IT Infrastructure Solutions Architect - Tumwater, WA - Thurston County

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a senior-level IT Infrastructure Solutions Architect for the Information Technology Division (ITD) in Tumwater, WA. This principal position provides reliable, modern, responsive, and cost-effective IT architectural solutions to WSDOT by designing modern and practical solutions, utilizing, and integrating multiple environments and technologies while maintaining federal, state, and agency regulatory compliance. The architect analyzes the requirements of the agency, researches solutions that align with WSDOT strategic goals, makes recommendations through IT governance, develops implementation and training plans, and archives documents for accessibility and repeatability.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the IT Infrastructure Solutions Architect will:
Apply advanced strategic expertise and comprehensive technical business process knowledge in leading all aspects of Enterprise Server Support related system analysis, planning, design, and implementation.
Provide complex technological consultation to WSDOT business partners and ITD teams.
Lead and oversee complex transformational agency-wide projects with a focus on WSDOT technological modernization, resiliency, and security.
Represent WSDOT, JTD Infrastructure Services, and ESS and by communicating, presenting, and promoting agency information technology architectural framework to internal and external partners.
Write, review, and take ownership of clear, concise, and comprehensive technical documentation of WSDOT on-premises and cloud hosted current state and possible future state alternatives.
At the direction of ITD Infrastructure leadership, provide subject matter expert level support to augment high priority and/or risk incident management efforts and the resolution of enterprise-wide service interruptions.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Bachelor's Degree and minimum of six (6) years of progressive IT systems architectural experience. (Additional years of experience can substitute for education).
Associate degree and eight (8) years of experience in IT systems administration and architecture.

Ten (10) years of experience in IT systems administration and architecture.

In addition to one of the above, the following is also required:
Expert knowledge and minimum of five (5) years' experience designing, implementing, and maintaining cloud hosting environments.
Expert knowledge of enterprise level server, storage, and backup & recovery solutions to include physical hardware and cloud-based alternatives.
Advance knowledge of networking including the TCP/IP protocol and domain name services (DNS).
Advance knowledge and a minimum of five (5) years' experience with server security concepts including the authentication, authorization, and role-based security.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Higher level education in Information Technology, Business Administration, or a related field of study.
Advance knowledge and a minimum of three (3) years' experience working in a PCI environment and handling Category 3/4 data.
Working knowledge with Project Management Principles.
Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server.
Working knowledge of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Important Notes:
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Andrew Huff, at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-HQ-05147 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Andrew Huff
Location: Thurston County - Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $92,688 - $124,644 annually

Posted on February 01, 2023

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