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SME Solutions Architect


Cloud Architect



Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Job Description:The Intelligence and Homeland Security Group of Leidos is seeking a SME Solutions Architect to support an Intelligence Community (IC) program in Bethesda MD. An Active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance is required to be considered for this position. The candidate will support Government staff in the following:
  • Responsible for translating the client’s business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for very large complex IT solutions and integrating architecture.
  • Acts as an advocate for the client as the ultimate authority on the architecture designed to address client business problems.
  • Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains enterprise-wide solutions to total system or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products.
  • Analyzes and identifies all or part of an organization’s existing or new peripheral, network, and telecommunications systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs.
  • Establishes functional and technical specifications and standards, solves hardware/software interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the system or subsystem via data exchange methodologies.
  • Provides direction for design activities.
  • Advise government partners and stakeholders on the design, development and/or implementation of information sharing systems.
  • Conduct research and analysis of existing systems and solutions within federal government departments and agencies to aid enterprise-wide interoperability and the technical exchange of information.
  • Support the identification and resolution of complex issues and develop innovative technical solutions for supporting government operations and requirements.
  • Prepare and write technical briefings, position papers, and industry standard engineering artifacts. 
  • Develop technical project plans and advise the Government on proposed project goals, objectives, and tasks to achieve on-time delivery of products/services. 
  • Participate in technical exchange and governance meetings used to develop, issue, and monitor the implementation of guidance on systems/architectures. 
  • Facilitate requirements definition sessions, document requirements, help develop the test cases/scenarios, ensuring consistency in project plans and updates, and support testing modules as these are developed. 
  • Support evaluation of cloud-based hosting options and recommend solutions.  Collaborate with stakeholders to gain consensus, formulate planning and drive progress.  
  • Take meeting notes as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph level clearance is required
  • Industry standard certifications are desirable, especially to augment non-STEM degree
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience developing, implementing, or enhancing information sharing systems, preferably for government organizations.
  • Working knowledge of existing systems and solutions within federal government departments and agencies, to include the IC;
  • Full understanding of Software Development Life Cycle. Hands-on experience developing software solutions using JAVA and/or the .Net environments, and good understanding of the AWS or Azure
  • Ability to understand and design technical solutions.
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities and discipline in identifying and resolving complex issues and developing innovative solutions for supporting government mission business processes and requirements;
  • Ability to draft position papers, prepare briefings, and record minutes for executive level interagency meetings;
  • Ability to communicate and work with executive-level partners and decision makers;
  • Ability to develop project plans and propose project goals, objectives, and tasks to achieve on-time delivery of customer products;
  • Past experience with creating/managing and integrating systems with diverse databases, schemas, XML/JSON based exchange specifications like NIEM is highly desired;
  • Experience developing test cases/scenarios, ensuring consistency in project plans and updates, and conduct testing modules as these are developed.  UML modeling experience is highly desirable;
  • Certifications and operational experience with VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Microsoft Azure desirable.

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