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Principal System Architect

at Halfaker and Associates

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 1659
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1659-219
Job Description

Halfaker and Associates, LLC, an award winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Software Engineering and IT Infrastructure to improve the health, security and well-being of all Americans. Our commitment to excellence and our vision to “Continue to Serve” has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies in the health, defense, security and intelligence sectors. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we have employees nationwide and were recently named a 2018 Top Work Place by the Washington Post. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with Halfaker.

Halfaker has an opening for a Principal System Architect to join our talented, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position:

  • Define, design, and implement complex composites using BPEL, OSB, Human workflow, Business rules, JDeveloper, XML, Java, SOAP, REST and other protocols for Oracle
  • Implement logging, auditing, and user notification features within all custom components
  • Implement appropriately secured web services
  • Implement custom Exception Handling mechanism and use SOA Fault policies
  • Segment and design system layers to support componentized and layered application development, including user interface, business functionality, and database access
  • Monitor existing SOA processes using the OEM interface, adept at drilling down to the point of failure and investigating specific issues independently
  • Deploy the composites using maven and other third party tools in different environments
  • Interface with other IT areas and end users in most phases of software development
  • Research, design and development of Java based applications and components
  • Research and evaluation of relevant technologies and presentation of alternative solutions
  • Demonstrate understanding of business requirements and functional specifications. Prepare technical design documents and develop as per the design to meet project requirements
  • Investigate and resolve complex problems through research and technical analysis
  • Coordinate with the technical team, Oracle support, DBA, IT Infrastructure, Technical consultant and/or other Functional consultants for implementing bug fixes/ SR resolution
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently and/or multiple high priority user support issues simultaneously
  • Effectively communicate project status information, design discussions and issues with project team comprised of resources from IT, Consultants and End Users
  • Coordinate with other application leads for issue fixing and proactively prevent issue occurrence
  • Consulting within the Oracle Fusion Middleware Environment
  • Prepares/maintains schedules for assigned deliverable project items and required project documentation
  • Provide continual assessment and review of unit testing and integration plans to ensure the solutions meet the business need and are working as designed
  • Keep apprised of developments in the industry through educational and other information resources to determine opportunities for applying technology to business activities
  • Effectively work with vendors and external partner support services to obtain solutions and/or workarounds that are acceptable to business operations
  • Participate on major SOA-related upgrade initiatives as needed. Coordinate patching regularly, by schedule and as-needed
  • Follow change management procedures for moving programs and code into production
Required Skills
  • Must have experience in the creation of routine and ad hoc reports
  • Must be able to provide oral and written discussion of analytical findings using narrative and graphic forms
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Documenting policies and procedures
  • Provides analysis and policy insights to government customer via written reports and briefings.
  • Excellent analytical skills to assess the organization's policies, systems and practices, and to identify potential risks.
  • Ability to identify and improve processes to ensure smooth workflow and maximum productivity
  • Travel may be required
  • Ability to work overtime required on occasion
  • Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time
  • Remote and on-call responsibilities may be required
Required Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Business Discipline, Management Information Systems or Computer Science (4 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education)
  • 10 years of relevant experience

Halfaker and Associates, LLC, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.??

Job Location
Austin, Texas, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular