Leidos has an immediate opening for Solution Architect to join our Cyber and SIGINT Solutions team in Columbia, MD.
In this role, you will help customers solve their more demanding challenges via technology, modernization, and transformation processes, and 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, or 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.
In coordination with program teams and CSS Operations 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 Software Defined Networking, AIOps, Microsegmentation, Zero Trust Networking, Cybersecurity Automation, Cloud Migration, and DevSecOps
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
Assess and mentor the technical talent and solution architects in the organization to meet the current and future (new market) business challenges
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, and EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Information Systems, Cyber Security, or other STEM disciplines with 15+ years of experience related to IT and/or systems engineering. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s degree
Strong working knowledge of Cloud, High Performance Computing (HPC), and 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 an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.
IT certifications (cloud, Microsoft)
Security Certifications (CISSP a plus)
Experience as the lead solution architect on a $400M+ proposal
Experience having worked successful partnerships with suppliers on proposals
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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