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Job #: R-00105280-OTHLOC-PL-2D2605
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. 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!

Leidos seeks a Chief Engineer to work with an elite team of IT professionals to maintain and implement an optimal environment for critical customer systems. The Chief Engineer is responsible for translating complex requirements into functional architecture ensuring maximum availability, performance, and security for our DoD customer, to support the development of a new solution. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for the design, documentation, and implementation of cloud infrastructure and services in support of our DoD customer, within a large complex SAFe Development construct.

This position is a named-resource in the Leidos Proposal and the resultant awarded contract. The individual will need to participate significantly in proposal development, including Orals.

Maru, under the Exploitation Services (ExServ) program, is the contract vehicle that provides the sustainment of existing Integrated Exploitation Environment (IEC) Application Services (software) and certain related exploitation features for Image Science (e.g. Advanced GEOINT Services (AGS), Image Analysis, Geospatial Analysis, and some data science applications. Maru also provides for an agile modernization of the Geospatial Exploitation Environment with a goal of seamless interoperability with other existing and emerging NGA exploitation applications. A key feature is the efficient interaction with NGA data repositories, orchestration, and identity management, as well as various exploitation tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creating designs, implementation plans, operational documentation, and continual improvement of cloud services
  • Conducting cloud migration assessment, planning, and migration activities for varied application sets
  • Creating automation capabilities aimed at improving service delivery and gaining operational efficiencies within a DoD AWS cloud environment
  • Provide technical process improvement recommendations for standardizing and optimizing system and infrastructure design and architectures. 
  • Interacting with customer and application stakeholders
  • Working closely with the Operations teams, other team members, contractors, and application owners to solve complex technical problems related to cloud hosted systems
  • Ensuring DOD security standards are built into designs and adhered to as part of the implementation.
  • Ensure all aspects of cloud High Availability and Disaster Recovery (DR) are designed, executed, operational and tested. 
  • Providing technical leadership and architecture guidance to infrastructure implementation and maintenance teams
  • Provide and identify opportunities for emerging IT solutions, integration of new technology, technical process improvement, as well as analysis of cloud utilization, with data visualizations, and alternative cloud resource sizing for government consideration to reduce costs and increase productivity
  • Provide technical process and cloud architecture improvement recommendations for standardizing and optimizing system and infrastructure design and architectures.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a TS Clearance to be considered
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree and at least 12 years of experience OR a Master’s Degree and 10 years’ experience with a degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analytics, or similar relevant field. Certifications and/or additional qualifications or experience will be considered.
  •  DoD 8570 IAT Level II baseline certification (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP), or the ability to obtain within 6 months of starting
  • Experience in large scale cloud native architecture design utilizing industry security standards
  • Familiarity with AWS services and security groups and an overall understanding of AWS cloud management
  • Experience and SME level understanding of architectural designs and standards for ensuring the performance, availability, and security of cloud infrastructure systems in a DOD environment.
  • Drives and implements automation enhancements and process improvement efforts that are assigned to multiple complex systems/applications.
  • Demonstrate seniority by always following change control procedures, testing changes in non-production environments, developing back-out plans and monitoring infrastructure systems for possible performance, security, application, and system issues.
  • Proactively assesses and monitors the current state of the service, user requirements, operations requirements, security gaps and industry trends to propose and deliver a roadmap to ensure infrastructure availability, support, and adherence to security/compliance requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a positive and meaningful manner with stakeholders on problem/project status, proper procedures for system evaluations, current task/project priorities and alternatives to requests for services that do not meet standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and implement successful preventive measures, as evidenced by minimal issues associated with assigned systems and implementations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience contributing to GitHub repositories and using Git for version control
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience with relational database technologies and SQL, and querying through APIs for retrieving data
  • Experience with proposal writing
  • Experience with the Agile Software Development Lifecycle
  • AWS Solution Architect Professional certification (or equivalent experience) desired
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code technologies such as AWS CloudFormation, Terraform and Ansible

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

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.

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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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