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Leidos is looking for a Chief Architect (CA) to support a critical program to modernize a Defense Health Agency’s IT infrastructure to provide a standardized, robust, and highly available global infrastructure and enterprise core services, scoped from end-user desktop to data center, while adhering to the cost containment and operational efficiencies. The resultant IT infrastructure and operations framework will support a global data communications network, and enterprise services infrastructure, including data center(s), server hosting, and end-user platform capabilities enabling more than 150K military personnel to support the continuum of health services.
The CA demonstrates prior progressive career experience successfully leading a team of IT Architects, engineers and administrators for a large IT enterprise contract. The CA will have broad IT experience and deep understanding of IT technologies as well as engineering management processes, cost estimating, business acumen, project management, and all aspects of ITSM.
- Pre-Award, the CA supports the capture team’s development of the technical solution for submission, government presentations, negotiations and any head start preparation.
- Upon award, this role is responsible for leading the successful technical startup and transition, including establishing the engineering team.
- Works closely with the Leidos Program Manager and PMO to provide services and projects that adhere to quality, schedule and budget.
- Works closely with the Leidos operational unit providing status and obtaining reach-back support from related programs throughout Leidos to deliver successful program execution.
- Works closely with the customer Program Office and other customer leadership at the most senior levels regarding IT strategy, contractual requirements and service delivery.
- Serves as the technical lead on large, complex projects and providing technical advice/input that impact successful contract execution across the enterprise solution.
- Affects Service Delivery by developing new solutions, processes, standards or operational plans that lead to successful execution and continuous improvement.
- Resolves highly complex and multi-dimensional problems requiring consideration of variables that affect multiple aspects of the project/program. Problems range from high impact operational events to tactical corrections.
- Mentors and coaches other technical staff.
- Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field and 12 years of prior relevant experience.
- Active PMI/PMP certification
- 5+ years as a Chief Solutions Architect role for IT Technology
- Experience leading complex IT infrastructure consolidation and modernization efforts to achieve standardized, consistent and repeatable processes for delivery of IT services across the a large DoD agency enterprise and optimize use of shared resources
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
- Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization and meeting with stakeholders to formulate, review, and execute task plans and deliverable items.
- Experience applying the ITIL framework and best practices
- Capable of presenting complicated concepts and course of action to Government and Leidos leadership
- Must be US Citizen and able to attain a Position of Trust ADPII security clearance
- Master's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
- Experience managing firm fixed price task orders and performance-based contracts
- Knowledge of Health IT technology including Electronic Health Records.
- Experience with Service Desk support and operations
- PMP Certification
- ITIL v3 Foundation Certification
- ITIL Continued Service Improvement Certification
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:ADP2 / IT2
Travel:Yes, 25% 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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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