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Job #: R-00074474
Location: Aurora, CO
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Integrated Solutions Division at Leidos has an opening for a Principle Solutions Architect to work in our Aurora, CO office.  This opportunity will provide support to new business and existing programs within the Mission Software Systems and Intel ISR Portfolio by providing innovative solutions to complex technical challenges. Leidos is seeking a motivated, customer-focused technologist who can bring together solutions, which are relevant to the customer’s mission as well as innovative and discriminating.  We value your creativity and we are looking for team players who can work collaboratively to bring together the best solutions.  This position will work closely with the business divisions and business development teams, to meet with customers to understand their challenges, needs and help develop technical solutions. These solutions should consider commercial industry trends, best practices, emerging methodologies, customer mission realities, and affordability.

The ideal candidate will have a solid technical foundation, is customer focused, has experience putting together end to end solutions for pursuits, comfortable with ambiguity, brings a proven record of accomplishment of successful program executions and capture efforts, and is driven to grow the business with technical excellence in all arenas. You must be an effective communicator, be a strong collaborator across a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and be able to lead a diverse and dispersed team of professionals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Solutions Architect for the Mission Software Systems and Intel ISR Portfolio supporting existing programs as well as captures and pursuits
  • Support customer meetings and demo's as well as capability briefs in concert with the business development team.
  • Author Request for Information (RFI's) and white papers
  • Provide Operation and Division level expertise aligned to Leidos Technical Core Competencies
  • Provide surge support to programs focused on complex technology issues
  • Support the building of technology strategy within the Operation
  • Review and assess vendor technology solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI Clearance with a CI poly. 
  • Requires BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of software and system test and validation process
  • Knowledge of the basic satellite systems and operations to include sensor integration, telemetry, command and control, and communications systems
  • Prior experience with space/ground systems engineering, requirement management, CONOPs development, and system integration of overhead collection systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, project coordination, and possess a strong dedication to a teaming dynamic
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, as well as on a multi-disciplinary team to build consensus and resolve issues
  • Experience in the design, development, test, and implementation of space satellite systems
  • Strong experience as a technical design lead on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and planning skills
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience supporting US Intelligence Community customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cloud based application development and deployment
  • Cloud Migration of applications
  • Edge to Cloud architecture understanding and experience
  • Agile software development and leading software development teams
  • ITIL certification
  • Cloud development and operation experience
  • Data Center operations

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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