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Job #: R-00021011
Location: Andrews Afb, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Solution Architect at Andrews Air Force Base.

The Solutions Architect provide technical leadership and support in the areas of IT planning, solution specification/design, and target architecture development. The Solution Architect will support the 844th communications Group at three locations to include; Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB), Joint Base Andrews (JBA) and the Pentagon. This includes supporting the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) and Headquarters Air Force (HAF) customers on both NIPRNet and SIPRNet domains. The well-qualified candidate will have a strong knowledge of information technology and commercial solutions; and significant experience designing and developing technical solutions. The preferred candidate will have excellent communications skills, a strong customer service orientation, and experience serving as an advisor to Chief Architect and other senior IT managers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participating as a member of the Enterprise Architecture Team and working with the AFDW enterprise architecture team to document, design and achieve target architectures
  • Successful systems development experience involving COTS/GOTS integration
  • Preparing solution packages documenting recommended technical solutions and estimated costs and benefits.
  • Identify, assess, and present options for meeting the functional and technical requirements, which might include hardware and software updates or upgrades
  • Produce architectural artifacts to include system design diagrams, recommendation justifications, and technical specifications.
  • Design and implement virtualization solutions using validated methodologies; maintaining and upgrading datacenter virtualization and network virtualization & cloud environments.
  • Design and define solution capabilities that satisfy customer business drivers / requirements and meet service delivery objectives
  • Help resolve issues that arise in implementing solutions and systemic incident resolution.
  • Lead execution of the full project life cycle, from planning, through implementation, to operational readiness
  • Lead technical discussions both internally and with customer teams
  • Provide transparent and regular status updates in requested format
  • Responsible for implementing process improvements and providing suggestions for tools, automation, etc.
  • Maintain core working hours but remain flexible to support after-hours maintenance windows (as necessary)
  • Be available for on-call support and systems engineering expertise when operational issues or outages are escalated (as necessary)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. 
  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance
  • Currently possess DoD 8750 certification at least IAT level II, e.g. Security+ CE.
  •  Currently possesses one or more of the following: VCP, VCP-NV, VCP-DTM,  CCNA, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, AWS SA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Server experience (2008R2, 2012 & 2016)
  • Microsoft Windows Active Directory Management
  • Experience with Storage Area Networks
  • Experience Network Monitoring tools (SolarWinds, SCOM, vROPS)
  • Experience with DISA STIGs, Air Force MTOs, TCNOs and other guidance
  • Knowledge of DoD and/or USAF systems engineering processes and procedures
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience with a ticketing system such as Remedy
  • Experience working with VMWare virtual environments

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Systems Engineering


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 33,000 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

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