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Job #: R-00085058
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In coordination with program teams and CSS Operations leadership, identify technology and solution roadmaps to improve full cyber capabilities resulting in increased contract growth and improved customer satisfaction.

  • Enhance Leidos best practices, lessons learned, and technological approaches to research, design, and develop innovative solutions to support operational cyber missions.

  • 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

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
 

  • Strong technical breadth and depth in support of the government markets and in particular in government cyber offensive and defensive operations and mission needs.

  • 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 and/or technical volume lead on captures and proposals

  • Understanding of competitor/teammate technology offerings

  • 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

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other STEM disciplines with 15+ years of experience related to software development and/or systems engineering. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s degree.

  • US citizen with an active TS/SCI security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 

  • Vulnerability research or software reverse engineering skills

  • Operating System and Kernel level development experience

  • Been the lead SA on a $400M+ proposal

  • Experience having worked successful partnerships with suppliers on proposals

Pay Range:

Pay Range $139,750.00 - $215,000.00 - $290,250.00

Covid Guidance for the US

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 44,000 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.

Pay and Benefits

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 Leidos.com 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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