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Job #: R-00011633
Location: Baltimore, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

Leidos is looking to build a new organization that is focused on delivering data center services to our customers. This new organization will be structured around modern and legacy platforms in a consumption based services model. We are looking for energetic leaders, who believe in cross functional teams, broad based skills, and a customer focused mindset. Our vision is to provide a "no-outage" data center that is both self-service and white-glove based on our customer's level of maturity.

As Chief Cloud Engineer you will provide technical leadership, oversight, guidance, and mentoring to engineering teams. You will coordinate closely with senior leadership to establish clear objectives and effectively communicate business needs, architectural objectives, and expected deliverables to engineering teams. You must work with engineering teams to develop technical strategies and coordinate across matrixed stakeholders to ensure delivery of high-quality, robust and scalable solutions with minimal business impact.

The current environment is divided between different functional teams, to include, network, Security, Firewall, z/OS and z/VM operations, Unix Operations, Change Management, Monitoring, Capacity Management, x86 Operations, and Storage Operations. Part of your responsibilities will be managing the conversion to our new services oriented model.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Lead cloud, network, infrastructure, systems and security architecture design efforts, managing all aspects of the system development life cycle, from initial concept development through deployment and sustainment.
  • Provide technical oversight and mentoring to engineering team members.
  • Clearly communicate objectives and hold personnel accountable for efficient delivery.
  • 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.
  • Lead engineering and product development lifecycle and development work stream
  • Oversee configuration and risk management activities and develop strategies for process improvements.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders across the organization to gain the necessary support for the successful integration of new technologies and enhancements to existing systems.
  • Establish and enforce standard procedures for product selection and system design changes that include an impact analysis and coordination of activities across all functional areas of the organization.

Management Responsibilities:
  • Manage team of experienced, independent professionals
  • Ensure distribution of assignments and tasking to ensure complete coverage of all assigned tasks.
  • Ensure tasks are completed as planned.
  • Ensure teams design solutions that maximize use of standards, automation, zero downtime, and ability for operations teams to self-support.
  • Complete service and change requests on schedule.
  • Manage and optimize costs with close focus on under runs and over runs.
  • You will be responsible for financial management of your team, which includes hardware, software, and staffing.
  • Manage all your assets, refresh them on appropriate schedules, and ensure they are tracked properly in the CMDB.
  • Manage all personnel needs and interact with HR when required.
  • Perform annual personnel write-ups and reviews.
  • Ensure personnel performance.
  • Review and approve weekly personnel approvals.
  • Ensure that any technical proposal needs are supported.


Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Generally has 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.


Required Skills:
  • Experience building highly available Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure based on industry best practices and the AWS well architected framework
  • Experience with application lift and shift or refactoring from On-premises to a cloud environment
  • Experience working with AWS programmatically via the CLI, Tools, or SDK.
  • Experience architecting interconnectivity of Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) in a multi-account scalable fashion
  • Familiarity with container (Docker, ECS, EKS), serverless (Lambda), and Virtual Machine (VMware, KVM) architectures
  • Experience with configuration management of Cloud based resources
  • Experience bootstrapping and automating the build of complete environments
  • Experience designing Disaster Recovery for Cloud based workloads
  • Knowledge of product development and the ability produce reusable and consistent solutions
  • 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.
  • Self-starter, self-managed, and a team player.
  • Agile-based knowledge and skill.
  • Familiarity with open source software stacks like JBOSS / Wildfly
  • Familiarity with IBM Websphere
  • Hand's on experience with software defined compute, storage, and network

Ability to automate builds, repetitive tasks, log analysis, and more programmatically

All candidates supporting the CMS programs must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years prior in order to be considered.

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 www.Leidos.com .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. 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 spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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