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Job #: R-00028574
Location: Whiteley, HAM
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos are a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

We currently have a permanent vacancies for Systems Engineering Architect with experience of defining and designing large scale Systems, Services and applications within a Mission Critical Systems\Services Integration environment. Applicants must have, or be eligible to acquire, SC clearance.

The successful candidate will be required to support the execution of Systems Architecture and Systems Engineering activities on a large-scale system of systems integration project. Whilst this role will include the production of a variety of architectural solutions and engineering artefacts, a key part of the role will be solving complex problems under own initiative and providing leadership to others. This is an opportunity to work on an exciting programme delivering into a mission critical capability for the UK


The successful candidate will have a full understanding of the principles of systems architecture and systems engineering, be able to demonstrate past successes in working at senior levels within and\or leading diverse engineering teams and will have prior experience as a Systems Architect for a major programme involving accepting and integrating deliveries from suppliers. Using their experience in Systems Architecture and Systems Engineering, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with customers and suppliers to execute Systems Architecture activities across the full lifecycle

Specific duties may include:

  • Taking ownership and driving definition of large portions of the systems of systems architecture solution to integrate new and existing systems together within the over-arching service orientated architecture
  • Driving, and contributing to, detailed high level design activities of owned areas of the systems of systems architecture
  • Defining transition strategies of how defined solutions could be safely brought into operation
  • Defining architectural solutions comprising multiple underpinning COTS and bespoke designs and driving the competitive selection of these technologies
  • Interaction with operational users and stakeholders to elicit requirements, document requirements & scenarios into text and model based tools and then produce corresponding solutions to meet these in tight timescales
  • Driving detailed definition of user requirements and scenarios
  • Modelling operational, business and system behaviours within architectural views
  • Conducting cost/benefit/technical trade studies
  • Defining system and service architectures
  • Leading a small team of architects and systems engineers
  • Driving design details including interface definition and production of design documentation
  • Evolving architectural solutions to meet safety, security, performance, capacity, supportability and other non-functional considerations
  • Charing Architecture Review Boards
  • Defining and driving engineering process to Company standards

Required Skills:

  • Success in working within large-scale, mission critical and complex integration programmes
  • Understanding and application of security best practice (ISO 27001/27002, HMG IA policies, NCSC publications)
  • Understanding of network technologies and concepts (to a CCNA standard)
  • Ability to work with a number of stakeholders and suppliers, working across organizational boundaries and providing technical leadership between teams as appropriate
  • Demonstrable successes within the System Engineering or System Architecture environment
  • Excellent customer facing, including being able to ingest large volumes of requirements and information,  developing clear understanding of customer hot-buttons and needs, building rapour with the client and leading teams to create holistic, relevant, durable and elegant solutions demonstrating cognisance, understanding and relevance in response.
  • Experience of shaping architectural solutions on large and complex programmes translating often complex technical environments into coherent and understandable solutions communicated both orally and in the written form
  • Demonstrable experience of architectural design within industry recognised architecture frameworks
  • Demonstrable experience in the systems design of large, complex and mission critical IT systems, services and transformation programmes
  • Demonstrable knowledge and cognisance of adjacent disciplines, including systems engineering, programme management, customer relationship management, supplier management and service management
  • In-depth experience across a number of broad technology disciplines, including domains such as digital transformation, application consolidation, infrastructure design & migration (including Cloud & Data Centre), software development, service integration, and data analytics.
  • In-depth experience of conducting detailed systems engineering trade solutions to assess options & feasibility, and define optimal solutions
  • Understanding of Software Engineering Methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of Service Management and its application to the delivery of successful services.
  • Strong knowledge of Cyber Security and Safety Assurance and its application to modern secure IT systems and services
  • Strong knowledge of requirements and user scenario development in both text based and model based approaches
  • Success with designing / delivering systems in a Virtualised Environment
  • Experience of working with Service Oriented Architecture

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance


Yes, 25% of the time

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Job Family:

Systems Engineering

About Leidos

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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