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Job #: R-00094600
Location: Ashburn, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos’ Homeland Security Solutions Division is seeking a dynamic, mission-centric Chief Architect to support a federal agency’s large, mission-critical 24/7/365 enterprise.

The Chief Architect must have a background in successfully collaborating with a variety of customers and stakeholders, helping to fill the communication gap between technical and non-technical specialists.  The candidate will provide leadership to invigorate technical innovation and must be willing to drive smart change to support a collaborative and innovative culture to provide our customer with optimal solutions that meet their strategic goals.  By collaborating with and being a part of the project management team, the candidate will provide strategic recommendations and ensure that the solution fits the defined purpose. The candidate will demonstrate both managerial and technical capabilities and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Formulate the top-level architecture of the system solution, including the hardware and software, topology and interconnects, so that the system works as an integrated, cost-effective unit to satisfy contract requirements.
•Define and design a technical solution that meets contractual technical requirements.
•Constructs system hardware and software design criteria and identifies commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) or reused hardware/software that will fit the intended need
•Perform tradeoffs between the candidate systems on performance, cost, schedule, risk, reliability, etc., using a structured decision analysis methodology to select the best candidate solution for further definition
•Plan and execute analyses and simulations to estimate system performance, availability, reliability, etc., over the full range of operational scenarios, compares these to the requirements, and identify possible risk areas and performance trade-offs
•Review current technology to evaluate capabilities and features
•Develop a technology roadmap and a demonstration plan for higher technical risk components or subsystems (i.e., non-COTS components or components that require development that are near state-of-the-art levels)
•Supports definition of technical performance measures (TPMs) and develops a plan for TPM goals versus requirements, and ways of calculating or measuring TPM values
•Supports planning for verification of all requirements and interfaces through planning activities for analysis, simulation, or test
•Participates in formal and informal reviews
•Participates in internal program reviews
•Identify the need for subject matter experts (SMEs) to support the program to meet technical and schedule requirements
•Identify the need for appropriate technical analyses, simulation, design, and verification/test
tools and techniques
•Reviews verification and test procedures
•Acts as the "technical conscience" of the project, so that cost and schedule pressures do not jeopardize solution quality and performance
    
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Masters degree with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience.
•Self-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes; ability to work independently and collaborate with remote teams
•Strong communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening); ability to articulate solutions and rationale for design decisions.
•Strong technical writing experience and presenting solutions to both business and technical stakeholders, to include leading technical section approaches
•Navigate between levels of technical detail across a breadth of technologies and capabilities to best understand “as-is” and appreciate the implications of “to-be” recommendations
•Knowledge of IT Security compliance specifications (HIPAA, FISMA, NIST 800-53, FedRAMP)
•Experience architecting enterprise using Azure and AWS services.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•DHS/TSA experience with supporting human resource management systems is a big plus.
•Experience with DevSecOps  in a hybrid multi-cloud environment including maturing  existing CI/CD pipeline (e.g. CloudBees, Jenkins, Ansible).
•Experience with low code/no code cloud solutions such as SalesForce/ServiceNow.
•Experienced with securing at least one of the following cloud service provider types: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
•Experience with Security Authorization & Accreditation (A&A) and obtaining Authorization To Operate (ATO) for new systems
•Experience with Enterprise Agile/SAFE disciplines.
•Experience with UIPath
•Experience with Cloud Service Providers (Azure, AWS)
•Experience with databases, specifically ORACLE
•Experience with API Gateways such as MuleSoft, Azure Gateway Service
•Knowledge of Container platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes
•Experience with large-scale enterprise system of systems integration and deployment

Position requires US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency Status and the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $139,750.00 - $215,000.00 - $290,250.00

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.

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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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