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Job #: R-00074316-OTHLOC-PL-2D2605
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking to hire a Systems Engineering Architect Lead to manage an SE/Architecture team. The qualified candidate will work hand-in-hand with technical and program management leadership along with various external stakeholders, to help design and implement the next generation desktop and web based production and dissemination system. This position will require experience across multiple System Engineering and architecture domains with a focus on standing up and maintaining cloud environments, and the deployment of custom code, COTS, and GOTS to those environments with a Geospatial focus.


This position involves leading systems engineering activities that support building and delivering new and innovative systems to implement analytics, exploitation, production and dissemination using web, remote desktop, and cloud technologies.

  • Become a subject matter expert (SME) for the baseline, with the ability to communicate the system’s features, architecture, roadmap, and limitations to a variety of audiences

  • Collaborate with other program technical leadership on the system architecture roadmap and backlog aligned to customer’s technology strategy and vision.

  • Decompose requirements, use cases, and need statements into epics and features with clearly defined acceptance criteria that will be assigned to agile development teams

  • Assist in designing and documenting solutions to enhance ICAM service adoption throughout the customer agency

  • Execute analysis of alternatives (AoA) and prototypes to determine the design of new system features and capabilities, then author white papers on your findings

  • Participate and provide subject matter expertise in technical exchange meetings and other customer or stakeholder forums

  • Manage the system requirements and maintain requirements and interface control documents

  • Create and communicate design artifacts to the team to ensure applications and services are built to support the business and architecture objectives

  • Provide subject matter expertise and support agile development teams in the continuous integration of epics and features

  • Communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals, and strategies to executive management

Core Qualifications:

  • Requires BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 + years of prior relevant experience; OR 4 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Must currently possess an active Top Secret security clearance, with ability to obtain SCI and Polygraph post hire

  • Experience optimizing and managing AWS/cloud infrastructure cost including storage, compute, and database

  • Experience with Windows and Linux

  • Experience with System (hardware, software and networking) Design and Architecture.

  • Understanding of agile SW development methodologies

  • Experience developing a backlog and technical roadmap

  • Ability to lead and prioritize a systems engineering and architecture team for a large program responsible for several systems

  • Experience with disaster recovery (ITDR) and data retention

  • Experience as a scrum master, product owner, systems engineer or architect

  • Preparing presentations and leading/attending technical exchange meetings

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience briefing stakeholders at all levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An active TS/SCI with a Polygraph

  • DD8570 compliance

  • Experience with GIS, specifically ESRI ArcGIS systems along with other technologies such as WMS, WFS, KML

  • Experience with various AWS capabilities and services

  • Experience writing, maintaining, and describing architecture diagrams

  • Experience optimizing Software deployments and reducing downtime, for example implementing a blue/green strategy

  • Technical certifications including Microsoft and/or AWS

Pay Range:

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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