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Job #: R-00087127
Location: Remote, UK
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: UK - SC
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Cloud Architect

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL 


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. https://www.leidos.com/company/global/uk-europe

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Working to develop proposals (AWS, Azure, private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud)  and associated end-user devices in a team of architects, engineers and experts across a number of technical capabilities and areas of expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be inclusive- as an architect, you are a leader- encourage people to speak freely, create an environment of safety, listen to people, be an advocate for change and innovation;

  • Architecture experience in the bid / presales space – ability to work within a complex bid prooposal focussing on your area of responsibility but ensuring to keep the big picture

  • High Level and Detailed technical design (HLD, LLD) of a complex solution encompassing multiple technologies and areas of expertise;

  • Delivery of outcomes with appreciation of quality, time and cost :

    • Quality:

      • Commitment, integrity and collaboration: Compliance to engineering guidelines and best practices.  Embody those principles as architect on a bid within own area of responsibility;

    • Time:

      • Co-ordinate delivery of the solution designfocused on timely outcomes;

    • Cost:

      • Be agile, be innovative and collaborative in your approach to finding the best way forward when things change.

  • Development of less experienced team members – daily check in with those you work with, ensure you are aligned, share goals and success!

  • Contribution to Leidos capability model through engagement with centres of Excellence and internal development initiatives

Key skills and experience:

  • Providing overarching architectural guidance, and designs primarily for bids and presales activities as part of a team of architects and engineers (essential)

  • Constructing compliant and compelling solutions and describing those solutions in clear terms highlighting the features and benefits (essential)

  • Understanding of Public Sector organisations and procurement processes

  • Technical (Cloud / infrastructure) Design and Architecture (AWS and Azure) with technologies:

    • Resilient, robust cloud platform design

    • UK Government / Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) security standards and accreditation

    • AWS and Azure native services (PaaS) and IaaS services

    • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Automation: Terraform / Ansible;

    • Azure: enterprise single sign on, Azure AD integration / Auth integration models;

    • Containers and container orchestration (Azure ACS, AKS / Aws ECS, EKS)

    • Hashicorp Vault

    • Integration with SIEM (Splunk, ELK)

  • Architecting for green-field or integration, migration / transformation including using cloud native services alongside legacy and third party elements. 

  • Hybrid cloud experience (AWS, Azure)

  • Experience of traditional infrastructure

    • VMware, Windows, Linux (RHEL, CentOS), UNIX (AIX)

    • Understanding of Cisco and Palo Alto technologies (inc SDN)

    • Data centre (storage, compute, virtualisation and

    • End user environments (VMware. Horizon, Citrix, RDS, etc - AWS workspaces)

    • Concepts of Zero Trust

    • Appreciation of agile and DevOps concepts. 

    • Ability to working under pressure in large multi discipline teams to tight schedules

What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the Leidos.com automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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