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Job #: R-00099871
Location: Omaha, NE
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has a Lead Software Architect position open near Omaha, NE supporting the Command and Control  Software Engineering Support (C2SES4) contract.  The successful candidate will manage development resources and architecture to construct, implement, and support technology products and other efforts that create new capabilities and impact operations with relevant technologies that meet both functional and non-functional requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple Agile development team(s) to deliver solutions with architectures that provide capability improvements, reduced sustainment costs and flexibility to adapt quickly to customer needs. Understand high-level features and desired outcomes (both now and future).  Assist Agile Team(s) in building, understanding and analyzing desired outcomes. 

  • Responsible for the application level outcomes, prioritization of those outcomes and maintaining a roadmap of capability improvements (in conjunction with the Government) related to the software’s architecture and the end-to-end design

  • Formulate software designs that create solutions meeting various desired outcomes (both now and future) while balancing the goals and constraints on the solutions (i.e. customer environment, cybersecurity, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), etc.)

  • Clearly communicate the software architecture to Government and Agile teams with varying levels of technical understanding

  • Verify implementation to validate that the delivered software is consistent with the agreed architecture and will meet the desired outcomes

  • Manage change to the software architecture and control the software complexity.  Make software architecture and solutions as flexible as possible. Defend against, when appropriate, suggested changes to the software architecture that introduce undue complexity or future supportability issues. Assist with trade off analyses of increased complexity.

  • Ensure the design goals – Performance, Modularity, Reliability, Maintainability, Reusability and Accessibility – are met

  • Design, test, and evaluate technologies and vendor solutions for inclusion into existing architecture to solve technical or customer problems

  • Lead design reviews & provides feedback

  • Ensure backlog includes any quality issues and technical debt relating to architecture

  • Clarify quality software requirements

  • Identify software risks early in the development cycle

  • Provide documented basis for architectural decisions

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in a technical discipline with 12+ years of recent experience in software development processes designing, developing and implementing enterprise scale technology or a master’s degree with a minimum of 10+ years of experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven experience in leading teams in developing architectures

  • Experience designing enterprise architecture with modern, enabling technologies and processes e.g. cloud computing, CI/CD, virtualization, agile design and development, JavaScript frameworks, REST services, standards-based authentication and authorization protocols

  •   Experience collaborating with cybersecurity, product owners, users and developers to design and communicate an innovative and secure architecture that enables continuous delivery of software

  • Experience with decomposing monolithic software into manageable pieces, especially in related software domains

  •   Experience designing shared services like caching, eventing, and messaging in distributed environment

  • Must possess a Top-Secret clearance based on a Special Background Investigation and be eligible for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Nuclear Command and Control (NC2) and Special Access Program (SAP) access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with USSTRATCOM ISPAN domain

  • Experience with the C2SES Suite of Software Applications: NPES, FSR, and FSAM

  • DOD 8570 IAT level 2 baseline certification

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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 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

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