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Job #: R-00066244-OTHLOC-6314
Location: Remote, United States
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: $2000.00
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 has a current opening in Austin Information Technology Center (AITC) for a ‘Systems Engineer, Senior’ supporting Veterans Affairs Enterprise Cloud service reliability initiatives of the Veteran's Administration (VA) Office of Information Technology (OIT). 


Cloud Service Reliability Engineers will provide support for public and private cloud hosted enterprise applications for multiple programs supporting the VA. This Engineer is responsible for ensuring the reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of our production and development infrastructures. They will work with the Architects and other engineering leads to improve, grow and expand existing systems and when necessary, support VA projects migrating to the VA Enterprise Cloud. The primary focus of the Cloud Service Reliability Engineer will be on production, and at the same time, improving and expanding the VA’s development systems and environments to use Continuous Integration and Deployment, resulting in improved product quality, and increased productivity. Other responsibilities will include: the maintenance of existing systems and identifying any opportunities for improvements which may also include automation, monitoring, logging, and profiling projects. The process for identifying new opportunities for improvements shall include defining their implementation plans; and acting as the lead toward their completion to possibly replace and stand up new systems when needed.

The ideal candidate should be prepared to communicate the benefits of cloud native, 12-factor app methodology, test-driven development and possesses a strong development background. The candidate will be an DevOps Engineer skilled in scripting, configuration management, and infrastructure automation. In this role, the candidate will work collaboratively with cross-organizational VA teams to deploy and automate infrastructure and application systems. Additionally, candidates will automate and streamline processes; build and maintain operational tools; and troubleshoot and resolve issues in development, test and production environments.  Necessary skills include site reliability engineering, enterprise infrastructure engineering; solutions architecture; software and systems development; quality assurance; configuration and release management; IT security awareness; and process engineering services for the infrastructure, as well as the applications within the VA portfolio. 

Assist teams in the evaluation of existing applications and mapping to the most appropriate cloud model. (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). Determine appropriate scenarios for effective use of containerization. Use site reliability expertise to collaboratively work with other technical teams to provide guidance and ensure systems and solutions are scalable and reliable. Develop applications in support of cloud readiness, onboarding and cloud transformation Building infrastructure automation using scripts, runbooks, and orchestration.  Provide subject-matter expertise in the evaluation of system requirements, architectures, models, designs, and release/deployment plans.  Evaluate current systems for various components to include requirements, architecture, design, modeling, planning, and release and deployment artifacts. Participate in the development of action plans to remedy findings from assessments. Work with system development teams to remediate findings and, when required, provide solutions to system teams. Coordinate with service providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors for support as needed. Work closely with Cloud Platform Architects to sync on VA enterprise initiatives and communicate needs of the agency for new strategies. Ensure compliance with applicable cyber requirements and other government policies and directives. Utilize engineering and integration of tools and software for use in operating FedRAMP cloud environments. Resolve problems reported or discovered; include root cause analysis and reporting. Design and document the automation and associated designs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; and writing specifications. Provide enhancements or improvements to systems by studying current workflows and designs and determining inefficiencies. Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Support configuration management, quality assurance, and cybersecurity throughout the release cycle in an Agile environment. Assist the IT Service Desk when needed to troubleshoot and quickly resolve issues for end users. Collaborate with others in influencing the modernization strategy for our platforms and provide guidance on Micro Service and Orchestration services. Publish and present architectural changes to peers and technology leaders.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree computer science, software engineering, or information systems; with 10 years of experience. An additional 10 years of work experience can be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

  • Two Plus (2+) years’ experience developing cloud native applications. (Private/Public)

  • Two Plus (2+) years’ experience with public cloud infrastructure in various cloud architectures. (e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP, Oracle)

  • Solid understanding of cloud models. (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)

  • Experience working within an Agile Sprints and Delivery Framework. Experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Puppet, Chef or an equivalent

  • Strong understanding of cloud infrastructure to ensure structural integrity and reliability of workflows (on premise to Cloud Platforms)


  • Cloud or DevOps Technology certifications

  • Experience building distributed / service oriented / microservices-style and cloud-based application architectures. Experience in designing and deploying cloud native applications in PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry)

  • Experience using Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Web Application Security Assessment (WASA), and/or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) protocols and standards

  • Experience with security and compliance with various industry standards like HIPAA, PHI, CIS Benchmarks etc

"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


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Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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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