This is a unique position for a Principal Software Architect. You will be working at the forefront of the Intelligence Community (IC) You can work at any Leidos facility in the Washington Metro area. We are looking for a leader with a software background that has XML experience. You would be working on technical specifications for how software works together within the IC. This role is a mix of coding with XML along with XSLT, Schema, Python, Java, Agile, JIRA.
Must have an active TS/SCI and Polygraph up front.
Leidos is seeking a technical and strategic thinker with broad knowledge and understanding of technical standards, but more importantly, a desire and capability to solve complex data-standardization problems. Position is in support of solving highly complex data standardization challenges within the Intelligence Community (IC).
Responsibilities and tasks may include some or all of the following:
- Community collaboration and negotiation on adoption and implementation of technical standards.
- Lengthy analysis of multi-faceted problems from all possible angles.
- Policy analysis and translation from abstract concepts to concrete technical specifications.
- Develop presentations to articulate complexities and trade-offs in order to drive community decisions in the best interest of the entire IC.
Must have a Masters degree with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience. of experience as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following areas: systems architecture, engineering, and integration with focus on intelligence production and dissemination, markup-based (e.g., XML) systems, data processing pipelines, content management, workflow processes, enterprise services, data interoperability standards, and data standards policy and compliance in support of DoD and IC organizations.
• Experience within the IC helping to set strategic direction, crafting technical responses to actions assigned by sponsor.
• Experience in the areas of IC Data and Metadata Standards and Policy.
List additional skills and experience that is “nice to have” but not required.
• Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or Information Technology desired.
• Understanding and general experience in software development (e.g., SVN, ANT, Java, XML, XSLT).
• Experience translating policy (e.g., IC Directives) into technical specifications (e.g., schema, schematron).
• Ability to go from abstract to concrete and vice versa.
• Create PowerPoint presentations to articulate work implications to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Some Linux/system administration skills.
• Experience with collaborating with governance forums that have widely varying priorities and missions.
• Strong collaboration and coordination skills on a large scale (across the entire IC).
• Experience resolving and negotiating the closure and agreement upon issues between agencies with competing requirements.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Detail-oriented, ability to consistently provide high-quality products that are concise, thorough, and accurate.
Pay Range:Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00
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.
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 www.Leidos.com.
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