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Job #: R-00008531
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a proven Information Technology Infrastructure Solution Architect with strong systems, software, networking, and data center experience to lead complex program captures and delivery. As a Solutions Architect, you will be required to gather functional requirements and specifications from clients, developers, and users and work closely with the intake team and enterprise architects to gain a complete sense of client expectations and limitations. You will develop project specifications based on functional requirements as well as develop schedules and test plans, prepare conceptual and high level system designs, and any pertinent technical documentation relevant to the Enterprise System Development and Lifecycle Process. You'll work with the customer and proposals and intake staff to determine project scope
You will be the primary technical POC for a portfolio of existing customer solutions and will be intimately familiar with their design, functionality, and operational effectiveness. By collaborating with engineering and operational staff, you'll assess deficiencies, and provide recommendations and oversight for process and technology improvements.
You'll tap appropriate technical SMEs when required, interact with contract staff, and establish effective, bi-directional, collaborative communication within our Program Team. Ultimately, these activities will be extended in communication to the customer. You will interact daily with technical resources which are fulfilling technical requirements for the customer. Your goal will be to work with all stakeholders to help Leidos ensure delivery of high-quality, robust and scalable solutions with minimal business impact.
For many projects, you will work with outside vendors to develop and implement specific aspects of the solution, where you'll need to consider cost and timelines to ensure that vendors meet deadlines for deliverables and project elements.
Throughout the development lifecycle, you will direct and oversee the activities of a team of services delivery engineers, answering questions or helping to resolve issues as they arise. This aspect of the role requires you to ensure that specifications and requirements are clearly articulated to implementation staff. You'll monitor timelines and progress to ensure that team members are adhering to these specifications. Since you'll have a client-facing role, you'll be the liaison between the customer and developers and the internal implementation team.
Under the direction of the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, and the Application Support Lead, the Solutions Architect provides a sound and deep technical knowledge base in multiple disciplines. As a technical leader the Solutions Architect provides cost effective, innovative solutions and designs for new implementations as well as evangelizing the program's capabilities and services to the customer, while ensuring existing applications are reviewed periodically so that recommendations for improvement can be offered to the customer.

The successful Solution Architect shall:
• Interface with customer and gather requirements for new engagements.
• Support Proposals and Intake team with preparation of ROMs, SOWs, and any other on-contract-growth initiatives.
• Prepare, articulate, present and oversee the implementation of your solutions.
• Provide technical oversight and lead coordination efforts across the organization to ensure solutions satisfy customer and business needs with minimal impact to other functional areas.
• Coordinate closely with client leadership and engineering team members to establish a clear understanding of business needs, drive design choices, and develop effective technology deployment strategies that allow for future growth and improvements.
• Support engineering and product development lifecycle and development work stream
• Participate in configuration and risk management activities and develop strategies for process improvements.
• Promote services offerings and technical capabilities of the program to new and existing customers.
• Assess the operational health of existing applications and systems and provide technical recommendations for improvements.

Required Skills:
• Must be experienced in developing strategic plans for deployment of infrastructure, Processing, Storage, Networking, system architecture, cloud services, and systems upgrades.
• Previous experience as a Lead Cloud/Infrastructure, Network, or Software Engineer with hands-on experience in multiple, diverse infrastructure, network, Storage, Unix, Solaris, x86, systems, network & security, and automation technologies.
• Expertise in ITIL, and ITMS process and architecture.
• Previous experience in product development, design, architecture and engineering for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), private cloud and Fedramp cloud services.
• Must possess a high level of technical literacy which helps them determine how a hardware/software/cloud solution fits into an organization's current structure and in the development of specifications and requirements
• Strong communication and collaboration skills, dealing with complex architectures supporting multiple stakeholders and business operations.
• Expertise in managing processing, storage, IaaS, cloud, network, infrastructure architecture projects and operations across multiple IT disciplines.
• Expertise in understanding and mitigating risks to business operations.
• Must possess excellent problem-solving capabilities, able to quickly change direction based on updated client specifications or system limitations
• Analytical assessment skills are a must for determining development schedules and milestones and ensure that deliverables are completed on time
• Broad understanding of developing and building leading edge IT technologies in network and cloud services is a must.
• Intermediate level capability with Microsoft Project with the ability to build a range of project, and program schedules.
• Ability to resource load schedules and properly estimate relationships and durations.
• Good - Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to manage conflict effectively.
• Ability to adapt and be productive in a dynamic environment.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills supporting multiple stakeholders and business operations.
• Expertise in understanding and mitigating risks to business operations.
• Self-starter, self-managed, and a team player.
• Program schedule, cost, scope, and performance knowledge.

Recommended Skills:
• Thick-skinned.
• Agile-based knowledge and skill.
Recommended Education
• ITIL certification

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires Masters with 15 - 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 - 16 years of prior relevant experience.

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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

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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