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Job #: R-00076875-OTHLOC-PL-2D0572
Location: Columbus, OH
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

Per the contract, U.S. Citizenship is required. Must be eligible for DOE L/Q Clearance.

TRAVEL: This position requires up to 50% travel to KY/OH/TN/SC. When not traveling work will be performed at the local customer site or at home.

Leidos Civil Group has an opening for a motivated and energetic Solutions Architect to join our Enterprise IT Modernization and Cyber team supporting our federal civil customers, including the Department of Energy (DOE), NNSA, and EPA. In this role, you will help our DOE customers solve their most demanding challenges through technology, modernization, transformation, and proven methods, processes and solutions. As a Solution Architect, you will work hand-in-hand with business development, capture management, line management, research and development, and other subject matter experts to develop optimal and differentiated Leidos solutions. These solutions may be delivered in proposals, programs, or 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.

The ideal candidate for the role will have experience using a Systems Engineering approach in implementing and communicating solutions for Critical Infrastructure Protection, including industrial control systems; Enterprise IT modernization; Cyber Security; Data Center operations, Software implementation, and Cloud Services Adoption. The candidate’s knowledge of solutions for securing Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) is highly desirable, along with development and implementation of innovative approaches and transformational roadmaps.

Responsibilities Include:

  • In coordination with program teams and Office of Technology (OOT) leadership, identify technology and solution roadmaps to improve mission enterprise capabilities resulting in increased contract growth and improved customer satisfaction.

  • Define/Create Technology Roadmaps and communicate architecture vision/solution/innovation to customers and stakeholders.

  • Drive collaboration across teams to ensure activities align with the customer vision for the enterprise.

  • Capability to define project scope, plans, schematics, and deliverables, including items such as a cost-benefit analysis, market research, and cost projections.

  • The desire and capability to act as the primary investigator on research-driven tasks to internally develop new products, services, and processes.

  • Capable of leading and directing the flow of work across boundaries with our external partners, such as scheduling meetings, delegating tasks, managing equipment appropriations.

  • Possess a solid understanding of modern concepts around cloud migration, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing infrastructure, digital twin, etc.

  • Ability to field and pilot internal research and development projects for mission use cases.

  • Partner with the Business Development team in supporting the shaping and development of technical solutions, basis of estimates, and industry relationships for via responses to RFPs, new business reviews, white papers, customer shaping calls, and Leidos’ corporate Win Plan process.

  • Collaborate with teams to conduct trade studies that support architecture concepts for software and hardware, including capacity planning and designing, developing, and analyzing software-based products and systems.

  • Evaluate and recommend technologies, tools, and processes to deliver the highest quality products and scalable, cutting-edge solutions successfully.

  • Develop and/or maintain guiding documents, such as mission service transition plans and CONOPs.

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to program team members; encourage innovative solutions to complex system problems.

  • Collaborate with government stakeholders and internal team to ensure work product meets customer requirements and expectations.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in a technical field and 8-10 years of prior relevant experience or Masters and 6-8 years of previous relevant experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for presentations, white papers, and proposal responses.

  • Proven experience  with hands on development, prototype, trade-off and selection analysis, and evaluation of various technologies.

  • Hands-on expertise in any two of the following areas:

  • Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), ITIL, CMDB, ServiceNow, Process Improvement, SLA management

  • Cloud architect skills, including migration and management of cloud environments with end-to-end architecture design (AWS, Azure, O365, GCP, SalesForce, Oracle)

  • Full-spectrum cyber capabilities, including NIST 800-53, RMF, Cybersecurity and Cyber Intelligence and Cyber for IT/OT convergence

  • Full-stack developer skills for software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding, and automated testing within an Agile and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery model (CICD/DevOps)

  • System Engineer experienced in operational technology, Industrial IoT, digital twin and digital engineering applications

  • Demonstrated evidence of continuous learning of new business areas, technology, and methodologies.

  • Clearance: US Citizen eligible for DOE L/Q Clearance 

  • Travel: Up to 50% to areas including KY/OH/TN/SC

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Critical Operational Technology (OT), ICS, SCADA, PLC, legacy controllers, and firmware

  • ML or AI: Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Predictive Modeling, and Decision Support

  • Edge Compute: Software & Systems Engineering principles (e.g., Python, Java, Linux, Sensors, Data Analytics)

  • Network Architecture, Software Defined Networking, DMZ, Firewalls, Cisco ACI

  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure (VMware, Nutanix)

  • Unified Communications (Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams)

  • Industry-leading certifications: AWS, Azure, SANS, Cisco 

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

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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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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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