The Ajax customer is preparing to transition its core
infrastructure and system environments from an on premise
custom-built cloud solution to an on premise commercial solution
that is operated as contractor-run managed service. This is the
first step in a larger transition effort to an ItaaS service
delivery model supporting the customer's inherently commercial
The Chief Architect provides the technical leadership for the
transition. The Chief Architect will interface with the customer to
understand specific needs, assess available technical solutions,
provide both hardware and software architecture recommendations,
and provide the overall technical strategy for implementation that
supports mission needs. This role includes working directly with
customer stakeholders to provide status, technical briefings and to
assure the customer mission priorities are being addressed.
The Chief Architect must have demonstrated success working with
Enterprise Architectures in a customer-facing technical leadership
role. Previous experience developing and implementing a technical
roadmap strategy is essential in this role.
Develop Technical Roadmap based on customer mission
Direct customer interface for all technical topics related to
Be the technical voice and, as necessary, meet with customers
Develop relationship between technical team, stakeholders, and
Oversee the development of a robust configuration management
plan and implementation
Oversee the development of a robust knowledge management plan
Oversee the development of a comprehensive Quality Assurance
Plan and implementation
Support the full lifecycle of cloud computing management, from
needs analysis and environment assessment, through design, test,
migration, and operation.
Provide recommendations and develop engineering designs and
project plans for cloud migration, cloud operation, and cloud IT
Lead proof of concept development and pilot technical
Lead cloud migration or deployment projects and provide
technical expertise in resolving challenging technical
Provide troubleshooting on complex technical problems to include
root cause analysis.
Continually research, evaluate, and apply emerging technologies
to improve performance in the cloud environment.
Requires BS degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience.
Additional experience in lieu of degree.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven track record of successfully leading and driving product
development, architecture, and infrastructure activities that
provide best in class product offerings and support.
Proven successful experience with Agile development
Experience working directly with development and operations
Experience interacting with clients or customers at a senior
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail.
Quick learner with self-initiative and pride in end results
Ability to work directly with functional teams and establish
Customer service oriented
Experience (at least 5 years) in three of the following areas,
with Expertise in at least one: Networking, System Development,
Large-scale hosting environments, Hardware Engineering, Operations,
System Architecture, Cloud Architecture
Experience leading the development of solutions for
Experience with Azure, AWS, or VMWare Cloud Management and
Experience of delivering services in a production environment
following ITIL is a plus
ITIL Foundations Certification
Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and
problem management skills
Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed
technical information on troubleshooting and implementation
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Security Architecture and Engineering
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering,
and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues
of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December
28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .
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
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