Solutions Architect, Cloud Infrastructure

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Our Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Team within our Defense & Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Solutions Architect with a specialty in Computing, Storage and Cloud Infrastructure Engineering. 

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical expertise and leadership experience in support of our DoD Information Technology customers. You will support development of Compute Infrastructure solutions for new business, support ongoing contract ECPs as wells as provide surge and issue support.

Primary Responsibilities
The Solution Architect (SA) will:
  • Provide the leadership and technical direction for the execution of DoD IT new business during the capture phase and into program execution startup upon award.   
  • Lead architecture definition of complete network solutions covering the lifecycle from Early CONOPS, to requirements development, technical planning, system integration, analysis of alternatives, verification and validation, design, build, cost , deploy, and sustainment.
  • Produces compute infrastructure technical roadmaps that advance the technical baseline and address both the technical and the business factors. 
  • Lead engineering assessments and selection of investments for on and off premise cloud solutions, data center automation, DevOps, Storage Technologies, CSPs and evolving capabilities and strategies for compute infrastructure 
This role is in support of DoD customers in the DC Metro area as well as globally, ideally candidate will be based in DC Metro area or be willing to relocate to the area. May initially work in a virtual capacity.

Requires the following:
  •  BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain. 
  • Previous experience as a lead or Chief Engineer or equivalent for CND solutions with broad expertise guiding project and operations across multiple related IT disciplines throughout the project lifecycle
  • Possesses broad IT Knowledge base with key IT technologies to include but not limited to: End user computing, Data Center Compute and Storage, Virtualization Technologies, Networking, Cloud Technologies, IA and CND
  • Recent DoD  IT engineering leadership experience 
  • Excellent written and oral communication capability.  Ability to communicate with executive leadership regarding matters of significant importance to the organization. 
  • Experience and ability to successfully Negotiate and influence others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches
  • Experience estimating all technical and operations costs within the network
  • Experience  identifying and assessing business impacts to proposed changes to a largely technical solution or enterprise operations

Desired Skills and Certifications:
  • ITIL Intermediate certification, DoD 8570 (CISSP)
  • Enterprise IT experience using ITIL 
  • Experience developing strategic roadmaps for compute infrastructure services and providing technical oversight to ensure developed solutions, satisfy customer and business requirements. 

External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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