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Technical Architect

Requisition ID:  223607

Bechtel is seeking a Technical Architect to join our team in Reston, VA and help develop and manage the future-state technology footprint of our data centric execution strategy and implementation.   This position will report to the Enterprise Architect and work closely with our Solution Architect, Systems Manager, process leads, system leads and other entities to ensure cross-functional alignment in driving the work process, systems and architecture requirements and many of the key design paradigms, principles and methodologies into our enterprise program.  The position offers ample opportunity to "make a difference" and to be an active part of the decision-making process that leads to improvements and positive change across the implementation.



  • Deliver though-leadership, turning of abstract and logical concepts into IT solutions, which are usable, integrated and secure from day-one.
  • Develop architectural runway for Program Increment (PI) and Sprint planning for enterprise initiatives
  • Identity and align architectural components:
    • Development tools and languages for front-end (Web, Android and Apple) and server-side solutions
    • Patterns and best-practices for multi-tiered distributed applications, integration, information security
    • Discrete and streaming data and database design
    • Big-data techniques, leading to rapid integration with machine-learning and related AI tools
    • DevOps tools, and tool-chaining to achieve end-to-end automation
  • Participate with SMEs and Information Technology team members in the development of system solution architecture applications and technology components. These activities will include:
    • Evaluating services and applications, with proof-of-concepts and desktop exercises
    • Preparing material for Change Management and communication, vendor engagements such as statement of work
    • Leading prototyping activities related to IT processes, tools and software development based on future-state process definition, gap analysis, application requirements and associated software development
    • Leading the development of future state patterns and tools enabling rapid development of data centric solutions
    • Leading solution design and development of highly-performing business applications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, CIS, MIS or another field of study
  • 15+ years functional, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) or automation experience in the EPC or related industries.
  • Have deep technical understanding, in-depth knowledge and experience in one or more of the following technologies:
    • SQL, NoSQL, Graph, Triple Store and Document databases
    • Master, Reference and Metadata Management, Data Quality, Integration, Interoperability
    • Business Process Automation, Process Orchestration, UI/UX, Smart Machines
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Azure Cloud services: Databases, Integration, Web and Mobile, Developer Tools
    • EPC industry applications and tools
  • Hands on experience in designing, coding, coaching and implementing one or more of the following technologies and languages:
    • NodeJS, JavaScript, Java Python, JSON, JSON-LD, GraphQL
    • Mobile, web and server-side development patterns
    • BPMN 2.0, workflow engines
    • Integration and interoperability
  • Excellent automation skills.  Good understanding of the link between work process and tools.  Strong skills around using tools to create, view and edit data.
  • 5+ years project deployed experience.
  • Experience and or understanding of data-centric design and execution.
  • Technical knowledge of functional processes and systems, processes, and applications for engineering and construction methods and materials, usage of engineering applications to produce deliverables.
  • Good understanding of the information lifecycle of project data – how information is exchanged between functions/disciplines and ownership of data transitions throughout the life of a project
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to think out of the box and questioning everything.


Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Knowledge around data governance, master data management, and data quality
  • Experience in enterprise systems monitoring and service level management
  • Knowledge of Design Thinking

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.