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National Security Sector Software Center Chief Architect



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Leidos is seeking a software architect to be support our newly formed National Security Sector (NSS) software organization. The individual will support driving technical standards across the Sector for all software development activities. The standards will include development patterns, technology stacks, development processes, and software development metrics. The successful candidate will work with the SW Center Team, including the Chief Architect, Office of Technology (OOT) and Line leaders to ensure consistent delivery of mission software across NSS. The SW Center Architect will also support interactions between NSS and the SW Accelerator team.

Experience with software development programs supporting national security customers in a classified setting is required. The successful candidate will have a wide range of technical experience to include mission software development, secure software practices, software architecture, DevOps, cloud technologies, and software validation. This position requires a technical leader who is ready to both roll up their sleeves to solve hard, interesting problems as well as step back and set a technology vision for growing the business.

Primary Responsibilities
•Work with the SW Center team, program teams, Line leadership, and CTO organization to identify software related technology and solution roadmaps to establish Leidos as a provider of choice for mission software across the National Security domain.
•Support the establishment of NSS best practices, lessons learned, and technological approaches for all aspects of software development across the Sector.
•Participate in the definition and proactively evolve the “NSS Way” of software development that is applied to all programs and internal development efforts within the Sector.
•Support software related proposals and programs are following the defined approaches or have documented and approved tailoring plans.
•Work with the SW Center team to define a set of core software key performance indicators that will be required on all development activities.
•Support across business lines and programs to identify how programs can be strengthened with application of technology and/or innovation.

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor's Degree and 12 - 15 years of experience in a Science, Engineering, or Technology field - Will consider experience in lieu of the degree requirements.
•Ability to gain a security clearance for a position of trust within the US government.
•Recent experience within the National Security domain (Intelligence Community, Homeland Security, or Department of Defense) with an understanding of those missions and operating environments.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact at multiple levels of the organization from program teams to Sector leadership.
•Ability to mentor, lead, and promote talent.
•Location: Washington Metropolitan Area with ability to travel to customer sites across the region

Preferred Qualifications
•Scaled Agile Development experience.
•Member of the Leidos Solution Architect program
•Proven leader across the Software Development Lifecycle
•Experience implementing solutions for multiple customers.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.