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Cloud Architect


Cloud Architect



Remote, United Kingdom


Job Description:

Cloud Architect


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Working to develop proposals (AWS, Azure, private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud) and associated end-user devices in a team of architects, engineers and experts across a number of technical capabilities and areas of expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be inclusive- as an architect, you are a leader- encourage people to speak freely, create an environment of safety, listen to people, be an advocate for change and innovation;

  • Architecture experience in the bid / presales space – ability to work within a complex bid prooposal focussing on your area of responsibility but ensuring to keep the big picture

  • High Level and Detailed technical design (HLD, LLD) of a complex solution encompassing multiple technologies and areas of expertise;

  • Delivery of outcomes with appreciation of quality, time and cost :

    • Quality:

      • Commitment, integrity and collaboration: Compliance to engineering guidelines and best practices. Embody those principles as architect on a bid within own area of responsibility;

    • Time:

      • Co-ordinate delivery of the solution designfocused on timely outcomes;

    • Cost:

      • Be agile, be innovative and collaborative in your approach to finding the best way forward when things change.

  • Development of less experienced team members – daily check in with those you work with, ensure you are aligned, share goals and success!

  • Contribution to Leidos capability model through engagement with centres of Excellence and internal development initiatives

Key skills and experience:

  • Providing overarching architectural guidance, and designs primarily for bids and presales activities as part of a team of architects and engineers (essential)

  • Constructing compliant and compelling solutions and describing those solutions in clear terms highlighting the features and benefits (essential)

  • Understanding of Public Sector organisations and procurement processes

  • Technical (Cloud / infrastructure) Design and Architecture (AWS and Azure) with technologies:

    • Resilient, robust cloud platform design

    • UK Government / Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) security standards and accreditation

    • AWS and Azure native services (PaaS) and IaaS services

    • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Automation: Terraform / Ansible;

    • Azure: enterprise single sign on, Azure AD integration / Auth integration models;

    • Containers and container orchestration (Azure ACS, AKS / Aws ECS, EKS)

    • Hashicorp Vault

    • Integration with SIEM (Splunk, ELK)

  • Architecting for green-field or integration, migration / transformation including using cloud native services alongside legacy and third party elements.

  • Hybrid cloud experience (AWS, Azure)

  • Experience of traditional infrastructure

    • VMware, Windows, Linux (RHEL, CentOS), UNIX (AIX)

    • Understanding of Cisco and Palo Alto technologies (inc SDN)

    • Data centre (storage, compute, virtualisation and

    • End user environments (VMware. Horizon, Citrix, RDS, etc - AWS workspaces)

    • Concepts of Zero Trust

    • Appreciation of agile and DevOps concepts.

    • Ability to working under pressure in large multi discipline teams to tight schedules

What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

Dynamic Working

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Pay Range:

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.