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Systems Architect (Greenbellt, MD)

*Duties and Responsibilites:*
-The candidate will be responsible for performing program and or project level systems architecture design and documentation tasks for numerous Census specific applications in a Systems of Systems (SoS) environment in preparation for the Decennial Census using established engineering processes and USCB policy and procedures.
-The candidate will perform on a multi-discipline team to make architectural design recommendations to ensure applications are secure, scalable, and reliable to support the Decennial mission. Additionally, support other program team members with ensuring the infrastructure environment (On-Premise Data Center & Cloud) is sized to support the scale of the Decennial Census.
-Work to review and/or establish system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems. Document technical recommendations and design artifacts in program deliverable reports and status briefings that recommend appropriate design architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
-Ensure these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, as they apply to the implementation and specification of information management solution of the application platform, across the API, and the external environment/software application. Ensure that the common operating environment is compliant with the USCB enterprise architecture and applicable reference models.
-Design architectural solutions for problems identified by the Technical Readiness Assessment teams in workflows,organization, and planning and develop appropriate corrective actions.
Typically requires BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience.
Senior Information Technology (IT) Engineer who performs as a recognized authority in his/her field and exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness; applies and/or develops highly advanced principles, theories and concepts in managing large scale contracts; acts independently to resolve major problems; manages, leads and advises staff members in order to meet established objectives; responsible to accomplish long range objectives; self-supervised; decisions have a prolonged positive effect on organization's reputation and business posture; consultant to senior management and prime spokesperson to customer on company capabilities and future efforts*.*
*Experience* with enterprise software projects including utility front/back office application integration. Full Project Lifecycle experience, including definition, requirements gathering, design, construction, testing and deployment. Demonstrated ability to architect and deliver solutions with minimal supervision.
Ability to utilize and apply project management and technical governance to ensure control of the engineering technical baseline. Plan to ensure work products and deliverables are developed and delivered according to program schedules
** *Experience* in working in all phase of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and capability to work in both waterfall and agile development processes. Experience with SAFe preferred.
Working expert knowledge with industry standard Enterprise Architecture (EA) methodologies and frameworks such as Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), etc.
*Experience* working with major vendors (hardware and software)
Working knowledge of application and infrastructure development methodologies and industry best practices.
** *Experience* working with Micro-services, Structured Query Language (SQL) / NO-SQL, and or Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Unified Modeling Language (UML), Architecture Patterns, Performance Modeling and Interface Definition
*Experience* with Federal Systems development and integration with emphasis on Systems architectures analysis and development.
*Tools/Technology Experience:* AWS Architecture (hands-on knowledge), Service Oriented Architecture design Principles, Message Architecture (TIBCO,MQ), DB Architecture (Oracle,MS SQLServer), JAVA J2EE, Web Design Architecture, MS SharePoint environment, knowledge/experience working with architectural tools such as Erwin, System Architect, MS Visio, MS Office Suite. Candidates should expect to work extensively with AWS, EA Sparx, and MS Office Suite.
*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 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.