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Job #: R-00084414
Location: Remote, US
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description

The Leidos Defense Group/Logistics and Mission Support Operation CTO organization is seeking  a Solution Architect (SAs) to develop solutions and technical offerings for our Force Protection Portfolio across our foundational pillars of Biometrics, Integrated Base Defense, Enterprise Physical Access Control Systems, Counter UAS, and CBRNE. Staff SAs support multiple portions of the LMSO Operation portfolio in this role, with emphasis in one area aligned to the SAs’ skills and career objectives.  Staff SAs work under the direction of a Senior SA, offering the SAs mentorship and guidance as the SAs take on increasingly demanding solutioning efforts in terms of technical complexity, span across the Leidos enterprise, and potential revenue.  The position works with other SAs in the Operation and Defense Group, the Office of Technology (OoT), and across Leidos to pursue, win, and support execution of programs.  SAs will be included in the Corporate Solution Architect Program, furthering their technical leadership maturation, and broadening their experiences.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities include engaging in customer shaping efforts, requirements gathering, and proposal support activities, leveraging understanding of industry trends and Leidos capabilities for product development and system integration within the Force Protection domain:

  • Architecting technical solutions for Force Protection Customers that have DoD cyber resiliency built-in
  • Develop and connect assets from multiple-domains and multiple data feed types to interoperate in open-architecture environments.
  • Contribute to investments and research that fuel innovation and technological advancements
  • Support proposal and capture efforts in lead and supporting solution architect roles to support the Business Development and Capture team.
  • Assist various programs within the portfolio with deep level technical integrations involving cloud migrations, tactical user connectivity, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Completion of Bachelor's of Science degree in a STEM field with at least 8 years of experience or a Master's of Science with at least 6 years of experience. More years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience with integration and test of complex open-architecture systems.
  • Experience using modern digital engineering practices to include MBSE knowledge on development or integration programs
  • Demonstrated experience on classified systems
  • Experience in the development of innovative solutions in support of major capture and proposal efforts, balancing these solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other business considerations
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% depending on the home locations relative to those of teams and customers with whom the Lead SA will interact.
  • Familiarity with the development of innovative solutions in support of major capture and proposal efforts
  • Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of USAF C5ISR systems
  • Desired Certifications: AWS Solution Architect or similar cloud certification, INCOSE, Cisco CCNA/CCNP, Comptia Security+, ITIL
  • Experience with Multiple data transport and open architecture protocols: Example ISA, SEIWG protocols, Link 16, Cursor on Target, and JREAP-C
  • SME level experience in at least one of the pillars: Biometrics, Counter UAS, Integrated Base Defense, enterprise physical access control, or CBRNE
  • Recent experience in leading C2 or Systems Engineering and Integration solution development for a competitive DoD program, preferably with technical emphasis in areas such as Software Development, Infrastructure Engineering, Sensor and Sensor Data Integration, and Communications, including Operational Experience
  • Experience in creation of white papers, proposals, and/or briefings demonstrating the thought leadership capabilities of the organization, as well as supporting various marketing and business development efforts through customer interaction
  • Active or previous TS/SCI security clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00


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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