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
- 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
- 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:Eligible
Potential for Telework:Yes
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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 www.Leidos.com.
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