders, technical professionals, and other team members to develop effective solutions. They must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

What Would Be Nice to Have:

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience working with the Department of Defense, specifically the Army

  • Familiarity with current DOD and Army Data and the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

  • Experience with Army PEO-EIS enterprise programs. These include but are not limited to any combination of the following programs:

  • Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army)

  • Advanced Analytics Tool (ADVANA)

  • Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)

  • General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS)

  • Army Vantage

  • Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program Hub (AESIP Hub)

  • Understanding of data mesh, data warehouse, and/or data lake concepts

  • Experience with strong data management and data governance

  • Experience with data dictionaries and other supporting documentation

Education/Certifications Preferred:

  • MS degree in science, technology, engineering, or math

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect

  • The Open Group TOGAF 9 Certification

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

The annual salary range for this position is $78,600.00-$157,300.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.