Alexandria, Virginia

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Solutions Architect

Job Description:

GDIT has an opportunity for a dynamic and collaborative Solutions Architect to join our team supporting a Federal customer. GDIT provides fully managed IT services to include telecommunications, service desk, cybersecurity, SOC, backup and recovery, network support, hardware and software asset management, voice and video, engineering and enterprise architecture, cloud integration and application development (future).

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia is an independent operating bureau within the Department of Commerce, subject to the policy direction of the Secretary of Commerce.  The USPTO is responsible for the administration of Intellectual Property (IP) laws, including those relevant to the examination, processing and granting of patents and the registering of trademarks, and the promotion of IP systems as a means of protecting economic prosperity.  The USPTO has recommitted to agile principles and practices for IT delivery.  The USPTO’s focus is on empowered resources who can research, assess, and make decisions on how to advance from concept to delivery.  USPTO executives engage to set a high-level strategy and communicate priorities, however, a majority of the decision-making occurs at the working level.

Responsible for providing business and technical architectural guidance to development teams, business groups, and customers for existing and new products and services. The solutions architect develops marketing strategies, business concepts, and technical capabilities that maximize customer value while differentiating GDIT from their competition in the marketplace. The solutions architect is responsible for the defining, designing, and implementing the full lifecycle of products and services. Responsible for defining a concept of operations and the procedures and tools required to enable delivery of products and services. Conducts analysis of alternatives on a variety of solutions to determine the best solutions to support overall business goals and objectives.

  • Supports business by developing technical and business solutions.

  • Identify solutions based on business and technical criteria, analyzes alternatives based on trade space, and implements designs.

  • Research current and emerging technologies and process methodologies and proposing changes and tailoring where needed.

  • Assess the system and business process architectures currently in place and works with staff to recommend improvements.

  • Ensure technical architecture teams deliver efficient and effective system solutions to support business goals and objectives.

  • Develop, enhance and maintain established service design procedure and process by applying process frameworks and methodologies.

  • Prepare and present test plan, technical presentations, and analyst briefings.

  • Identify customer requirements, analyze alternatives and conduct product recommendations related to software, platform and network configurations.

  • Provide updates to stakeholders on project cost, schedule, and quality in comparison to stakeholder objectives.

  • Provides expert guidance and leadership to less-experienced colleagues.

  • May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)


  • Business Development and Proposal writing experience

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)

  • Software Development, Product Architecture & Agile experience

  • Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation experience are a plus

  • Passion for learning and for solving problems


  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience)

  •  20+ years of experience

  • Prior experience at and knowledge of USPTO

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Travel Required:

Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Alexandria

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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Alexandria, Virginia

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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