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Job #: R-00094767
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Job Description

This role requires an experienced Solutions Architect/Software Engineer to provide technical expertise with legacy on-premises software architectures and Cloud Migrations/Cloud-Native Service architectures. This role designs, develops, and implements an Enterprise SW architecture that software development teams can leverage to enhance legacy SW applications and move services to use native cloud capabilities. This role works directly with implementation teams to provide technical guidance and implementation priorities related to legacy SW applications and cloud implementation. The Chief Software Architect shall stay current on new and emerging software technologies, cloud computing, software development, and deployment methodologies and lead the research, prototype, and production of new concepts to support mission needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Chief Software Architect, working closely with Application Developers, Operations Teams, and Security is responsible for setting the technical direction with the development team; building and promoting product roadmaps; leading the continuous evolution of mission software including function upgrades; and analyzing and improving software quality. Additionally, the Chief Software Architect shall oversee key deployments and upgrades including cloud computing migration; software requirements development; the design of software architectures including cloud and hybrid cloud architectures that are scalable, highly available, and supportable; and technical service/capability delivery.

This role provides technical leadership and delivers an innovative product, service, or a combination of products and services that address a customer's specific business problem. Duties include developing innovative approaches and solutions, using non-quantitative tools and guidelines from past experience. This role provides execution guidance and practical engineering support to mission teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field and 15+ years of related experience managing technical requirements in complex programs
  • Experience displaying expert domain knowledge in a technical field
  • Experience negotiating complex scenarios and challenges and devising courses of action to resolve situations with predictable outcomes
  • Experience leading critical objectives where decision making is of utmost concern to the outcome
  • Experience supervising others
  • Experience applying software engineering, software architecture, or other related discipline on a large and complex software project
  • Experience utilizing Agile Principles, Frameworks, and Tools
  • Experience working in various coding languages (e.g., C++, Java, .Net, Javascript, Python, etc.) to build and support complex software development projects from the developer or architect role
  • Experience working with Big Data, Machine Learning, and Software-defined Network (SDN) including the design and automation of IaaS and PaaS capabilities
  • Experience supporting Representation State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), relational and NoSQL stores, networks, systems, tooling, monitoring, and cloud management
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining applications spanning multiple security enclaves

Clearance Requirement:

Must possess a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with various database technologies including relational database, real-time database and NoSQL database
  • Experience working with virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, websites, data services, etc.
  • Experience hosting AWS
  • Experience designing and developing of cloud-native scaled out and distributed applications that leverage micro-service architecture
  • Experience leading cross-functional technology teams


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.

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 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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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.

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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 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].

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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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