Unisys Federal Systems

Senior Database Architect

Req ID
Federal Systems
Information Technology
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Senior Database Architect to join our team in Arlington, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


In this role you will work with our client (FDIC) to deliver new software development projects in an agile environment. Must have the ability to manage competing demands with professionalism and a positive attitude, to help us deliver great software products.


Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

A Senior Database Architect has vast experience in assessing various alternative products, tools, and approaches for data management. Is able to clearly define risks and benefits of various approaches for a given need. Is able to create overarching strategies for design

The Senior Database Architect works within and across practices and organizations to design leading-edge technology or application solutions that result in profitable revenue growth for Unisys. Conceptualizes, architects, designs, implements and supports integrated solutions for client engagements. Recognized in the industry as a notable expert in a specific technology, application or solution platform and uses this knowledge to generate profitable revenue growth for Unisys. Interfaces with the client’s highest technical executives (e.g., at the CXO level). Designs and integrates the most complex, leading-edge, and business critical solutions for major, enterprise-wide companies. Leads the technology or application solution for multiple projects. Serves as the technology mentor for major organizations across the company. Finds, qualifies and develops service opportunities. Negotiates the most optimal rate for the services provided. Works to ensure that a steady stream of follow-on services are made available to complement the original services offering. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with Unisys third party companies and with other Unisys business units. Uses these relationships to the best advantage of Unisys in client engagements. Presents technology or application based papers to major conferences and publishes papers in professional journals and publications. Promotes Unisys and one’s own capabilities by networking with peers in other companies and actively supporting professional organizations and user groups.


Fills a lead architect functional role with in-depth portfolio related technology specialization to build quality infrastructure solutions that meet the requirements and advises clients on Unisys Solution offerings, strategy, designs, specific technologies, implementation approaches and alternatives / tradeoffs.

  • Identifies opportunities for new or follow-on business and assists in creating change orders.
  • Leads advisory services, strategic planning activities and business case development within the assigned Unisys portfolio areas and infrastructure disciplines such as application / storage platforms, databases, networks, security and IT processes / operations / governance. Mentors junior architects on advisory services delivery.
  • Leads Unisys Area of Strength portfolio strategy presentations to clients including features, implementation approach, technical requirements, impacts, and benefits.
  • Assumes a leadership position on and uses understanding of Unisys Portfolio Resources for new business opportunities. Performs responsibilities including Portfolio solution proposal management, solution design, solution review, risk analysis, proposal preparation and client presentations.
  • Provides technical oversight for technical estimates created with standards tools, portfolio Work Breakdown Structures, statements of work and industry standard estimating techniques.
  • Uses portfolio solution knowledge and Portfolio Center resources to lead the technical portion of the bid process including design reviews, bid reviews, portfolio component selection, development case definition and system integration approach.
  • Analyzes and evaluates client requirements against portfolio offerings and performs build vs. buy analyses.
  • Architects a complete solution using appropriate portfolio offerings with design elements that allow integration into client environment. Directs the activities of junior architects assigned to business development solution design.
  • May refine and optimizeinfrastructure architectural models and creates architectural prototypes as required. Reviews the architectural artifacts and/or technology plans produced by junior architects.
  • Adheres to appropriate SDF processes, architectural artifact requirements and architectural best practices.
  • Is responsible for the solution integrity for the engagement.
  • Coordinates architect resources on all sized projects to develop the infrastructure architecture.
  • Maintains knowledge of technologies, industry trends, standards and design techniques.

Service Delivery Responsibilities:

Fills a lead architect functional role with in-depth portfolio related technology specialization to develop or refine infrastructure solution designs based on Unisys portfolio offerings and interfaces with the client on all issues related to the design, implementation, testing and cutover of the solution.

  • Works with client stakeholders to evaluate the solution requirements and supports the management and traceability of requirements during the engagement
  • Provides project oversight and acts as a subject matter expert resource to clients on Portfolio Solution processes, required products, product configuration, solution integration, implementation methodologies, resource requirements and implementation timelines.
  • Interfaces to all levels of the client’s organization on solution implementation progress, technical issues, proper practices and technical requirements.
  • Acts as the single point of contact for large client portfolio solution implementations including regional oversight of engagements within the assigned portfolio area.
  • Promotes the use of Unisys standard SDF methods, tools and processes for the client engagement
  • May develop and refine infrastructure design models using Unisys standard asset discovery and infrastructure modeling tools. Leads design peer reviews and internal project reviews.
  • Works with client technical staff during the requirements definition and implementation to resolve issues
  • Assumes accountability for the infrastructure solution technology components and the successful implementation ofthe full solution. May include hands-on modeling, design, configuration, installation, performance tuning, prototyping and/or other efforts required to keep the project on a successful track.
  • Maintains and reports on implementation status and changes to risks, estimates or schedule
  • Collaborates with architect peers to efficiently resolve design issues, improve design quality and share high quality information
  • May monitor the performance of external service providers or subcontractors

People Management:

May assign and review tasks, mentor junior architects, manage performance feedback, and create development plans consistent with performing the role of team leader or project manager

Experience in applications with AWS gov cloud, AWS RDS, CloudFoundry and other PAAS offerings



 Position Requirements:

US Citisenship or Green Card Holder Required

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Prior financial industry experience

Master’s degree and 5 years of experience or equivalent

Agile development experience is required


About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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