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Cloud Software Solutions Architect

Job Summary:
The Cloud Software Solutions Architect will lead the design and development of Cloud security architectures for protecting data deployed into different types of cloud and cloud/hybrid systems. This position will directly impact the overall enterprise cloud architecture at DHS and lead the security vision and strategy around cloud-based applications.
The Architect will serve as the central point of contact for Enterprise Security for other Technology teams within the organization. The successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to partner with other leaders across the DHS enterprise to identify opportunities and risks and develop and deliver solutions that support business strategies and protect Organization intellectual property.
Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Design and develop security architectures for cloud and cloud/hybrid based systems. Possess a firm understanding of the offerings within VmWare, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Microsoft Azure platforms.  
  • Represents Security Platform in development and implementation of the overall global enterprise cloud architecture.  
  • Acts as the senior technical lead for Enterprise Security while engaging with other senior technical leaders throughout organization in design and implementation of cloud and cloud/hybrid based implementations and solutions.
  • Works with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development organizations to choose appropriate technology solutions.    
  • Develops standards in partnership with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development.  
  • Leads initiatives designed to share knowledge across Security Platforms and/or Technology teams. Identifies, recommends, coordinates, deliver timely knowledge to support teams regarding technologies, processes or tools.
  • Develops and executes strategies to increase Cloud Security knowledge throughout the enterprise.

Basic Qualifications:
The candidate must currently possess or be able to obtain a DHS EOD and be eligible for Top Secret/SCI. 
MS in IT related field or and 15  to 20 years’ experience in an information technology field.  
  • 5 years’ experience with Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, VMware NSX. 
  • Experience architecting solutions within Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, VMware NSX.  
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of security technologies and processes (secure software development (Application Security)
  • Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms (OAuth, OpenID, etc.). 
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services.
  • Experience with enterprise applications (architecture, development, support, and troubleshooting).
  • Evaluate other team members
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated.
  • Sr. Level security or management certification is required, e.g. CISSP, PMP 
External Referral Program

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.
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