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Job #: R-00053446
Location: Herndon, VA
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Solutions Architect for a position in the Northern Virginia area. The position requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph in order to be considered. The successful candidate will provide technical consultation, research and development (R&D) to large portfolio of projects and services supporting the customer, Mission Partners and the IC to ensure that the customer’s suite of services continue to meet community needs while conforming to customer standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Requires ability to communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project

  • Provides technical direction to project managers, engineers and designated boards for integrating new technology in applications design and development 

  • Provides architectural guidance and recommendation on AWS, DevOps tools, development languages, application services, databases, COTS/GOTS products, Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Prepares and presents briefings on various technologies to developers, project managers, customer governance boards, customer senior management and the IC

  • Provides technical expertise in systems architecture to influence development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results; assess feasibility of system plans; establish priorities; and develop and implement plans that adhere to established strategic business and system objectives 

  • Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment, and network connectivity, other systems interfaces, internal and external checks and controls and outputs

  • Lead development of system prototypes to demonstrate application of design principles and to demonstrate proposed products and services will meet the requirements

  • Mapping of software projects to strategic roadmaps 

  • Serve as the subject matter expert within technical domain area  to various boards such as the architecture review board, engineering review board, and other working groups 

  • Identify enterprise services that should be used within the component and also develop strategies for making projects into enterprise services

  • Provide complete assessments of the technical characteristics of proposals and alternatives considered in applications design

  • Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations

  • Review and assess technical proposals requesting changes or upgrades to existing applications 

  • Develops solutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices

  • Participate in the Technical Review Board 

  • Monitor industry trends and directions; develop and present substantive technical recommendations to senior management 

  • Apply Working Capital Fund processes and procedures to execution of technical, engineering and development of projects 


  • Requires a bachelor degree with 12+ years of prior relevant experience OR Masters and 10 + years of experience

  • Must have a TS/SCI with poly to be considered

  • Experience with architecture of applications in C2S environment, as well as AWS security and cost modeling; AWS:  CloudFormation Templates, Load Balancer, Autoscaling, Security Groups, S3 and KMS

  • Experience creating the various artifacts for C2S approvals (To-Be Architecture, Roadmap, Cost, Lambda etc.) 

  • Familiarity with No-Relational Databases:  MongoDB

  • Familiarity with relational Databases:  Oracle RDS, MySQL and AWS RDS

  • Experience with services:  REST Web Services

  • Programming experience demonstrating progressively more complex assignments 

  • Experience with front-end and back-end development 

  • Experience with Web technologies (cascading style sheets, JavaScript, jQuery, NodeJS, Angular etc.) 

  • Understanding of X.509 certificates 

  • Understanding of Java web servers (i.e. Tomcat) 

  • Considerable recent knowledge of the Java language, supporting libraries, and commonly used frameworks like (but not limited to) Spring, Hibernate, and ibatis (myBatis) 

  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks like EXT-JS 

  • Experience explaining technical capabilities to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Experience integrating COTS/GOTS products 

Desired Skills:

  • ELK stack experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure

  • Experience with the ASAM (Applied Systems Architecture Model) or equivalent 

  • Experience with Sponsor's Ruby on Rails platform 

  • Experience with SharePoint development 

  • Experience using the agile development framework (Schedule and Security Triage)

  • Experience working with SOLR - Elasticsearch

  • Experience with Mongo 

  • Experience with Node.js 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

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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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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