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Job #: R-00087798
Location: Remote, US
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group/C4ISR Operation CTO organization is seeking Solutions Architects (SAs) to take a lead role in developing solutions and technical offerings across command and control (C2); C4ISR services; mission IT; modeling, simulation, and training; and multi-domain operations (MDO) programs spanning all DoD Services and all operational domains.

Position Summary

Lead SAs support multiple portions of the C4ISR Operation portfolio in this role.  The Lead SAs will work under the direction of a Senior SA, offering the Lead SAs mentorship, peer review, and support as the Lead 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.  Lead SAs will be included in the Corporate Solution Architect Program, furthering their technical leadership maturation and broadening their experiences.

Primary Responsibilities
Develops C4ISR and related mission solutions applicable across defense and mission partner initiatives to achieve Combined/Joint All-Domain C2 objectives.  A key focus is on early engagement on mid-large program opportunities, working with technical staff and Business Development personnel to understand customer needs.  Emphasis is on taking an increasing technical leadership role in integrating capabilities to address a range of emerging customer needs, including an emphasis on classified missions.  Participates in strategy-to-action planning.
Develops solutions that are highly innovative, bringing together capabilities ranging from data integration, to C2 systems, to analyst/operational support, and to M&S and training; from mid-TRL capabilities to continuous delivery and operational sustainment; and for national security applications leveraging capabilities across the commercial and traditional DoD industrial base.  Provides input into and aligns solutions to technology investment carried out in the OoT and the C4ISR Operation through the guidance of the Operation CTO and the direction of a Senior SA.

Basic Qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree and 12+ years of related experience
-Experience in C4ISR development or analyst services programs in either capture/proposal or execution
-Proven ability in a recent technical role as part of a team developing or implementing strategy aligned to defense C4ISR and related missions
-Proven ability to work with industry and/or international partners to collectively address challenging customer missions and address diverse business objectives amongst the team
-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
-Strong communication skills
-Willingness to travel up to 50% depending on the Lead SAs’ home locations relative to those of teams and customers with whom the Lead SAs will interact
-Position requires an active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications
-Recent experience in leading C4ISR 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 across multiple operational domains
-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
-Recent experience with key customers / programs, including working with classified customers
-Direct experience working with relevant DoD user and acquisition organizations
-Experience engaging in business development and capture efforts in the role of Solution Architect
-Familiarity with secured data including multi-level classified data
-Active or previous TS/SCI security clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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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

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