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    Systems Architect Lead

    Leidos - Workday
    Reston, VA 20190
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description


    Job Description:

    The Homeland Security Solutions Operation within Leidos is looking for a Systems Architect Lead to provide leadership on a mission-critical program in the Enterprise Architecture team within Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) in Customs and Border Protection (CBP). PSPD supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP critical missions, specifically screening and processing travelers at the ports of entry (POEs) into the United States.

    The Systems Architect Lead plays a key role in Enterprise Architecture team. The Systems Architect Lead will provide the solution strategy, application design and development, cloud migration and assist in execution of systems and infrastructure information technology (IT) and support services using Agile methodologies and DevOps practices.

    The Systems Architect Lead will visualize, analyze, model, and maintain all systems, software, processes and architectures. The Systems Architect will use his/her self-motivation to show initiative to identify, research, design, develop, and promote solutions that enhance the modern development environment

    Primary Responsibilities:
    •The Systems Architect Lead is responsible for dividing large and complex systems into manageable subsystems that can be handled by individual teams / engineers, especially how other systems and users will interact with the deliverable.
    •Recommend the technologies and resources to be used in its design and implementation. 
    •Defines system solutions based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms. 
    •Works with Enterprise Architecture team and assists in development of policies for standardizing systems, development tools 
    •Must be a self-starter, strong leader, and have the ability to work independently with little supervision.

    Basic Qualifications:
    •12-15 Years of experience in software architecture design and development,
    •Extensive understanding and experience visualizing, analyzing, modeling, and maintaining systems, software, processes and architectures.
    •Experience with the C4 model for visualizing software architecture (
    •Experience with modern architecture diagraming software, especially Sparx Enterprise Architect tool.
    •Experience creating and maintaining these diagram types:
    •context diagrams
    •container diagrams
    •deployment diagrams
    •sequence diagrams
    •timing diagrams
    •dependency diagrams
    •entity relationship diagram (ERD)
    •requirements traceability diagrams
    •activity diagrams
    •state machine diagrams
    •component diagrams
    •data modeling
    •business processes
    •relationship matrix
    •Demonstrated experience designing and implementing complex IT solutions on a large Program
    •Demonstrated experience designing and modernizing complex enterprise networks and legacy IT systems, including developing effective COOP/DR solutions
    •Excellent communication and written skills
    •US Citizen
    •Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance
    •BA/BS or equivalent experience and 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 12+ years or prior relevant experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    •Demonstrated experience in network and cyber security design, engineering and operations with emphasis on DHS capabilities
    •Demonstrated experience using Splunk dashboard configuration
    •Experience with NIST SP 800 series or ISO 27000 series documents for information security management and risk assessment
    •Demonstrated experience with server virtualization technologies such as VMware, Citrix, or Hyper-V 
    •Demonstrated experience with operating systems such as RedHat Linux and Windows Server
    •Demonstrated experience in ITIL, ISO20000 / ISO27001 implementations
    •At least one nationally recognized vendor certification
    •Cloud Technical, Business or TCO Accreditation
    •Cloud Architect, DevOps or SysOps Associate or Professional Certification
    •Active CBP BI
    •CBP experience


    External Referral Bonus:


    Potential for Telework:


    Clearance Level Required:

    Public Trust


    Yes, 10% of the time

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    Job Family:

    Systems Engineering

    Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

    Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

    Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

    Posting ID: 564985148Posted: 2020-08-06