The National Solutions Operation at Leidos has an immediate opening for a Solution Architect to join our Chantilly, VA based team. This opportunity will support new business pursuits and on-contract growth to existing programs by providing innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.
In this role, you will help customers solve their more demanding challenges via technology, modernization, and transformation processes, utilizing proven methods and solutions. As part of a creative, forward-thinking team, you will help shape solutions to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. As a Solution Architect, you will work with business development, research and development, and other subject matter experts to develop optimal and differentiated Leidos solutions to be delivered on programs, in proposals, and on research and development projects. In addition to developing solutions, you will help prospective customers and partners understand the value and benefits of the Leidos solution, explain technical features and transformation strategies, engage in proof of concepts, and troubleshoot potential problems.
List daily duties and/or specific job responsibilities.
•In coordination with program teams and National Solutions leadership, identify technology and solution roadmaps to improve mission enterprise capabilities resulting in increased contract growth and improved customer satisfaction
•Establish Leidos best practices, lessons learned, and technological approaches related to digital modernization and transformation technologies, including large-scale software development/architecture, Cloud migration, space ground systems, knowledge modeling, pattern-of-life identification/forecasting, microservices, and national/tactical integration.
•Partner with the Business Development team to support new business strategies, including the development of technical solutions, basis of estimates, white papers, industry relationships, and responses to RFIs and RFPs
•Support the Business Development team with customer calls and the Leidos’ corporate business development process for larger opportunities
•Strengthen existing programs with application of technology and/or innovation by working with peer Operations teams, Group CTOs, and other Leidos Groups, and by leveraging known technology and solutions on current programs and new business pursuits
•Understand competitor and teammate technology competencies
•Review and assess vendor technology solutions
•Assess and mentor the technical talent and solution architects in the organization to meet the current and future (new market) business challenges
•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering with 15+ years experience.
•Minimum 12 years experience performing project engineering
•Minimum 7 years experience supporting US Intelligence Community customers
•Minimum 7 years experience leading technical teams
•Strong working knowledge of Cloud, High Performance Computing (HPC), and/or hybrid solutions
•Strong technical breadth and depth in support of the government markets and in particular in government mission and enterprise IT design, implementation, operations, and modernization
•Experienced professional in contract performance with demonstrated technical leadership and customer relationship building
•Proven track record of generating on-contract-growth through insertion of innovation and technology on existing programs
•Comprehensive industry awareness of leading capability providers to enhance our technical solution offerings
•Experience as a solution architect or technical volume lead on captures and proposals
•Ability to assess, identify, recruit and retain talent to grow technical expertise on current programs and build talent for future program proposals and execution in a large organization
•Ability to author, present, and articulate problem sets and associated solution elements in settings supporting customers, business development, program delivery, technical teams, and executives
•US citizen with ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
•TS/SCI clearance with CI polygraph
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.
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 www.Leidos.com.
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