Systems Architect

Employer: Montgomery County, VA Economic Development
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 2/14/2019
Closing Date: 3/8/2019
Montgomery County, Va Economic DevelopmentMontgomery County, VA Economic Development
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Montgomery County, VA through economic growth. Montgomery County is a growing technology oriented community nestled in the beautiful mountains of Virginia and is home to Virginia Tech and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. We ensure this growth through business retention, expansion, and attraction programs, developing sites/buildings, and supporting local workforce development.
Department of Information Technology
The Systems Architect is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the County’s Information Systems.  This position is responsible for interfacing with various parties to gather business and technical requirements, and evaluating/proposing new and existing technologies and possibilities to enhance productivity, user experience and security of county staff and citizen information.
Typical essential duties include:
  • Manage system solutions architecture and application portfolio for the County.
  • Manage enterprise systems, web sites and portals, and web security.
  • Develop web and application software, web services and APIs.
  • Develop software development processes including source code management & software release processes.
  • Evaluate application software and software development platforms and tools.
  • Perform business analytics and gather and prioritize requirements.
  • Translate business needs into IT solutions by developing, configuring, modifying, and integrating systems as needed.
  • Assist with technical training and presentations.
  • Manage various projects in the department.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science or closely related field.  Four years of computer application, software architecture and development experience in different environments preferred, with background in information architecture, database administration, and knowledge of data-mining and warehousing techniques.  Knowledge of modern web technologies and cloud computing with knowledge of agile development, continuous integration, and automated testing techniques preferred. The Systems Architect should have effective communication skills, and exceptional ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
Paid training and educational opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge are available through the County.
Starting Salary range $67,713 – 88,027/yr. DOE with excellent benefits (paid health, dental and vision, life, disability, retirement, flex spending, wellness program).   Application review will begin immediately, deadline for submission Friday, March 8, 2019.  Interested candidates should apply online at:  For more information, contact the Montgomery County Job Line at 540.394.2010.  To request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact Human Resources at 540.394.2007
Montgomery County, VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 
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