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Job #: R-00089261-OTHLOC-PL-2D1586
Location: London, POST-LON
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: UK - BPSS
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people and our community. Our mission and our values guide the way we do business. The foundation of our Leidos culture is our Values, Beliefs and Expectations by which we select, recognise and reward employees. They create the environment that drives us toward our mission.

Inspired to make a difference, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest problems.

Passionate about customer success by being determined to understand and respond to our customers’ needs as if they were our own.

United as a team, we are bound together by our conviction that ethics and integrity is core to how we operate.

This is a mobile role and, hence, may be required to work for short periods in any location in the UK as proposal or programme requires.

Pre-existing security clearance may be beneficial but is not a requirement.

The successful candidate will be primarily supporting bids and proposals to support Leidos in our exciting growth campaigns, potentially with government departments such as DEFRA, MoJ, HMRC, MoD, DfT; Scottish Government or NATS, depending on specific skillsets and background.

The role:

  • Leverage your extensive experience to architect cloud infrastructure systems in proposals and/or programme deliveries

  • Work with Solution, Software and Cyber Architects to build complete software and cloud solutions for complex problems of national significance

  • Define cloud architectures through collaborative approaches and technically lead the implementation with delivery teams.

  • Work with a wide range of senior engineers in the UK and US to build best of breed safety and security critical solutions.

  • Have direct collaboration with leading technology suppliers, e.g. AWS, Google, Microsoft, Atlassian, Hashicorp.

Required skills and experience:

  • Highly technical and analytical, possessing 10 or more years of IT design and implementation experience;

  • Expert level infrastructure systems experience, including server, storage, network and applications;

  • ·A deep understanding of system development in cloud environments (either AWS or Azure, preferably both), including hybrid, Software as Service (SaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS);

  • Strong experience of integrating Cloud native services with third party products to build cost effective, robust, innovative solutions for a customer.

  • Good understanding of containers and container orchestration;

  • Strong understanding of architectural patterns and operational characteristics of highly available and scalable applications;

  • Experience of architecting for DevOps and SRE environments, scripting and automation (everything as code), with a good understanding of Terraform, Ansible, PowerShell, JSON, Python and knowledge of Jenkins or similar;

  • Strong time management skills and project management experience;

  • Strong communication and report writing skills and proficiency in appropriate business language and the ability to present ideas effectively;;

  • Strong business/industry awareness and experience of bid / proposal writing an advantage;

  • Ability to adapt effectively to changing and challenging circumstances;

  • Understanding change management and demonstrate knowledge of business analysis.

Additional beneficial skills and experience:

  • AWS / Azure architecture certifications preferred

  • Experience working for government customers

  • Excellent customer-facing skills, both written and verbal

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
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, and cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working: https://www.leidos.com/sites/g/files/zoouby166/files/2019-11/PDF-Dynamic-Working-Leidos-UK.pdf

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.

This position is a Remote opportunity.

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.

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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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