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Senior Cloud Architect

Company: Leidos Holdings Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500 company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world's most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

The Leidos Civil Group has an opening for a Senior Cloud Architect to join our Enterprise IT Modernization team. .

The ideal candidate possesses technical depth in Commercial clouds as well as on-premise, private compute and store services delivered as a Managed Service or "as a Service". As the Senior Cloud Architect, you will bring technical expertise to translate business requirements into value added services and cost-efficient IT infrastructure hosting solutions across multiple technologies and ensure effective operations of IT infrastructure hosting to meet the demands of the EPA systems and workforce. 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.

Primary Responsibilities

In coordination with program teams and customer stakeholders, you will identify technology and solution roadmaps to improve enterprise IT capabilities resulting in increased contract growth and improved customer satisfaction. The Senior Cloud Architect will develop and lead architecture definition of Cloud Computing solutions (CSP, Private Cloud, SaaS) addressing the full lifecycle from early CONOPS, requirements development, technical planning, system integration, analysis of alternatives, verification and validation, design, build, cost , deploy, through sustainment. As a cloud architect, you your technical duties include infrastructure design, planning, management, maintenance and support associated with cloud computing. You will be working with Cloud Engineers to perform and manage cloud solution, cloud computing strategy and all associated documentation.


  • Master's degree in technical disciplines with 12+ years of experience related to IT and/or systems engineering. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Master's degree.

  • Strong technical breadth and depth in support of the government markets and in particular in government Compute and Storage solution design, implementation, operations, and modernization with associated cyber network defense solutions.

  • Demonstrated AWS and/or Azure infrastructure architect experience at expert level.

  • Demonstrated experience with private cloud compute and store technology and familiarity with on premise or traditional compute and store technology.

  • Familiarity with cloud SaaS architecture and understanding of its principles and best practices

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, deploying, and maintenance of production applications in Azure and / or AWS cloud.

  • Demonstrated experience with application migrations to Cloud

  • Familiar with SecDevOps and CI/CD pipelines

  • Experienced professional in contract performance with demonstrated technical leadership

  • and customer relationship building

  • Capable of generating on-contract-growth through insertion of innovation and technology on existing programs.

  • Deep industry awareness with leading capabilities providers to enhance our solutions offerings and close gaps in offerings yielding competitive technical solutions.

  • Experience supporting technical volumes and developing labor and material estimates

  • Understands competitor/teammate technology offerings

  • Ability to assess, identify, recruit and retain talent to grow technical expertise

  • Ability to author, present, and articulate problem sets and associated solution elements in settings supporting customers, business development, program delivery, technical teams, and executives.

  • Must be able to pass a Public Trust background investigation; due to contract requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Desired requirements:

  • CSP Certifications (AWS, Azure)

  • Security Certifications (CISSP a plus)

  • Other IT certifications (cloud, Microsoft)

  • ITIL foundations certification with Enterprise IT experience using ITIL

  • Experience with Managed Service delivery to include private cloud services.

  • Demonstrated Azure and/or AWS infrastructure architect experience at expert level.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, deploying, and maintenance of production applications in Azure and / or AWS cloud.

  • Experience defining and leading IT Infrastructure projects / portfolios and supporting the transition of technology change into programs

  • Experience working in Scaled Agile (SAFe) environments is a plus

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering

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About Leidos

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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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