To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network
Skip to main content

Job #: R-00118312
Location: Remote, US
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Leidos Corporate Office of Technology has an immediate opening for a Chief Software Architect to join our Software Accelerator team. The Chief Software Architect is responsible for defining and driving software technology differentiation and realization across the enterprise. They will work with cross-functional teams to understand mission challenges, external technology trends, and complementary technology like AI/ML and Cybersecurity and create software solutions while identifying and evaluating emerging technologies.

The ideal candidate needs strong leadership skills to lead teams and projects, develop technical solutions, and ensure initiatives align with overall business objectives. They will also need executive-level communication and collaboration skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders effectively.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and drive the technical strategy and vision of software across the enterprise in collaboration with the overall Leidos business strategy.

  • Work with cross-organizational, cross-functional teams to understand business needs and create differentiated software solutions that meet those needs.

  • Lead and influence research and development projects for software and identify emerging technologies and trends.

  • Provide thought leadership for software development across the enterprise.

  • Support project management to help ensure Software Accelerator projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the appropriate level of quality.

  • Mentor and coach other software architects and thought leaders, helping to develop their skills and grow their careers and become more involved in the trajectory of software at Leidos.

  • Collaborate with other senior leaders to ensure alignment of software development activities with overall business objectives.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 17+ years of experience in software development and architecture or Master’s degree and 15+ years in computer science, Software Engineering, or related field.

  • Experience with microservice architectures, container orchestration and large-scale system of systems; distributed data technologies and storage; cloud, on-premise and air-gapped environments, and exposure to and interest in resilient systems, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

  • Expert with Agile development methodologies and leading Agile teams.

  • Experience in leading large-scale software development initiatives in highly regulated environments.

  • Familiarity and experience with communicating software and environment architectures to IT and non-software professionals for communicating and collaborating on system and security risks.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Experience with edge, embedded, or hardware systems development is a bonus.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Java, C/C++, Python and other programming languages.

  • Knowledge of software security practices including secure coding, ethical hacking, and threat modeling.

  • Familiarity with DevOps and CI/CD principles.

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and infrastructure orchestration and automation.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $257,325.00

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 46,000 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

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.

Securing Your Data

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].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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.

This job posting is no longer active.

Related Opportunities

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community