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Job #: R-00002458
Location: Edinburgh
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 100% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

What is the role and who will you work with?

We are now hiring Technical Architects to work on-site, within our customer's Architecture Office, alongside other Leidos architects and under the guidance of our Lead Enterprise Architect.

The Architecture Office has responsibility for the following-high level tasks:
  • Investigate and advise on enterprise architecture strategies;
  • Create artefacts in response to request for architectural change;
  • Identify and recommend supporting architectural artefacts and processes, sharing best practice and leading on creation and adoption;
  • Represent customer interests at architecture, organisational and project meetings with internal groups and third parties including service providers;
  • Provide architectural assistance, collaboration and guidance to key customer stakeholders including technical staff, senior management and suppliers;
  • Provide architectural assurance and review for customer and third party design deliverables;
  • Provide architectural leadership for the design and delivery of work packages and associated projects or programmes;
  • Provide guidance and knowledge transfer to customer staff;
  • The continued development and application of best practice in IT governance.


Your responsibilities, in support of the completion of these tasks, are as follows:
  • Assure services delivered by technical architects across sets of services;
  • Build consensus between services or independent stakeholders;
  • Design systems characterised by risk, impact and business or technical complexity;
  • Communicate with stakeholders;
  • Understand trends and practices within the broader organisation;
  • Defining and challenging strategies, patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements.


What skills do you need?

You will have an extensive track record of delivering high quality outcomes in a complex environment, and experience which demonstrates the following capabilities:
  • Making and guiding decisions;
  • Turning business problems into technical design;
  • Bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical;
  • Understanding the whole context;
  • Governance;
  • Strategy.


What is your approach to work?

As a senior technology professional you will be:

  • A true team player, with an attitude that enables getting the job done by collaborating with internal and external team members;
  • Possessed of a customer-centric focus and committed to delivering significant benefit to our customer's business;
  • Supportive of other team members and able and willing to deliver effective coaching and mentoring support where the need arises;
  • Self-managing, with the ability to effectively prioritise and schedule your own tasks in line with customer and project priorities.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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