IT Applications Architect

Posted Date 1 week ago(10/18/2021 11:44 AM)
# of Openings


As USAC continues to support universal service impacting health care providers, educators, and consumers, it is critical now more than ever that we hire people equally passionate and committed to helping fulfill our mission.  We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a IT Applications Architect within our Information Technology team.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Application Delivery you will:


  • Establish and improve software development standards, procedures, and recommend application development best practices.


This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission


Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the IT Applications Architect will provide support for critical business functions through the architecture of applications systems in support of various USAC Programs and Departments by applying industry standards to Applications, Systems, Networks, Database and Security Design.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:


  • Architecture, design and document of software applications and/or systems.
  • Establish and improve software architecture design, development standards, procedures, and recommend application development best practices for architecture and design.
  • Support critical business functions by leading the architecture, design, integration and implementation of application systems.
  • Coordinate with departments, programs and users in the support of business applications architecture and design.
  • Lead software architecture development on multiple projects and ensure that architecture and design specifications are met.
  • Provide architectural design and technical leadership and guidance to the development teams.
  • Carry out design and source code reviews to ensure conformance to set application standards.
  • Maintain a high-level proficiency with a wide range of technologies and architectural design concepts.
  • Research, evaluate, recommend and implement/integrate technical solutions, tools, COTS and open- source products.
  • Write technical design, architecture, assessment and other documents as required.
  • Lead application and systems integration efforts.
  • Ensure proper documentation of software design and developing processes in order to produce
  • appropriate procedures for application use.
  • Represent the IT department in terms of architecture design and software development expertise in coordination with other departments and programs as well as USAC IT Architecture and Standards department.
  • Other specific duties as assigned.

About You


The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Information Technology Division.


  • You have a Bachelor Degree (Master Degree preferred) and relevant technical training and certifications.
  • You have 5 to Seven 7 years of directly related experience.
  • You have 1 to 2 years of business leadership experience.
  • You have 5 to 7 years of experience in .NET or Java development, Oracle, Postgres, SDLC tools, source control, and RDBMS concepts.
  • You have 5 to 7 years of experience in web application and application development, software engineering, design patterns, object oriented design and architecture, internet application development, web services, and technical documentation.
  • You have 5 + years of experience in application security concepts, domain modeling and database design, and spring framework.
  • You have knowledge of configuration management and release management principles.
  • You have knowledge of networking and system engineering concepts.
  • You have knowledge of network and applications security concepts and principles.
  • You have experience with PL, J2EE, SOAP and Anjular.js is desired.
  • You have high transaction/data volume systems, front end technologies, integration of application software, RDBMS, scripting languages, and high availability architectures.
  • You have agile SDLC; Scrum/Kanban preferred, SQL, implementation of COTS products, and authentication and authorization technologies (SSO, SAML).
  • You have continuous delivery, Continuous Integration, and contribution to open source community.
  • You have integration of application software, high availability architectures, exposure to enterprise architecture concepts


The following skills are preferred:


  • You have integration (Master Degree preferred)

About USAC

Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


Additional information on USF programs can be found at:


USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.



Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.