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

Job #: R-00023973
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Pre-Sales Solutions Architect (PSSA) in Reston, VA.

This role is part of the CTO Group and primarily provides Solution Design Leadership.

The role entails leading the solution development of opportunities pursued, supporting the delivery technical teams as a SME, keeping track of industry and vendor capabilities to identify new opportunities, recommending and leading POC’s / trade studies and supporting R&D projects including making recommendations.

The primary client this role will support is Veterans Affairs.

  • Support CTO Group as directed e.g. Lead R&D projects, Tech Deep Dives, Reviews etc
  • Support BD and Capture teams identify and pursue opportunities:
  • Support Decision Making
  • Identify Opportunities
  • Qualify Opportunities
  • Proposal Readiness and Development

Work Experience

  • Lead SA on medium or large size business captures and proposals
  • Experience supporting Federal/Defense a/o Health government agencies an advantage
  • Ideally experience in Federal/Defense a/o Health
  • Experience with Cerner EHRM an advantage
  • Managing a team of technical staff
  • Background as a Software Developer, Engineer, Designer or Architect
  • Developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Designing, implementing and /or using a variety of SDLC tools

Technical Experience with:

  • Multiple architecture models e.g. 4+1, Microservices, SOA, TOGAF & or  Event Driven 
  • Cloud Native Architecture and Infrastructure Patterns e.g. 12 Factor
  • Containers, Service Mesh and API management platforms
  • Performing Cloud migration in Azure or AWS e.g Lift & Shift, Re-Factor and Re-platform 
  • Orchestration tools e.g. Kubernetes, Ansible, Chef and /or Terraform
  • Migrating legacy applications to the cloud
  • Developing cost models, basis of estimates (BOEs) and Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Performing requirements traceability - operational and non-functional (e.g. horizontal & vertical scalability, performance, maintainability, load distribution, resilience and recovery)
  • Developing ConOps and /or Solution Approach Outlines
  • Designing solutions to cost, win and execution
  • Agile delivery methods e.g. Scrum, SAFe, Kanban
  • SDLC tools
  • Developing solutions and proposal writing
  • Capturing technical requirements and defining technical solutions in service, conceptual, execution and /or  technical views
  • Developing transformation roadmaps


Bachelor's Degree and at least 12 years of IT experience is required


Ability to:

  • Manage high pressure situations
  • Interface and communicate effectively with both engineers and executives
  • Evaluate new technologies and stay current with a broad range of industry trend
  • Articulate rationale for design decisions
  • Devise, develop and apply innovative technology to solutions


  • Self-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes
  • Resilient with the ability to find innovative ways around against road blocks
  • Have broad experience and skillsets that span in all levels that make up a business solution
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity to explore and pick up new technologies and concepts
  • Can work in an iterative way starting with ambiguity and loosely structured requirements
  • Thrive in fast paced, high change environments
  • Can work independently
  • Fosters an inclusive team environment
  • Refined presentation and communication skills with ability to tailor message to the audience  

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


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

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

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 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 [email protected].

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.

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