Highlight Technologies

Sr. AWS Solutions Architect

Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington


We are seeking a full-time, remote Senior Database Architect to support our General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) contract team. The Senior Database Architect will work within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) using common database technologies such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, and AWS Services to provide cloud native architecture. Systems aim to automate procurement business processes for requests, funding, and awarding contracts.


GSA is America's only source solely dedicated to procuring goods and services for government. As an integral part of GSA, FAS possesses unrivaled capability to deliver comprehensive products and services across government at the best value possible. The Assisted Acquisition service (AAS) is the leading provider of assisted acquisition services for federal agencies, providing full spectrum, cradle-to-grave acquisitions, project and financial management services.


  • Designs strategies for enterprise database systems and sets standards for operations, programming, and security.
  • Designs and constructs large relational databases.
  • Applies in depth knowledge in data modeling and database design and architecture; builds, optimizes, and maintains conceptual and logical database models.
  • Integrates new systems with existing warehouse structure and refines system performance and functionality; develops strategies for enterprise data management and data governance.


  • Public Trust eligibility.
  • 10+ years of experience in design and implementation of large-scale data platforms/solutions using major Cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Certifications required:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional AND
    • AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty certifications.
  • 10+ years of experience in data engineering with an emphasis on predictive data analytics, reporting and visualization.
  • 8+ years of experience in the design and build of data extraction, transformation, and loading processes using data pipelines.
  • 8+ years ETL/ELT/Python programming skills including experience with pipeline orchestration tools, logging, monitoring & alerting, deep troubleshooting, and automated testing & deployments.
  • 8+ years of experience in SQL, data transformations, migration, statistical analysis, and troubleshooting across more than one Database Platform (Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Amazon RDS for Oracle etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and building solutions utilizing various Cloud services such as EC2, S3, RDS, Redshift/Spectrum, Lambda, etc.
  • Experience in defining and implementing legacy modernization and migration roadmaps for large scale applications, databases (Oracle to Postgresql) and database optimization.
  • Experience in defining and executing enterprise level strategy on building data storage infrastructure, data pipelines, data warehouses, data lakes, data APIs and self-service tooling for diverse types of data (structured and unstructured), and diverse workloads/dataflows (transactional, analytics, Machine Learning pipelines).
  • Ability to collaborate with technical executives on strategy, project portfolio management, best practices.

About Highlight

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT, and Mission Solution services to our federal government customers. Our team knows the technology; we understand how our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices to deliver high-quality, end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.


Since our inception, Highlight has had an employee-first mindset. Our mission is to provide employees with rewarding and impactful career opportunities. In 2021, Highlight’s founder and CEO, Rebecca Andino, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to embody and expand our culture of transparency, teamwork and rewarding the work of our employees. By becoming an ESOP, our employee-owners share in the success of the company through their ownership stake. To learn more about ESOPS, check out: www.esopinfo.org


We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics. Our team is dedicated to foster diversity within our teams to promote creativity, innovation, and teamwork to deliver the best solutions for our customers.




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