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Job #: R-00030254
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Security Architecture and 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 Ajax customer is preparing to transition its core infrastructure and system environments from an on premise custom-built cloud solution to an on premise commercial solution that is operated as contractor-run managed service.  This is the first step in a larger transition effort to an ItaaS service delivery model supporting the customer’s inherently commercial infrastructure.

The Chief Architect provides the technical leadership for the transition.  The Chief Architect will interface with the customer to understand specific needs, assess available technical solutions, provide both hardware and software architecture recommendations, and provide the overall technical strategy for implementation that supports mission needs.  This role includes working directly with customer stakeholders to provide status, technical briefings and to assure the customer mission priorities are being addressed.

The Chief Architect must have demonstrated success working with Enterprise Architectures in a customer-facing technical leadership role.  Previous experience developing and implementing a technical roadmap strategy is essential in this role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop Technical Roadmap based on customer mission priorities.
  • Direct customer interface for all technical topics related to the program.
  • Be the technical voice and, as necessary, meet with customers and partners.
  • Develop relationship between technical team, stakeholders, and vendors
  • Oversee the development of a robust configuration management plan and implementation
  • Oversee the development of a robust knowledge management plan and implementation
  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive Quality Assurance Plan and implementation
  • Support the full lifecycle of cloud computing management, from needs analysis and environment assessment, through design, test, migration, and operation.
  • Provide recommendations and develop engineering designs and project plans for cloud migration, cloud operation, and cloud IT optimization.
  • Lead proof of concept development and pilot technical solutions. 
  • Lead cloud migration or deployment projects and provide technical expertise in resolving challenging technical problems.
  • Provide troubleshooting on complex technical problems to include root cause analysis.
  • Continually research, evaluate, and apply emerging technologies to improve performance in the cloud environment.


  • Requires BS degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and driving product development, architecture, and infrastructure activities that provide best in class product offerings and support.
  • Proven successful experience with Agile development methodology.
  • Experience working directly with development and operations teams
  • Experience interacting with clients or customers at a senior executive level
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail.
  • Quick learner with self-initiative and pride in end results
  • Ability to work directly with functional teams and establish implementation
  • Customer service oriented
  • Experience (at least 5 years) in three of the following areas, with Expertise in at least one: Networking, System Development, Large-scale hosting environments, Hardware Engineering, Operations, System Architecture, Cloud Architecture
  • Experience leading the development of solutions for proposals
  • Experience with Azure, AWS, or VMWare Cloud Management and Automation
  • Experience of delivering services in a production environment following ITIL is a plus
  • ITIL Foundations Certification
  • Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
  • Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Job Family:

Security Architecture and 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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