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Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 49252 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT - 76003498

Position Number: 76003498 

Salary:  $75,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/16/2018 


Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Information Systems Administration

Office of Motorist Modernization


           *Open Competitive Opportunity*


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.



$75,000.00 Annually


Contact Person: Brooke Stone (850) 617-2013


Who We Are:

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits include

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


What You Will Be Doing:

The Solutions Architect position reports directly to the department’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is responsible for establishing future state solution architecture that includes integration platform strategy, shared infrastructure services strategy and application architectural principals and processes for efficiently utilizing solution assets and technologies that enables business outcomes. This position is a member of the enterprise architecture (EA) team and defines the department’s application portfolio that include enterprise applications, custom off the shelf solutions, and integration tools as part of establishing an information strategy.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Business acumen, and the ability to communicate to executive and business stakeholders and technical staff alike.
  • Demonstrated influence, communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • System integration experience, including interface design, and familiarity with web-oriented architecture techniques.
  • Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture.
  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture.
  • Ability to work with developers in an in-and-out outsourced environment.
  • Knowledge of problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and programming techniques.
  • Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs.
  • Effective communication and persuasion skills, including the ability to create marketing and messaging materials that meet stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to analyze project, program and portfolio needs, as well as determine the resources needed to achieve objectives and overcome cross-functional barriers.


What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for applicants who have experience with architecting large-scale integration and development projects.



The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment fingerprinting, and a background investigation.


The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.



HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee