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Job #: R-00025544
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Cloud Transition Lead is responsible for cloud migration plans and strategy; full system (network & application) transition plan development, internal and external coordination, and coordination of “go live” plan for applications into a Cloud or Hybrid Cloud platform.  The Cloud Transition Lead responsibilities include architecting and leading the development and integration of cloud-transition activities based on technical and mission requirements and operational constraints including application transition, network development and testing and full end to end test coordination including final transition to operations.  The successful candidate has experience with large system transitions in mission critical enterprise environments, coordination and communication skills to ensure all parties are coordinated with and have tested and exercised their components of the enterprise prior to ‘go live’ milestone. 

In coordination with development and infrastructure teams – create and coordinate cloud transition plans and drive execution of those plans to successful cloud-based mission operations.

Ensure cloud transition risks are proactively identified and tracked to ensure successful transition

Basic Qualifications

Experience leading mission critical system transitions to operations.

Extensive experience supporting cloud architecture design, development, implementation, and maintenance.

Demonstrated knowledge of Cloud/Big Data technologies (AWS, C2S, AML, GovCloudHadoop, Elastic, Yarn, MapReduce, Spark)

One of the following AWS Certifications:

        - AWS Certified System Architect (Associate)

        - AWS Certified System Architect (Professional)

        - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate)

        - AWS Certified DevOps Engineer (Professional)

        - AWS Certified Big Data (Specialty)


Extensive experience utilizing AGILE development methodologies and Application Lifecycle Management.

Extensive experience working with programming languages such as Java, C++, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Pig/Hive, and/or Elixir.

Candidate must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph.

Candidate must have Masters degree with 15 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1.  Experience with one of the large cloud-computing infrastructure solutions similar to AWS or Elastic MapReduce.

2. Experience supporting highly distributed applications.

3. Experience leading cross-functional technology team.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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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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