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Join NextgenID's Team

Principal Solutions Architect

Why NextgenID

“Identity Starts Here”

NextgenID focuses on improving the efficiency and speed of mission critical, high assurance identity enrollment and credentialing operations that are essential to hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

Our technologies are engineered to dramatically reduce the time and cost of capturing accurate data when creating a digital identity. Our industry-neutral solutions revolve around “Supervised Remote-Identity Proofing” to automatically, securely and “remotely” perform all proofing, enrollment and credentialing processes and workflows for our customers. The industry is taking notice as we are now working with some of the largest agencies in the US Defense, intelligence, Civil, State and Local government markets, as well as other national governments and commercial organizations throughout the world.

Established in 2005, NextgenID is a globally leading provider of trusted Identity, Credentialing and Access Manage (ICAM) solutions. The company is privately held with our headquarters located in Fairfax, Virginia and R&D/Manufacturing operations in San Antonio, Texas. NextgenID is a major contributor to the NIST SP 800-63-3 for high assurance (IAL3) which is now an industry standard.

Job Type & Requisitions
Job Requisition: NextgenID-PSA001
Department: Engineering
Reports to: Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Job Type: Full-time exempt
Work Location: DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) Hybrid remote
Applicant Status: Must be a U.S.A. citizen with current COVID Vaccination
Travel Required 10-30%

Job Brief

  • The Principal Solutions Architect supports our clients and the company by delivering innovative and fault-tolerant architectural solutions for NextgenID’s portfolio of enterprise identity products. This position utilizes expertise in solutions architecture, software design, agile software methodologies, problem-solving, government and industry standards, and best practices to deliver a robust, innovative, fault-tolerant, secure, and convenient UX for both clients and consumers of our solutions.
  • The Principal Solutions Architect will be responsible for establishing and implementing the architectural standards, policies, and procedures for all NextgenID and customers’ applications and will work directly and effectively with other subject matter experts and stakeholders.
  • This position is also responsible for researching new technologies, products, and standards incorporated into our suite of applications. The current technical infrastructure is primarily Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, Windows IoT, Azure, and AWS Cloud.
  • The ideal candidates will be motivated self-starters with great communication skills. The candidate must demonstrate flexible thinking, the ability to work well with others, communicate clearly and efficiently, and always promote forward-thinking innovation and development. Leadership skills are also necessary to fulfill this role.

Job Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design enterprise system architectures focused on JSON, JavaScript, XML, HTML, Azure, and AWS Cloud.
  • Familiar with Government’s procedures and requirements for Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD12), knowledgeable about Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM), PIV integration, Biometrics and Credential Management System (CMS)
  • Familiarity designing and working with disaster recovery, high availability architectures, leveraging clustering and global load balancing to achieve redundancy across disparate data sites
  • Determine the system architecture to be used for each application with consideration given to such things as centralized versus decentralized servers, use of service-oriented architecture (SOA), designing nonfunctional elements of each system, e.g. response time, system availability, backup requirements, and interface needs; and performing research into new technologies, products, and standards which can be incorporated into the client’s applications
  • Assess and meet the security standards of each application as defined by the IT Security Office. Familiarity working with credential management is preferred
  • Define, implement, and document the solutions architecture roadmap, designs, procedures, standards, and metrics; and ensure compliance and conformity of software architecture and technology standards
  • Define, implement, and document the framework for system architecture design, software design and development, IT security, and performance testing platforms
  • Improving, continually, the solutions architecture process or code development efficiency through effective leadership, individual and group training, and process improvement
  • Work closely with other architects to ensure system design follows the industry’s best practices and standards that align with the client’s framework
  • Provide regular status updates to senior management and in related status meetings through reports, dashboards, and presentations
  • Balance functional expertise with strong interpersonal skills to optimize team collaboration and design
  • Promote productive and collaborative work environment among project team members

Qualifications & Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related scientific or technical discipline is required
  • MS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related disciplines preferred
  • Position requires 3 to 8 years of relevant experience supporting projects of similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Experience can be substituted for education
  • Proven hardware device integration experience
  • Familiarity with the ASP.NET framework, SQL Server, and design/architectural patterns (e.g. Model-View-Controller (MVC))
  • Familiarity with architecture styles/APIs (REST, RPC, WCF)
  • Comfortable with Agile project development methodologies
  • Implementation with AWS, AWS GovCloud, and Azure
  • Prior experience with biometric devices and algorithms is a plus
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Knowledge in C++, C#
  • Attention to detail

Additional Requirements
New employees are required to adhere to NextgenID’s vaccination policy. All NGID employees must be fully vaccinated, and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement and have an approved exemption before the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt NGID's vaccination policy.
NGID is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

The Services to be performed by Senior Software Developers include but are not limited to the following, as directed by NextgenID:

  • Participate in requirements definition and analysis
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce software design and architecture
  • Write clean, scalable code using .NET framework OOP languages
  • Test and deploy applications and systems
  • Revise, update, refactor and debug code
  • Optimize existing software and develop new code
  • Develop documentation throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Serve as an expert on applications and provide technical support
  • Development and conformance with NIST and ISO standards
  • Managing product development with Azure DevOps Server
  • Support client enterprise integrations
  • Provide strategic direction and recommendations for complex, highly technical and agile software environments that can be scaled over time
  • Ensure the conversion of customer requirements, into total systems solutions that integrate seamlessly with hardware componentry
  • Work with a cross functional teams that includes product design engineering, test engineering, quality, product and program management, and other groups such as independent contractors as needed.
  • Communicate routinely and effectively with executives as well as the technical teams
  • Understand and provide direction for the product lifecycle management
  • Consider the entire project scope while making decisions, from technical implications to business needs

Our offer:

  • Fast growing Company with an exhilarating performance record
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), HSA
  • 401(k), PTO, and Employee Stock Options Awards
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