652080 - Azure Cloud Architect

Leidos Reston, VA

The Defense & Intelligence group at Leidos has an opening for an AZURE Cloud Architect. This group is migrating to the Cloud. They are standing up a new Cloud environment and looking for the expertise to migrate and maintain applications. Come join the team in this exciting mission supporting the Ground Combat Systems for the U.S. Air Force. This work from home/telecommute/ telecommuting/telework with light travel opportunity allows you to have no commute.


Leidos provides the premier Air Force Cloud Computing program for the United States Air Force. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge Technology and pushing the envelope to bring combat mission support to Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Civilians, Contractors and their families. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled mission focus and data driven content to operations around the world. The Chief of Strategy, Architecture, Technology, and Solution Engineering will be responsible for customer engagement, solution delivery and thought leadership for enterprise-level programs and/or multiple projects within the Common Computing Environment Solutions and Services portfolio. This individual will work

closely with various project owners and the Senior Program Manager to drive digital and mission transformational initiatives. Primary responsibilities include enterprise roadmaps and strategy, technology insertion, customer and user experience assessment and architectural and CONOPS development. This requires experience communicating across technical audiences and providing collaboration and technical leadership. Telework/Telecommute/Work from Home OK.



* Work with stakeholders to drive strategy, facilitate collaboration and deliver strategic planning artifacts to feed the Air Force strategic planning process.

* Deliver white papers and strategy presentations as needed.

* Work with commercial partners to align Air Force strategy to marketplace strategy.

* Hold and contribute to strategic planning forums and customer strategic planning initiatives.

* Communicate at Tradeshows and Air Force forums, strategic initiatives, and delivers messaging to drive strategic thought.


* Lead architecture team to develop and deliver strategic, value-driven, and solution architectures.

* Deliver solution architectures to execution teams, communicating their value and ensuring implementation viability and success

* Chair and contribute to Architecture board to ensure solutions are built in line with architecture and architectures are aligned to business and mission outcomes.


* Build and maintain technology roadmaps ensuring due diligence and a realistic implementation path.

* Drive experiments to evaluate new technologies and methodologies to accelerate project delivery.

* Deliver timely, effective, easily understandable, concise technical studies and market research.

Solution Engineering

* Develop solutions for AZURE cloud service standup, burn-in and sustainment activities.

* Work closely with the engineering team to implement solutions to cloud and data services requirements.

* Assist in triage of other projects/programs and makes technical recommendations to senior-level leadership.


* Utilize highly developed communication skills to achieve stated business outcomes.

* Effectively execute on strategic communications on current and future technology initiatives.

* Communicate strategy and technology with senior stakeholders, leadership and executives.

* Ensure regular, effective communication happens with team members and cross-functional resources.

Leadership / Guidance in Technology Insertion/Delivery

* Serve as leader and subject matter expert in cloud, data analytics, and DevOps technology.

* Provide training and customer technical workshops to drive technology adoption and active customer engagement and participation.

* Build collaborative forums to seek forward thinking solutions and anticipate and drive positive change.



* Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, or other technical field with 10+ years of applicable experience in a technology environment. Additional years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

* Experience delivery of cloud solutions for DoD customers.

* Specific hands-on experience with Microsoft AZURE Cloud architecture.

* Significant demonstrated understanding of modern software development and infrastructure tools, processes and practices, including Agile Development, Cloud, and DevOps.

* Proficiency with a wide range of technology tools, including communications software (social media, email, VTC), standard Office tools, and project management tools.

* Business/Mission Architecture expertise with one or more of the following models (DoDAF, TOGAF, SABSA, etc.).

* Currently possess a DoD Secret security clearance or higher.


* Agile Scrum master certification and expertise.

External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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