Sitecore Solutions Architect | King County Careers page has
Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)
Summary Software Engineering is looking for a proven Sitecore
architect who can quickly guide, establish and implement a
multifaceted initiative to upgrade our kingcounty.gov website and
establish the foundation to deliver innovation in an Azure PaaS
Software Engineering is the central King County software
development arm of KCIT and is responsible for setting the
technology architecture and direction as well as upgrading and
maintaining major software systems. King County Information
Technology supports broad lines of business – including healthcare,
transportation, natural resources and justice systems. As a member
of the Software Engineering team you will define the strategy,
architecture and practices for Sitecore and web content management.
This role designs and delivers innovative architectural solutions
for King County, establishing and maintaining standards and
solutions that provide measurable improvement towards KCIT’s
strategic plan. This position will focus on Sitecore content
management, but you may also be involved in multiple systems across
all of King County’s lines of business.
This role requires a strong team player who has Sitecore, C# and
Azure application development and delivery experience and can
provide leadership and vision through development of new
technologies, patterns and work processes. Leveraging Sitecore,
Azure and Microsoft technologies, you will be expected to provide
expertise in architecture, design, development and testing, best
practices and methodologies. You will engage in and facilitate
conceptual design sessions - discussing proposed technology
solutions insuring they scale, are supportable and meet business
objectives and strategy. Working with senior leadership, you will
articulate opportunities, costs and risks associated with decisions
made around the platform architecture and implementation.
This is a technical expert position that guides backend
developers and other multi-disciplined team members on advanced
issues and leads by first implementing new technologies and
processes. You will be designing and guiding development of
solutions and helping to solve complex problems.
As the only county in the United States named after Martin
Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in
our nations' history, King County is a vibrant community with
residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a
region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and
social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the
way government delivers service and winning national recognition as
a model of excellence. We continue to build on an enduring legacy
of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement,
innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this
commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at
advancing regional change and is developing the systems and
standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our
residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these
qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to
live, work, and play.
King County Department of Information Technology
KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's
most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we
collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and
services that better serve the needs of our customers and our
community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit:
King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and
your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits
offered here, please click on the Benefits tab or click here:
The primary location of this position is the Chinook Building
401 5th Ave S Seattle WA, 98103. During the mandatory telecommute
order through January 8, 2021, work will be done remotely. Please
note that we are open to this position being
This position is estimated for a duration of 3 years.
The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be
considered. This position is not eligible for overtime
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact
Shannon Hoeper, email@example.com or 206-263-6957
Job Duties Develop, conduct and maintain architecture, strategy,
models, road maps and policies for Sitecore, content management,
cloud and mobile application practice, including application
development languages and frameworks and hybrid or cross-over
technologies, products, patterns to share or integrate development
between web, mobile and other enterprise platforms.
Develop and deploy multi-site content management solutions using
Sitecore and modern technologies such as C#, client-side-side code
and HTML5 in an Azure public cloud – including continuous
integration & continuous deployment tools and processes.
Create reference implementations and reusable
Research and develop application patterns based on industry
conventions, best practices and the needs of the business.
Work with Portfolio Management and other architects to
communicate and enforce adoption of Enterprise strategies, patterns
Lead technical teams to design and implement highly reliable,
scalable, extensible and maintainable content management products
Collaborate, lead and review the team's (design, front and
backend) work across all phases (Plan, Analyze, Design, Build and
Work closely with product management and development teams to
define the next generation of product offerings.
Take responsibility for various initiatives, including
effort/work estimation, planning, partner management and group
Work, build and maintain strong working relationships with
multiple functional teams across the organization.
Provide education, support and leadership to existing developers
in architecting and developing content management applications and
Facilitate the communication and interaction amongst leadership,
team members and other parties to achieve business and technology
Identify services, tools and processes that will improve
performance, enhance support and increase capabilities.
Be a solution innovator for greater business efficiency and
effectiveness while keeping within the context of the broader King
County technology architecture. Research and procure technology
Engage vendor services as necessary including research,
selection, contract negotiation, and oversight. Participate in
various enterprise initiatives as well as technology
Provide architecture quality assurance reviews for proposals and
ongoing efforts and engagements.
Participate in Architecture Review Board and project design and
Participate in the collection and reporting of metrics to assist
in the continuous evolution of our technology capabilities.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills 5+ years of proven
professional experience working within Sitecore 8+ and the
Microsoft development stack using several of the following
technologies: Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, Microsoft ASP.NET MVC,
Microsoft ASP.NET WebAPI, Microsoft Entity Framework, AJAX, HTML,
Strong familiarity with Azure Compute and Serverless services
including Azure DevLabs, Virtual Machines, App Service, Azure
Functions, and Azure Data services: Azure SQL Database, Cosmos
Understanding of Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a
Service, Infrastructure as Code and related concepts on public
3+ years of proven experience with DevOps principles and
3+ years of proven experience as a technical lead delivering
development focused Sitecore solutions within defined
Knowledge and experience in developing software using agile
methodologies (ie: scrum).
Experience in defining new Sitecore and content management
architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an
Proven ability to deploy consistent Sitecore and content
management standards and designs across multiple lines of
Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex
information, including the ability to explain and "sell" the
purpose, goals and objectives to technical and non-technical
audiences, both verbally and in written form.
Proven ability to mentor and lead staff fostering a diverse and
Strong analytical and strategic skills; ability to synthesize
complex information and influence decision makers turning strategy
Sitecore Certified (v8, 9) preferred
Demonstrated experience with advanced search and multi-language
concepts and implementations with Sitecore.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
Management of Information Systems or related discipline or the
equivalent combination of education and experience, and 5+ years of
increasingly responsible Sitecore, content management system,
cloud, mobile development and architecture experience.
Supplemental Information Forbes recently named King County as
one of Washington State's best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the
way government delivers service and winning national recognition as
a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come
join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places
to live, work and play.
Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a
welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value
diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce.
To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable
recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the
highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares
and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we
solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we
are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we
are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds
and identities to apply, including Native American and people of
color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with
disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities
based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including
gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic
information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.
Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion,
transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other
forms of compensation.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow
the application instructions carefully. If you need this
announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to
request accommodation or assistance in the application or
assessment process or if you have questions please contact your
recruiter listed on this job announcement.
A completed King County Application with an attached resume is
required for consideration. We highly recommend that you also
provide a cover letter.
In addition to filling the current vacancy, this position may be
used to fill future vacancies.
Union: This position is represented by Protec17
(For internal use only: Classification: Solution Architect
Technology - 7370100)
Agency King County
Address King County Administration Bldg.
500 4th Ave. Rm. 553
Seattle, Washington, 98104