CIQ Overview

CIQ believes in helping people do great things.  We do this by building strong communities for open-source software, innovating software infrastructure, and building the next generation of performance computing.  Our software stack consists of Rocky Linux the CentOS replacement, Apptainer the container solution of choice for HPC, Warewulf a provisioning and cluster management solution, and Fuzzball our next-generation performance computing platform that is multi-cloud, multi-site, multi-cluster, and multi-node.

If you are interested in an environment built on ownership, diversity of thought, and pushing the limits of what is possible, then we would be interested in you.


We are looking for an innovative Solutions Architect to develop and implement systems architecture that will meet business needs. The Solution Architect’s responsibilities include gathering requirements and functional specifications, assessing the current software systems in place in order to identify areas in need of improvement, and overseeing development teams. You should also be able to regularly update the company on any developments in systems architecture projects.

To be successful as a Solution Architect, you should be able to integrate any updated specifications and requirements into the systems architecture. An outstanding solution architect should be able to explain complex problems to management.


  • Responsible for assisting in the establishment of an IT Architecture practice, and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology

  • Manages activities that take place during solution ideation, solution design, and solution implementation

  • Reviews business context for solutions to company challenges as well as defining the vision and requirements for the solution, recommending potential options, (which may include RFIs, RFPs or prototype development), selecting the most optimal option, and the development of a roadmap for the selected solution

  • Communicates the architecture to the stakeholders and collaborates and coordinates with existing domain architects in the formalization and adoption of IT standards and procedures

  • Champions a structured approach to business application solutions

  • Directly assists in the development of a solutions architecture program including departmental roadmaps and project portfolios for IT systems architecture

  • Assured solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the standards guidelines of technology solutions

  • Influences changes to standards when necessary

  • Assists domain architecture team on solutions management and timing of financial spend for application solutions

  • Supports the architectural aspects of all application projects in peer IT portfolios.

  • Directs the identification and recommendation of appropriate solutions, upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning options incorporating business and technology productivity, usability, and total cost of ownership

  • Develops and executes solutions which further reduce the percentage of time spent on reactive work

  • Provides analysis of security protection technologies as necessary


  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • High attention to detail regarding accounting skills

  • Ability to work under indirect supervision

  • Broad understanding of information technology topics

  • Effective interpersonal skills and collaborative management style to include teamwork and team building ability

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and time spent outside of comfort zone acquiring new skills

  • Flexible in a fast-paced dynamic environment with shifting roles and responsibilities

  • Technically creative and open-minded

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience related to IT Management or other information technology solutions architecture role

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the complexities of technical programs

  • Proficiency with information technologies in a secure network environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance (80% employer/20% employee)

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Employee stock options

  • Remote work, no required travel for most positions.

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