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Job #: R-00103993
Location: Fairmont, WV
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

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, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. 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.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Defense Group at Leidos has an exciting opportunity as Senior Biometrics/Software Architect on our DoD ABIS and BEC-1 contracts supporting the Product Manager, Biometrics Enabling Capability (PdM BEC) for the Department of Defense. This program is based in Fairmont, WV for our customers in the Washington, DC area [Fort Belvoir, MD] and Clarksburg, WV [DFSC BOD] –remote work options are available.

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive thought leadership thru inclusion, collaboration, and mentorship of technical talent across the BEC-1 program.
  • Work in tandem with the Program Manager and other senior engineers to lead and develop innovative solutions in support of capture and on contract growth efforts, to include evaluating tradeoffs of solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other evaluation criteria
  • Develop highly innovative solutions to resolve complex problems through the application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation, and integration of best practices.
  • As member of the technical staff, lead the efforts to design, develop, test, and deploy the various environments, sub-environments, and system components that will comprise the BEC-1 solution framework
  • Provide advanced engineering support to migrate a complex biometric software system from a hybrid on-prem/cloud infrastructure to a full cloud-native architecture
  • Provide support for various government engagements at all levels, supporting challenges faced in operations, innovations, and executive level briefings
  • Mentor and coach technical staff
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, responsible for communicating with the government customer (PdM BEC and DSFC BOD user community) through the design and implementation phases of the program to ensure shared understanding of the design decisions, choices, and effects on workflow and operations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Science, or Technology or related technical area and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance or able to obtain TS/SCI clearance
  • Breadth of experience and/or expertise in biometrics, cloud architecture, software architecture, engineering, development, and delivery.
  • Must have proven track record of creative problem solving, and outcome-based delivery of meaningful innovations
  • Experience identifying, developing, and implementing engineering change solutions with new technology and solutions on a large enterprise national scale
  • Experience with large programs, and performing technology assessments, trade studies, analysis of alternatives, and creating capability roadmaps.
  • Working knowledge of data analytics, algorithms, and modeling to solve analytically complex operational challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a customer environment collaboratively through constraints to meet mission milestones
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and management to include presentation and experience discussing technology at meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Self-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes with the ability to work independently and in teams
  • Experience leading the development of solutions for proposals, writing white papers, RFI responses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD programs experience
  • Experience with large biometric collection, matching, processing systems
  • Understanding of key business activities including business development, capture & program management.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate or Professional

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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