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Job #: R-00062742
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Are you ready to join the mission to innovate and modernize how we support our nation’s Veterans around the globe with world-class technology? The BEST and BRIGHTEST come to #TeamLeidos, where we take pride in making a difference with every key stroke!  You will enjoy great benefits, excellent PTO packages, 10 Paid Federal Holidays, Flexible Schedules, Unlimited Education/Certification Opportunities and Training Support, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Disability Leave, Safe Work Environments AND an incredible internal/external referral bonus program that rewards you for knowing and sharing great talent with us!!  Interested in obtaining a government Security Clearance and not sure where to get started?  We can help!

Transforming IT for Veterans Affairs with Infrastructure Operations Services Support (IOSS):

Leidos is transforming the way IT is consumed and delivered within the Department of Veterans Affairs IOSS program, a leading-edge Infrastructure Modernization Program fully entrenched in DevSecOps.  Our mission is to provide world-class services to our Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, accessible and cost-effective information technology systems. IOSS provides infrastructure support for Veteran-facing applications that enable efficient delivery of all benefits offered to our United States Veterans.  This contract is the VA's next phase in IT transformation, focused on consolidating data centers, updating/migrating cloud services and maintaining secure, efficient delivery systems.  If you want the opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest treasure troves of cutting-edge technologies, look no further. Be a part of a specialized team, uniquely positioned to make a difference in how our nation supports our Veterans by modernizing the services they and their families have so rightfully earned.

Leidos is seeking applicants for a Senior Software/Systems Architect. Qualified candidates should have vast experience in assessing various products, tools, and approaches for data management. Must have ability to clearly define risks and benefits of various approaches for a given need. Is able to create overarching strategies for design as it relates to monitoring the application, infrastructure, interfaces and critical business transactions to provide a comprehensive set of service level metrics and key performance indicators that will reflect the overall health and operational status of the application, system or services including very specific information about the critical infrastructure and components.

As the Tools Specialist, the Senior Software/Systems Architect must have broad experience with various tools and techniques to help effectively monitor applications, systems and services along with the underlying system architecture and infrastructure components. For this project, the Tools Specialist, should have experience with and specific knowledge of several of the following tools:

  • AppDynamics

  • Aternity

  • Cognos

  • DynaTrace

  • SNOW

  • SolarWinds or SolarWinds like tools

  • Additionally, the Tools Specialist must have familiarity and experience with Splunk which allow you to search, analyze and visualize machine-generated data gathered from the websites, applications, systems logs and other performance monitoring tools etc

The Tools Specialist must be able to identify strategies for addressing requirements, specifically :

  • Evaluate existing design and architecture details and work as part of a high performing team to validate information and make any updates to the design, architecture or systems information working with the system owners and product managers and technical support teams to ensure accurate and current data is present in the Monitoring Service Registry (MSR)

  • Analyze user's requests, requirements documents, and use cases to develop a monitoring design strategy and apply specific monitoring tools that achieve the desired results

  • Transform customer inputs and feedback into concept visualizations leveraging agile methodologies to develop and deliver iterative designs and enhance or streamline existing monitoring designs

  • Incorporate new plans, designs, and systems, into the Monitoring Service Registry (MSR) and make sure the registry is accurate and up to dates

  • Coordinate among the Health BLM team, product owners and their technical support teams and other enterprise operations components such as Event Management and Incident Management teams, providing support to make decisions on technical considerations and associated problems, issues or conflicts

  • As required: Instrument fully the design as solutioned with the selected authorized toolset


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or information systems; 10 years of experience

  • 20 years of work experience can be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

  • Experience in assessing various products, tools, and approaches for data management including interfaces, up and down stream application and systems impacts, critical business transactions and associated key performance indicators

  • Must have the ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance

  • Experience with AppDynamics, Aternity, Cognos, DynaTrace, SNOW, SolarWinds or SolarWinds like tools and Splunk

  • Experience in requirements analysis, interface design, rapid prototyping, testing and evaluation, utilizing user-centered design processes

  • Experience in establishing and enforcing standards and practices

  • Experience installing required tools and creating user and executive level tool dashboards

  • US Citizen or Green Card Holder with ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance


  • Prior VA experience and familiarity with VA's Product Portfolio

  • Understanding and experience with human factor engineering

  • IT Healthcare background is highly desirable

  • Experience with enterprise command and control operations is also highly desirable

  • Familiarity with application, infrastructure and interface performance.

  • Has extensive experience in taking program requirements and can create an architecture vision having experience in high volume and high availability applications, networks and systems.

  • Ability to create overarching strategies for design and development of user interfaces that present actionable and retrospective data in a user friendly and streamlined format.

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies with Scrum, and Sprint understanding is highly desirable.

"External Referral Eligible"

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00


COVID Response

Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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