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DevOps Architect



Full Time

On Site


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Enternprise IT and Mission Solutions Division has an immediate opening for an Agile Software Development Solutions Architect to join our team in support of our NASA Customer. In this role, you will help our customers solve their most demanding challenges by adopting and exploiting current and emerging software development capabilities by delivering their mission in a more cost effective, resilient, secure, compliant and adaptive manner.

In this role, the candidate will provide leadership and support an Application program as a lead in customer engagement, working with our prime contractor in a consultation manner, and helping Application development teams across the NASA enterprise develop quick application processs, procedures and policies. The candidate will ensure Leidos differentiation of scale, security and speed feature prominently in positioning of our major capabilities. The candidate provides leadership across the spectrum of software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit testing. The candidate leverages modern Agile and SecDevOps practices to govern enterprise application migrations and modernization solutions.
The successful candidate will work hand-in-hand with business development, capture management, line management, research and development, and other subject matter experts to develop optimal and differentiated Leidos solutions to be delivered in proposals, on programs, or on research and development projects. In addition to developing solutions, you will help prospective customers and partners understand the value and benefits of the Leidos solution, explain technical features and transformation strategies, engage in proof of concepts, and troubleshoot potential problems.

Primary Responsibilities
•Builds and curates a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities that integrate custom developed software solutions to leverage automated deployment technologies and offerings relevant to the Federal marketplace
•Establishes and maintains relationships with Leidos accelerators, Technical Core Competencies and key alliance partners to seek, qualify and leverage the best ideas, solutions and models across the company and throughout our community of trusted partners
•Coordinates and develops proof points and past performance qualifications for Leidos success stories for leveraging enterprise software development capabilities to deliver the mission of government
•Identifies market trends in technology, methodologies and organizational designs for enterprise software development
•Engages with program teams to incubate, build out and sustain enterprise software development capabilities, offerings and solutions
•Provides technical leadership for major or strategic Leidos enterprise software development oriented captures, establishing the main solution concepts, identifying key elements of solution and approach differentiation
•Shape procurement by presentations to clients and through speaking engagements
•Recommends which alliances to pursue and events for Leidos to participate
•Actively works with partners to shape procurements and future technologies
•Educate teams on the implementation of new enterprise software development initiatives, providing associated training as required
•Act as a Subject Matter Expert for all aspects of enterprise software development
•Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to software development, security, deployment, and operations
•Establishes and coordinates Leidos software defined software solutions to support program and capture initiatives

Basic Qualifications
•BS degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years’ experience may be used in lieu of a degree.
•Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
•Experience serving as a technical lead
•Significant experience (5+ years) designing, building and supporting enterprise software development capabilities and offerings for the Federal Systems Integration market
•Has a successful track record in providing technical leadership in federal new business pursuits, with over $50M in TCV wins in the previous 5 years
•Experience developing, prototyping and deploying solutions within Commercial Cloud Solutions leveraging Infrastructure platform services.
•Experience in capturing technical requirements and defining technical solutions in the form of conceptual, logical, and prototype designs, including the ability to articulate those concepts verbally, graphically and in writing.
•Ability to synthesize solution design information, architectural principles, available technologies, third-party products, and industry standards to formulate a solution architecture that meets client requirements and can be delivered within the desired timeframe.
•Experience developing cost models, technical delivery plans, technical solutions and basis of estimates (BOEs), including BOM development. Also develop concept of operations and discuss these models in Agile, federal SDLC or ITIL based terms.
•Experience identifying potential design, performance, security, and support problems, including ability to identify technical risks/challenges and develop relevant mitigation strategies.
•Extensive knowledge of the broad spectrum of technology areas, including technology trends, forthcoming industry standards, new products, and the latest solution development techniques; ability to leverage this knowledge to formulate technical solution strategy.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience developing and delivering modern software, including micro-services, containers, and server-less architectures

Experience with SAFe Methodologies
•Deep understanding of software design patterns
•Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git)
•Experience with an issue/problem tracking system (e.g., Jira)
•Proficiency with multiple operating systems (Mac OSX, Windows, LINUX, etc.)
•Proficiency with at least one Relational Database Management System (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, etc.).
•Strong proficiency with basic web technologies including HTML, CSS, XML, SOAP, WSDL, REST, JSON, and JavaScript
•Proficiency with web application technologies, such as Apache Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
•Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).
•Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires Masters with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $139,750.00 - $215,000.00 - $290,250.00

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.