Solutions Architect

Leidos Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

Solutions Architect Gaithersburg MD or Ashburn VA

The Solutions Architect (SA) has primary and multi-disciplinary skills to cost-effectively architect a large scale, high availability, high security telecommunication infrastructure comprised of information services and networking capabilities required to support the National Airspace System (NAS) operations and administrative functions.

The SA interprets customer requirements and develops internal requirements and design solutions based on alternative analysis, providing detailed assessments against requirements (technical, cost, business, security, schedule), establishing the overall system architecture baselines. The SA is responsible for meeting the business and technical requirements for the organization's overall objectives. The SA will provide vision and technical direction to all the system areas including the Wide Area Network, Network Management, Network Security, Operations Support System/Business Support System (OSS/BSS) and transition from the currently deployed system. The SA must demonstrate in depth experience and be considered an expert in the wireline and wireless telecommunication and networking domain.


  • Assesses customer objectives, goals, intents, requirements, standards, etc. and re-craft these multifaceted constituents to re-state the problem and translate into high level system objectives and requirements.

  • Establishes and maintains the system baseline.

  • Performs customer requirement interpretation, develops internal requirements to support the design and delivery of the system.

  • Establishes architecture baselines and works with the engineering team to allocate requirements to all elements of the system.

  • Leads the development of trade-off alternatives evaluating make-buy feasibility by performing concept exploration using established trade-off techniques to identify the best solution inclusive of cost, schedule, function, performance, security, and risk using figures of merit.

  • Develops realistic use cases and scenarios that the program will encounter and tests various solutions performing proof of concept demonstrations or experiments.

  • Evaluates architecture solutions and creates models of the target architecture alternatives to study the positive/negative effects.

  • Develops technical performance measurement objectives and produces TPM models to track progress in meeting the performance baseline.

  • Documents the design with multiple views for various usage levels (technical architectural level, business level, operational level, maintenance level, etc.)

  • Develops the system, subsystem and hardware/software specifications inclusive of a concurrent engineering team.

  • Verifies conformance of the design to specification requirements and the established baseline.

  • Produces engineering work products for the system under design to include: network communications hardware, software/platforms, systems, sparing plans, operational parameters, specifications, plans and reports.

  • Identifies and quantifies risks and develops mitigation strategies.

  • Organizes and optimizes the integration of systems, businesses and people so that the interaction is highly efficient and operates as a whole.

  • Designs and defines interfaces between subsystems and external entities minimizing the amount of information to be exchanged between the subsystems and external entities.

  • Develops transition strategies, plans and processes for migration from a legacy system and for co-evolving components of systems and their integration.

  • Works with software engineering to develop and interpret requirements in the context of components and systems.

  • Establishes a bills of material (BOM) baseline for software and hardware and defines the inventory management control system.

  • Establishes reliability, maintainability and availability objectives and works with RMA engineering disciplines to define solutions to meet these objectives.

  • Support system integration, test, acceptance and operations/maintenance during all phases of a program.

  • Co-Chairs the Architecture Review board.

  • Conducts system requirements reviews, design reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews with concurrent engineering teams and contractors to monitor and measure the progress of the system being designed.

  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Enhances the engineering team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of architectural solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.


  • Typically requires Masters with 15 - 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 - 16 years of prior relevant experience. A minimum of 10+ years of experience as a solutions architect in the telecommunications field

  • Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies such as autonomous networking, SDN, NFV, Cloud, DevOps, SecDevOps.

  • Expert Working knowledge of telecommunications as applied to systems engineering

  • Experience working with US Government specifications and standards

  • Proven portfolio of large complex telecommunication programs that required high level system architecture/design and applied system life cycle processes

  • Working knowledge of the FAA and their engineering practices

  • Public Trust clearance or higher level clearance attained

  • Must have Excellent communication and proven writing skills (including proposal writing) to work with all levels of customer and internal organizations


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 32,000 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.

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