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Job #: R-00072468
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group, Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Team currently has an opening for a Data Solutions Architect with 15+ years of experience architecting and implementing complex business data solutions, to include big data platforms, data fabrics, BI and analytical tools, and AI/ML solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical expertise and leadership experience in support of our DoD Information Technology customers. You will support development of enterprise business solutions for new business development, research and development projects and current contract execution. This role is in support of DoD customers in the DC Metro area as well as globally. Ideally the candidate will be based in DC Metro area, but this is not required. Opportunity may require up to 25% Domestic travel. Candidates should either possess or be capable of obtaining a DoD Clearance at Secret level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Data Solution Architect will provide the leadership and technical direction for the execution of DoD IT new business during the capture phase, through proposal development and into program startup upon award.
  • Lead data solution architecture definition of complete Enterprise Service solutions covering the lifecycle from early CONOPS, to requirements, development, deployment and sustainment. Key activities for this role will include requirement definition, architecture development, analysis of alternatives / trade-off studies, technical planning, and design.
  • Produce technical roadmaps that advance the technical baseline and address both the technical and the business factors.
  • Lead engineering assessments and recommendations for selection of investments for a range of large scale COTS solutions across various vendor offerings.
  • Provide options with recommendations for integrating vendor solutions for large scale enterprises and strategies for technical refresh and deployment into the enterprise. All phases of the lifecycle are possible from new start to sustainment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters or equivalent experience and 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13+ years or prior relevant experience to include 10 years of data solutions experience
  • 7+ years of experience supervising or leading technical projects and teams
  • Previous experience as a Chief Engineer or equivalent for COTS and open source solutions with broad expertise guiding project and operations across multiple related IT disciplines throughout the project lifecycle
  • Experience in software engineering and design, including working cooperatively with Data Scientists
  • Possess broad IT knowledge of contemporary IT technologies to include but not limited to: end user computing, n-tier architectures, database and data warehouse technologies, network, cybersecurity architecture components and controls, virtualization technologies, DevOps, and web services
  • Understanding of data cataloging / data quality / data security
  • Prior hands on experience with relational data / SQL / data modelling and scripting tools
  • Ability to communicate with executive leadership regarding matters of significant importance to the organization.
  • Experience and ability to successfully negotiate and influence others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.
  • Experience estimating all technical and operations labor and material costs
  • Experience identifying and assessing business impacts to proposed changes to a largely technical solution or enterprise operations
  • Excellent written and oral communication capability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Architecture Framework knowledge and certification
  • ITIL foundations certification with Enterprise IT experience using ITIL 4
  • Familiarity with the processes, tools and techniques to develop AI/ML solutions
  • Technical Certifications such as AWS/MS or Security Certifications such as CISSP
  • Experience developing strategic roadmaps for IT services and providing technical oversight to ensure developed solutions, satisfy customer and business requirements
  • Recent experience migrating and sustaining applications from on-premise solutions to CSPs

Pay Range:

Pay Range $139,750.00 - $215,000.00 - $290,250.00


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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