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Job #: R-00074760-OTHLOC-PL-2D0468
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Chief Architect for a computer-aided knowledge modeling system intended for transferring tradecraft analyst-to-analyst and for automatically hypothesizing future adversary events.   The system will used by intelligence analysts to capture, share and grow their knowledge about adversary activities. The system will include the capability to automatically create rudimentary knowledge models based on prior data as well as a user-friendly and intuitive knowledge modeling user interface / environment for augmenting and expanding these knowledge models. The system will ultimately grow into one that will implement advanced analytics / algorithms to make recommendations to analysts and anticipate future adversary activities based on information contained within the knowledge models and relevant information that is continually updated by adjacent connected systems.

The Chief Architect is responsible for the implementation of structured architecture principles, and the adherence to standards and design patterns/elements for the services developed on contract.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide architectural expertise and guidance for the design, development, implementation, operations and sustainment that enhances overall system performance and availability

  • The ability to define and communicate key architecture principles required to guide the activities of integration, development, and sustainment functions on this contract.

  • Lead/implement the documentation of all required system architectural documents

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of experience or Masters plus 6 years in systems engineering management, information technology management or related field

  • Understanding of the Data Services Architecture-GEOINT (DSA-G) and its role in developing services-based software solutions.

  • (5+ years) Experience architecting solutions for the Defense and/or Intelligence Community.

  • (7+ years) Distributed Development / Architecture experience.

  • (5+ years) Architecting / Implementing solutions for the AWS Cloud

  • (2+ years) Customer Engagement / Communication

  • Demonstrated success in managing the definition of and adherence to structured architecture principles within an agile design and development effort

Preferred Qualifications

  • Image Processing / Exploitation Experience

  • Data Lake Experience

  • Analytic / Knowledge Modelling Experience

  • Stream Processing Experience

  • Message-Driven Architecture Experience ( e.g. Kafka, Storm, Spark, or Kinesis)

  • Geospatial Analysis / Production Experience

  • Docker Experience

Pay Range:

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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