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Job #: R-00084675
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Top Management TEC
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Job Description
The Leidos Corporate Office of Technology has an opening for the Vice President / Director of the Digital Modernization Accelerator, located in Reston, VA. The Digital Modernization Accelerator champions Leidos’ technology-based differentiation in all aspects of digital modernization including digital transformation and cloud computing. The Accelerator provides discriminating technologies, reusable solutions for captures and programs, scalable solutions and enterprise resources, and thought leadership in Digital Modernization. The Accelerator develops innovative and differentiated solutions for integration and implementation across all of Leidos’ customers. The Accelerator develops these solutions through a mixture of Internal Research & Development (IRAD), Contract R&D (CRAD), strategic vendor partnerships, and harvesting of innovative solutions from existing programs and the OOT CIO office. These differentiated solutions provide value in our customers’ environments that require massive scale, heterogeneity, mission criticality, resiliency, and security. The Accelerator hires and grows top talent in digital modernization including solution architects and subject matter experts. The Accelerator provides solution development, technical proposal leadership and mentoring support to strategic captures.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of the Digital Modernization Accelerator provides the overall technical leadership for the company in a broad range of technology areas associated with digital modernization. The Director is responsible for defining the technical strategy in digital modernization. He/she drives best practices and key partnerships in digital transformation and cloud computing across the entire Leidos enterprise. He/she works very closely with other Leidos accelerators to innovate at scale. He/she collaborates across the Office of Technology (OOT), including with Group CTOs, CIO, and CISO to align technology strategy with the BD pipeline and program/customer/internal IT needs in digital modernization. This includes managing the successful execution of IRAD projects, staffing, budgeting, and adoption by programs and proposals of the solutions. Day-to-day activities range from managing technical staff, to making strategic recommendations on how to allocate resources, to doing public speaking that communicates the Leidos and digital modernization vision and capabilities. His/her decisions help drive long-term success, profitability, and growth across the company. The Director also supports, communicates, and implements the technical element of the Office of Technology’s technical workforce strategy including building communities of technical talent across the corporation. He/she meets with current and potential customers to demonstrate the company's credentials at solving problems with technically-differentiated and technically-sound solutions. He/she seeks partnerships with strategic suppliers to increase learning opportunities and harvest external technologies to ensure Leidos differentiation.  Additionally, he/she identifies external technical talent, manages a team, provides supervision, develops mid to senior level technical staff, and promotes a dynamic, highly-motivated, and inclusive work environment.

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Engineering, or Technology field10-15 years of related industry experience.
•Prior technical roles within similar organizations with growing duties and responsibilities
•A recognized expert in his/her field (journal articles/books/white papers), having frequently spoken at high-level conferences
•Excellent technical credentials in fields relevant to digital modernization (e.g., Cloud computing. Hybrid computing, Cloud migration, cyber, network modernization, end user services, digital transformation)
•Experienced at contributing to the solution development for large (>$500M) captures and programs
•Experience leading internal research and development projects.
•Effective at communicating with senior management including executive leaders and Board members
•Strong public speaking skills
•Ability to influence and persuade others, and build consensus
•Ability to identify, mentor, lead, manage, and promote talent
•Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications
•Masters degree in a Science, Engineering, or Technology field
•Strong oral and written communication skills

Pay Range:

Pay Range $210,000.00 - $280,000.00 - $350,000.00

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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