MuleSoft Integration Architect



Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024
As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you’ll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you’ll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


As a MuleSoft Integration Architect at Octo, you will work hands on with our customers and partners to solve mission-critical business challenges using MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. You will provide onsite technical guidance on MuleSoft implementation projects, evaluate the customer’s technical and functional requirements, and develop cost-effective solutions to provide customers with demonstrable returns. As a subject-matter expert in the field, you will develop solutions to help customers realize their business goals and advise them on best practices for on-premise, cloud, and hybrid integration, and API management.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

The Digital Transformation Center (DTC) supports Veterans Affairs (VA) with onboarding and maintaining enterprise SaaS and PaaS solutions used to support the mission of serving our Veterans and their associated stakeholders. We are digitizing information and processes for improved implementation, leveraging modern tools and low code/no code for reusability and faster delivery.


  • Develop integration solutions to meet the requirements using components of the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, including Design Center, Anypoint Studio, API Manager, Data Weave, Message Queue, and assets from the Anypoint Exchange.
  • Solution Design: Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and design scalable, efficient, and secure integration solutions using MuleSoft Anypoint Platform. This involves creating high-level and low-level solution designs, defining integration patterns, and selecting appropriate MuleSoft components and connectors.
  • System Integration: Develop, configure, and deploy MuleSoft integration applications and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). This includes creating integration flows, message routing, data transformation, and implementing error handling and logging mechanisms.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance and leadership to development teams, ensuring adherence to best practices, coding standards, and MuleSoft architectural principles. Review code and provide feedback to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Performance Optimization: Identify performance bottlenecks, conduct performance testing, and optimize integration solutions for improved throughput, scalability, and reliability. Implement caching, message queuing, and other optimization techniques as necessary.
  • Security and Governance: Implement security measures and best practices to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with relevant regulations. Define and enforce API governance policies, including access controls, rate limiting, and monitoring.
  • Collaboration and Documentation: Work closely with business analysts, solution architects, and other stakeholders to gather requirements, conduct solution reviews, and document technical specifications, integration flows, and deployment processes.
  • Troubleshooting and Support: Assist in troubleshooting production issues, identifying root causes, and implementing resolutions. Provide ongoing support and maintenance for MuleSoft integration solutions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay up to date with MuleSoft product updates, new features, and integration trends. Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to existing integration processes, frameworks, and tools.
  • MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 and/or MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect – Level 1 Required
  • Provide guidance and drive creation of standards, reusable assets, and automation required for scale and multi-Line of Business adoption.
  • Ability to understand business needs; drives outward results and ensure high-quality standards are met.
  • Convey complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in a manner that is easily understood, authoritative, and actionable for the business.
  • Work closely with System Integrators and provide guidance throughout the SLDC.
  • Collaborate with enterprise architects and IT program managers to enhance existing business applications and facilitate solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Assist in architecting technical solutions for enterprise systems using the MuleSoft product suite to drive the value equation and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment Knowledge of SOA.
  • Design patterns for building middleware systems ground up using Message Routing, Content Enrichment, Message Filtering, Message Transformation, guaranteed delivery, Message sequencing, Batch message processing, error handling and reconciliation mechanisms.
  • 4+ years of hands-on development experience with MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
  • 10+ years as an Integration Architect working on enterprise-scale solutions for industry leaders

Education: BA/BS degree is a plus.

Location: Remote within the United States.

Clearance: Ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Certified MuleSoft Developer, MuleSoft Platform Architect, MuleSoft Integration Architect
  • 4+ years of hands-on development experience with MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
  • 10+ years as an Integration Architect working on enterprise-scale solutions for industry leaders
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing integration solutions using MuleSoft Anypoint Platform.
  • Proficiency in MuleSoft Anypoint Studio, DataWeave, MuleSoft API Manager, Control Plane, Visualizer, Exchange, RTF, API Governance, MQ, and CloudHub 1.0 and 2.0.
  • Proficiency in integrating with Salesforce, Microsoft Power Platform, Pega, and other leading cloud technologies
  • In-depth understanding of integration patterns, web services, API design, and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) principles.
  • Knowledge of RESTful and SOAP-based services, JSON, XML, and other common data formats.
  • Familiarity with enterprise integration patterns, ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) concepts, and messaging systems.
  • Knowledge of Web Services Interoperability, WS-* standards and ability to suggest, criticize and formulate solutions in a multi-vendor and architecture committee meetings.
  • Identify, analyze and design integration flows using Mule ESB Anypoint Studio and technically own and manage the process of ensuring on time and on budget build and integration of the various elements of the solution.
  • Good understanding of integration design patterns & best practices.
  • In depth experience using Agile, Scrum and iterative development practices.
  • Assist on technical POC’s to prove out technology and ultimately leading into selection.
  • Strong programming skills in Java, and experience with other programming languages is a plus.
  • Understanding of security concepts, such as SSL/TLS, OAuth, and SAML.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to quickly diagnose and resolve technical issues.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work in a team environment and engage with stakeholders at various levels.
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have reliable internet service that allows for effective telecommuting.
  • Clearance: Ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise