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Job #: R-00067597
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2500
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group Office of Technology at Leidos currently has an opening for a Force Protection Solution Architect to work in our Logistics and Mission Support Operation. 

Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity to use experience in the Defense industry to deliver innovative identity, security, and combat system solutions that help our customers transform and modernize their force protection missions. The qualified candidate will function as the technical and strategic lead, working with a broader cross-function team to generate requirements through ongoing customer interactions, and then develop and assist in delivering solutions based on our customers current and future needs in the Force Protection market.

In addition, the Force Protection Solutions Architect will work as an interface between programs, customers and Leidos senior management, ensuring Leidos management understanding of customer domain, pain points, and strategy to drive business development and technology insertion initiatives, in order to ensure success of high-value capture and on-contract growth opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include engaging in customer shaping efforts, requirements gathering, and proposal support activities, leveraging understanding of industry trends and Leidos capabilities for product development and system integration within the Force Protection domain:
•Conduct market research and product comparisons for force protection processes and tools, tracking industry trends and assessing technologies for fit within customer tool sets
•Contribute to customer engagements; analyzing customer needs and align them with industry trends and Leidos solution offerings.
•Participate in opportunity shaping efforts to drive internal and external customer understanding of technical discriminators and assist in injecting Leidos technology differentiators into customer operations
Organizes project and task work-loads and selects individuals most qualified for assignments on specific projects.
•Directs technical organization to ensure progress according to technical specifications, campaign strategies, and business objectives.
•Develop solutions that are highly innovative and achieved through research and integration of best practices
•Participate in the identification of new technologies and lead investment projects focused on using those technologies to develop repeatable solutions that increase Leidos differentiation. Determine relevancy and customer impact of new force protection-based technologies
•Support customer and stakeholder meetings and technical discussions
•Leading IRAD activities in the Force Protection domain to include PM/PI functions for our most complex IRAD efforts. This includes managing cost and schedule to achieve the outcomes set forth in the beginning of the year.
•Act as a subject matter expert in the translation of solution requirements into design documentation
•Provide direction on a variety of design decisions including solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build vs. reuse questions, early-phase project estimates, platform selection, and technical designs

Basic Qualifications:
•Requires a Master’s Degree in a technical discipline with 15 years of prior relevant experience, or an advanced degree with 13 years or prior relevant experience
•Requires US Citizenship and active Secret Clearance
•Proven ability to reach out to Industry, Academia, and the USG Lab system synchronizing efforts across multiple lines of research, development and funding
•Experience in security and/or combat system definition, design, integration and delivery
•Knowledgeable in program management methodology and techniques; performance evaluation and change management principles
•Demonstrated ability in the areas of personnel planning, project reviews, scheduling, and budget control
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas
•Experience using modern digital engineering practices to include MBSE knowledge on development or integration programs

Preferred Qualifications:
•Operational experience in the DoD Force Protection domain
•Working knowledge of USAF C5ISR systems
•Previous experience managing complex solution development efforts / contracts
•Demonstrated ability to work across internal functions and with outside entities to facilitate successful product completion/delivery

Pay Range:

Pay Range $136,500.00 - $210,000.00 - $283,500.00


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 January 18, 2022, 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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