Software Architect

$101,400 - $183,300 / Year 
Senior level

Job Description


The National Security Sector of Leidos is looking for a Software Architect to support a critical Department of Defense Logistics Management System. As a Software Architect, you will provide critical thought leadership and direction to push the limits of system design and innovation in support of stakeholder requirements. You will be responsible for translating complex problems into elegant solutions and shaping business technology strategies. This role will architect and implement cutting edge technology solutions, mentor engineers and will act as an evangelist in technology architectures and ways of working. With a focus on providing senior technical leadership, this role will be a key influencer of Leidos’ next generation of Microservices, API, Data, and Cloud Computing technology platforms.

This position is hybrid with 2-3 days a week in the Mechanicsburg PA Software Factory.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead technical projects with a range of development teams to architect, build, design, and scale next-generation technology platforms.
  • Help ensure designs provide system quality attributes such as reliability, availability, scalability, and performance.
  • Work with development teams to communicate architectural designs and project plans to key stakeholders.
  • Influence and establish best engineering practices through solid design decisions, processes and tools.
  • Set goals, strategies, and oversee the deployment of large-scale projects across multiple technologies.
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of software engineering, cloud technologies and data engineering to define target architectures, patterns, and processes.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring of engineering teams, working closely with architects and business leaders.
  • Lead tool and technology selection. Drive standardization and reuse of industry leading technology across the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of software engineering experience or a Master’s Degree with 6+ years of software engineer experience. Additional experience, certifications, or trainings may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in building/implementing high performance scalable Microsoft .NET applications.
  • US citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience with Unified Modeling Language (UML) or other modeling technique to visualize new systems and communicate them effectively.
  • Expert in design, development, and deployment of highly scalable Microsoft .NET Management Information Systems and Application Program Interfaces (API).
  • Deeply familiar with software architecture, Azure/AWS, applications development, database design, and DevOps practices to create a DevOps environment.
  • Ability to lead a team and coordinate with several others. Ability to delegate work efficiently so that deadlines are met while also managing multiple projects at the same time.
  • Responsible for determining client needs and thinking of ways to optimize their experience. Able to develop multiple solutions to solve a problem and make the right decision.
  • Able to work in teams and collaborate with a broad range of developers, functional analysts, DevOps engineers, project managers, users, and external stakeholders.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail to ensure every aspect of the project is taken into consideration for elevating the user’s experience.
  • Create software development designs and project plans in a systematic manner. Uses a methodical and organized manner to efficiently design complex and large-scale system using models and diagrams.


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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.

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.

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