Pega Senior System Architect

US-CO-Fort Collins | US-VA-Reston



Functional Job Title: Pega Senior Systems Architect


Work Location: Reston, VA or Fort Collins, CO

ASRC Federal Vistronix is actively seeking a Pega Senior Systems Architect to join our team and support development efforts for a government client. Position is available in Fort Collins, CO or Reston, VA.

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ASRC Federal Vistronix is a technical, professional services company providing state-of-the-art solutions to government and commercial clients. Our services include custom-engineered solutions that integrate with the latest technology, resulting in advanced information technology systems; business and management consulting services to assess client needs and reengineer processes; and strategic and tactical program expertise to support continuity and provide comprehensive oversight for mission-critical initiatives.


We partner with government and commercial agencies that require development of systems, such as communication systems, asset management, network deployment and engineering services, power and energy management solutions, portal applications, command and control, and geospatial information systems (GIS) to operate more efficiently and profitably.


As an emerging IT consulting and strategic outsourcing leader, we're always looking for exceptionally bright and motivated people to join our team. We are thought leaders in our market space - providing comprehensive solutions to our clients, throughout the enterprise. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your skills in new ways, in an environment that promotes free thinking, presents positive challenges, and makes real impact – ASRC Federal Vistronix is the place for you.





Position Description:


The Pega Senior System Architect will need to have a solid background and experience developing software on the Pega platform. This person will be relied upon as a subject matter expert of the technology, its capabilities and best practices. Principal responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Operate in an Agile software development environment while satisfying the government’s Waterfall-style project stage gates.
  • Interact daily with system and business analysts to clarify requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with other highly skilled Pega system architects.
  • Be a champion of Pega’s technology and its value to the customer.
  • Develop foundational enhancements to existing production Pega applications.
  • Design and implement new Pega applications and prototypes.
  • Establish standards and best practices for a Pega Center of Excellence (CoE).
  • Mentor and support junior-level system architects to cultivate and sustain Pega expertise for the customer and within the company.
  • Implement fixes for defects discovered by the quality assurance (QA) testing team.
  • Integrate Pega applications with external APIs, web services and legacy data sources
  • Develop complex user interface (UI) elements following modern UI standards and best practices while satisfying 508 compliance.
  • Implement flow rules driven by process automation and user intent.
  • Design class structures that maximize code reuse and flexibility.
  • Estimate implementation level of effort based upon requirements and design.
  • Divide large, complex tasks into actionable, iterative subtasks.
  • Articulate and manage tasks using software project tracking tools like codeBeamer, JIRA, or Rational Team Concert.






Education and Experience:


  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree required – Computer Science degree preferred
  • At least 6 years’ experience supporting a software/hardware development efforts
  • At least 3 years’ specific experience as a Pega SSA.


Required Skills and Competencies:


The successful candidate will have experience in the following:

  • Exceptional communication skills in English – both written and oral – and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical IT stakeholders
  • Proven experience developing enterprise-class Pega applications.
  • Experience in all phases of software development lifecycle including analysis, design, implementation, testing and deployment.
  • Strong Object-Oriented design and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Experience with design and development of UI’s using JavaScript, HTML and custom CSS Stylesheets.
  • Experience in creating SOAP/REST connectors/services.
  • Experience in Agile Development Methodology, especially PegaSCRUM.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex production issues.
  • Strong understanding of relational database design concepts
  • Pega CSA certification
  • Experience in PRPC version 7.1.x


Desired Skills:


  • Pega CSSA certification
  • Experience working for a federal government customer
  • Experience developing on PegaMobile or the AMP platform
  • Experience integrating with GIS maps and features


The selected candidate is subject to a background investigation by the government and must be able to meet the requirements to hold a position of public trust.

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.






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