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Systems Architect


Systems Architect


Odenton, Maryland, United States


The Digital Modernization Sector of Leidos has an opportunity for a Cross Domain System Architect located in our in Fort Meade, MD offices. This is a dynamic role where you will be responsible for leading all cross domain technology activities, ensuring compliance, creating and enforcing best development and operational practices, filter development, systems engineering needs, integration, test, vulnerability analysis and deployment activities for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on the Cross Domain Enterprise Solutions (CDES) team. The qualified candidate will provide technical analysis for a wide variety of engineering and integration activities, execute moderate complexity studies to evaluate products for compliance with requirements and applicable standards, define preliminary processes to solve complex engineering issues, and work heavily in a team environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and facilitate all customer cross domain technology projects in accordance with customer requirements, governing compliance within project schedule, scope and mission need.
  • Manage requirements managing of CDS’s solutions and customer sets
  • Facilitate and ensure quality and process for full-life cycle development and operations
  • Work as primary customer interface for technology implementation, solutioning and development.
  • Support and deliver results in both a waterfall and agile project management framework.
  • Work with internal managers and customers to shape requirements, develop to the highest level of standards and quality from inception to deployment into operations.
  • Conduct performance and technology analysis and maturity assessments of emerging technologies to program roadmap consideration and prioritization.
  • Understand and provide insight on system and application performance through the analysis of recorded system utilization and network traffic during test events.
  • Perform systems integration, test, and deployment of cross domain solutions and related technologies on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and VMware ESX Platforms.
  • Troubleshoot the operation of these components and resolve existing or potential issues to ensure optimum operation of the environment.
  • Works to set program priority, customer initiatives, create program roadmap, influence schedule and overall program delivery.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum active Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II or higher certification required; Security+CE, CISSP, CEH, or higher are preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and 12+ years of related experience in network integration and/or engineering, equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.
  • Must have working knowledge of NDCSMO requirements, Raise The Bar (RTB) compliance and implementation, CDS Approval bodies and organizations, NSA requirements for CDS technologies.
  • Must have experience working in both a development and operational environment.
  • Ability to manage cross domain design and implementation and policy, system engineering
  • Experience with full life cycle cross domain guard filter development
  • Experience integrating COTS/GOTS products
  • Proficient understanding of code revision tools
  • Familiar with Agile, CI/CD, Git, Gitlab, Microsoft coding tools
  • Familiarity with distributed systems and network architecture
  • Understanding of requirements management
  • Understanding of software testing, and creation of test plans and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Microsoft operating systems

Required Experience:

  • 8+ years leading technology advancements across cross functional team to include, engineering, operations and authorization and accreditation for CDS’s
  • Experience with programing and/or scripting; Lua, Java and/or Javascript are preferred.
  • Works effectively both as a team member and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate by phone, email, and in person with customers and management.
  • Experience with creating technical documentation.
  • Proven technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include MS Project and VISO products.
  • Ability/desire to work in a highly dynamic and challenging environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree, desired
  • languages such Python, Java, Shell scripting, etc.
  • Knowledge of the standard libraries, STL containers, and algorithms
  • Advanced Linux experience including 8+ years maintaining, troubleshooting and performing performance analysis and tuning.
  • Experience with Network Devices such as Load Balancers, Routers and switches.
  • Experience with MySQL Database and Microsoft Active Directory a plus.
  • Experience with developing policy in Broadcom Layer7 or other API-based application gateways.
  • Experience with cross-domain design, products and implementation

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.