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Solution Architect


We need a Solution Architect who can advise and assist senior executives on a system modernization. Our client, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is modernizing a mission-critical software system called TECS. This system, primarily used for border enforcement, enables law enforcement and federal agencies to screen travelers entering the United Statements and ensure all admissions requirement are met. As the lead architect, you’ll be the big picture thinker who enables and empowers your team to optimize the system infrastructure from design and build thru operations and maintenance. If you’re smart, creative, and experienced, this job is for you. Apply today!



  • Lead major systems development and integration efforts across a mixed platform
  • Design, develop, test, and support complex architecture solutions
  • Work on high transaction volume systems
  • Lead solution development by using Enterprise Integration Patterns, e.g., hub/service-bus models
  • Implement secure information exchanges
  • Protect mission-critical data at rest and in transmission
  • Offer technical expertise, direction, and instruction to a large development team
  • Plan and implement IT Infrastructure systems
  • Apply engineering, hardware and software design theories and principles
  • Align system infrastructure with organizational strategies
  • Improve Infrastructure performance and traffic analysis
  • Advise on information security engineering practices
  • Help implement NIST security controls
  • Offer guidance and direction on Infrastructure engineering policies, standards and procedures
  • Rely on DevOps tools for configuration management, requirements (e.g. JIRA), automated testing, and deployment
  • Lead logical and physical data modeling



  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience in an Enterprise IT environment
  • Experience supporting law enforcement clients



  • RedHat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • RedHat JBoss FUSE (Apache Camel)
  • Spring XML and Spring Web Services (HTTP/SOAP)
  • Message queue like ICM MQ and Apache ActiveMQ
  • Relational Database Technologies like Oracle
  • BI tool like Cognos, ODI, ETL, Tableau
  • Languages like Java and .Net
  • SSL/TLS and PKI authentication solutions
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Network Security
  • Linux Operating System, including scripting (Powershell)
  • System Monitoring of JBoss/Camel Runtime Environments
  • Producing Operational Status and Performance Statistics Reports
  • Active Directory
  • Federated Identity (Identity Management)
  • Clouding and Virtualization (Vmware, Hyper V)
  • Network infrastructure (Subnetting, portsprotocols)
  • Security Tools (Nessus Scan, Webinspect, Windows Update Services
  • Capacity Planning and Storage Area Network
  • Linux SVN (Subversion)
  • Jenkins, GIT Implementation, Ansible



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field



  • Crystal City, VA 22202


West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.   


Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.


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