Principal Systems Architect
CIBER - Washington, DC

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Ciber Inc., is seeking an experienced, full time Principal Systems Architect to join our IT Strategy Practice in Washington DC area. The full time Principal System Architect performs the mission critical complex architectural role for applications. Drives and leads architectural designs and implementations that ensure the 24x7 availability and ability. Serves as a leader and peer mentor during the design, development, implementation, integration, maintenance, and improvement of custom Web Applications and Content Management System software, systems, and related system interfaces.

Serves as a senior principal architect for technical efforts related to providing technical and architectural guidance and best practices to peers and customers.

Identify, architect and implement high impact digital media solutions and technology usage models that drive higher member engagement in digital channels, the product of which underpins Digital Technology’ Architecture Roadmap.

Identify repeatable solution patterns and drive the harvesting of re-usable technology assets, the development of associated best practices and definition of specific digital solutions to our client’ members.

Work with technology vendors, and lead internal teams to define implementation strategies, review best practices, prototype, and deliver solution implementations.

Architect and implement; including but not limited to digital search, personalization based on segmentation, location and online behavior for increased member engagement in digital media channels including web, mobile and email

Experience in evaluating, implementing and migrating search and personalization technologies like Endeca and Adobe Test and Target

Provide technical support when evaluation vendors to choose right technologies to achieve the short term and long term goals our client

Lead internal projects that help achieve the association goals

Architect and implement solutions to integrate with external authentication protocols like Facebook Connect, Google Friend Connect, Open ID etc

Lead mobile strategy and architect the solution to mobilize the content to be served on multiple mobile platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry devices etc

this position requires the ability provide highly complex visionary and tactical design for the technical architecture and to successfully execute against that vision.

Serve as technical representative of department with the larger Organization’ Architectural Review Board, ensuring incoming projects adhere to architectural standards.

Position will be responsible for providing architectural guidance to other technical staff, including collaborative technical design with integration partners.

Meets with all levels of business management and customers, gaining in-dept knowledge of customer business area, customer requirements, directions and goals and provides insight and professional expertise on how technology based solutions can meet requirements.

Provides peer leadership and customer consultation regarding technical best practices, the architectural conception, design and enhancement technologies (hardware, software and services).

Analyzes business requirements and translates into technical design and requirements documents.

Formulates/defines application architectural scope and objective, identifies application interfaces, devises or modifies procedures to solve problems and develops specifications for mission critical web applications.

Provides appropriate documentation and/or consults as necessary during the implementation phase.

May provide escalation-level incident support services during the maintenance and support to ensure that it operates at maximum efficiency and stability, including off hours "on-call" support for production applications.

Upon escalation, assists incident support team to corrective actions when application problems are discovered.

Directly responsible to ensure application availability and scalability KPIs are achieved as per SLA.

Reviews current architectural designs to ensure optimum design and performance

Embarks on continuous process improvement model in regards to solutions which maximizes DSO architecture and site performance Identifies and drives optimization initiatives to ensure peak performance, stability, scalability, and security in accordance to dashboard objectives.


Ciber is a global IT consulting company with 7,000 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual revenue. Client focused and results driven, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CBR). For more information, visit

Just as we have built our business on the success of our clients, our continued company growth and achievements are built on the success of our team members. At Ciber we believe our employees are our most valuable asset. Upon contact, a Ciber Recruiter will discuss our benefits package in more detail as it pertains to your individual needs. Some highlights of our full benefits package include: paid time off, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, and tuition reimbursement. Ciber, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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