Systems Architect/Lead Engineer

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Leidos is looking for a System Architect/Lead Engineer with strong systems, software, cloud, and Agile experience to support a complex program to provide Agile development and operations and maintenance for a critical customer. The ideal candidate will be able to couple proven systems engineering and software development techniques to accentuate Leidos’ capabilities in homeland security arenas. Candidate will utilize his/her expertise in solutioning, product management, and systems/software engineering to provide oversight, guidance, and other related duties in one or more phases of software systems development, systems integration, or system sustainment. Position requires US citizenship and candidate must have the ability of obtaining a Public Trust clearance, at minimum. Responsibilities include:

Independently apply a wide set of engineering disciplines for planning, design, analysis, coding, testing, roll-out and support of information systems architectures

Design interface, quality assurance, and performance standards, and perform cost-benefit analysis of modem state-of-the art information systems

Analyze available technologies and make recommendations of technologies to use and how best to use them

Assess and capture metrics related to Agile software development practices

Provide technical support from concept and design through development and integration onto deployment and sustainment of large complex software systems

Meet or exceed all contract and corporate commitments




Bachelor’s Degree in an IT discipline

Minimum 12 years of relevant experience

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in design, analysis, and implementation of information systems architecture

U.S. Citizen

Ability to obtain Public Trust clearance, at minimum

Understanding of software processes and methodologies and ability to speak intelligently about them and leverage  other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise

Understanding of metrics, including backlog tracking, burndown  metrics, velocity, and task definition

Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better  development practices

Proficiency with Agile management tools such as the Atlassian suite (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

Experience with system requirements management, including requirements gathering and decomposition; product backlog management; high-level software system design; test management

Certified Scrum Master (CSM), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or SAFe Agilist (SA) certification

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials and communicating and coordinating with other Government contractors and industry


Experience supporting Agile projects for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Advanced systems architecture in a cloud computing environment

Master’s Degree in related field of management or information systems.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

Expertise with DevOps frameworks.


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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