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Job #: R-00067035
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready to unleash your potential?

The Leidos Defense group is currently seeking an experienced Cloud Architect / System Engineer to work at our Huntsville, AL location. This position is responsible for requirements analysis, technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration test planning, verification and validation, and fielding for a multi-level security classification private cloud. You will evaluate alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems. Duties include performing systems requirements development and analysis, functional analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, integration, system testing, and quality assurance.

Join a team committed to a mission!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Utilize your talents and gain new skills, we want to foster your growth. Apply today!

Responsibilities – What You’ll Be Doing:

As the Cloud Architect for Modernization Requirements and Verification, you will:

  • Develop DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF) views,

  • Support shoulder to shoulder meetings to gather operations team’s inputs,

  • Draft, review, and release requirements specification documents, including defining the requirements and verification baseline,

  • Draft, review, and release verification reports to support verification of parent requirements,

  • Coordinate with other components and the customer to analyze, decompose, and allocate system level requirements to lower level functional and physical/design requirements,

  • Ensure that all requirements are traceable and that changes are managed considering impacts to all stakeholders,

  • Define requirement verification success criteria and approaches,

  • Create and maintain requirements baselines,

  • Identify and resolve conflicts/issues within customer support organization requirements inputs and with other components and the customer,

  • Quickly become a proficient independent contributor with RVTM,

  • Apply systems engineering change control process to retain control of the modernization requirements baseline.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Require BS degree and 10+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 8+ years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain. Significant years of experience and industry certifications may be accepted / considered in lieu of degree.

  • Architecture Framework (DOAF or TOGAF) view development experience.

  • DODi- 8570 certification to meet IAT II (Security+ CE) within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Knowledge and application of systems engineering processes across the product lifecycle (e.g., proposal, design, qualification, requirements qualification/verification, production, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple engineering fields to identify technical product characteristics to develop requirements specifications

  • Writing requirements documentation and coordinating release through approval process

  • Knowledge of requirements management and database tools (e.g., DOORS, ClearCase, ClearQuest, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) Concepts and Interoperability or other Command and Control system concepts

  • Systems Engineering experience

  • Concept of Operations (CONOPS), System Architecting

  • Requirements definition, decomposition, and allocation

  • Requirements specifications

  • Requirements verification

  • Experience supporting large scale development and deployment programs

  • Experience in requirements development, verification processes, and tools

  • AWS Architect or Azure Architect certification

Clearance Required:

  • Must have active Secret Security Clearance.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

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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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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