Software Architect & DevOps Lead
Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people and our community. Our mission and our values guide the way we do business. The foundation of our Leidos culture is our Values, Beliefs and Expectations by which we select, recognise and reward employees. They create the environment that drives us toward our mission. Inspired to make a difference, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest problems.
Passionate about customer success by being determined to understand and respond to our customers’ needs as if they were our own.
United as a team, we are bound together by our conviction that ethics and integrity is core to how we operate.
Are you ready for your next challenge?
Because of a key strategic development and a new exciting business opportunity, we have a requirement for a security-cleared, combined Software Architect & DevOps Lead based in the UK working at our Farnborough site and remotely.
Leidos has more than 30 years’ experience of developing and running some of the largest government Biometric systems in the world. We are currently hiring to expand our UK based technical team who support our biometrics services for UK Govt. If you have biometrics or identity systems experience and want to learn more please apply for one of our vacancies. Come join our team and further develop your skills as we develop the system and grow the use of biometric modalities that include fingerprints, facial recognition, DNA and voice.
Being part of the Leidos team is a commitment to push yourself and those around you to do better, constantly adapt and learn new technologies. We’re a passionate team and are committed to developing and growing our staff.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
As a result of some exciting programme wins, we currently have a permanent vacancy for a security-cleared, combined Software Architect & DevOps Lead to support the transition & development (inc capability upgrades) of an IT application and infrastructure solution providing support to a critical operational end user.
The Software Architect & DevOps Lead Engineer will be responsible for managing a multi supplier pipeline over multiple secure environments. The role requires guiding and giving input into multiple suppliers into developing a delivery pipeline and reporting back to key stakeholders. The role will involve giving guidance to the infrastructure team and the network team to setup the components required for delivery into the client estate. The role will provide technical exposure variance across both outcomes-based project activities and Operational (Business as Usual) support activities.
Your passions and experience will help you become a technical specialist and process owner with our Operations Support services including service improvement and add further value to our service offerings. You will be expected to contribute towards the creation and ongoing maintenance of technical documentation and provide material to support the Project work or the Operational Support service.
The Software Architect & DevOps Lead Engineer will provide input and expertise to senior engineers to maintain alignments with best practices and recommending system improvements while overseeing the automated deployment, roll-back, monitoring of applications delivering into multiple development, test and production environments.
This individual is expected to create an environment for innovation and technical mentoring. You will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant results on project or operational deliverables, whilst also owning a variety of processes and activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPIs and SLAs. You must be an effective communicator, and comfortable directly engaging with customers and colleagues. You must also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to technical challenges.
Your Role and Responsibilities;
Provide architecture skills and produce solution designs as part of the delivery and growth processes
Work with delivery teams to design and implement and integrate modern, scalable products using a range of new and emerging technologies
Lead on all development and deployment solution aspects including creating pipeline processes and providing your deep technical expertise to Leidos programme teams
Collaborate with customers on all aspects of deployment and delivery including the assurance and integration of services to meet the needs of multiple lines of business
Recognise and exploit business opportunity by leveraging architecture and design best practice
Communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries, understanding the context
We are looking for someone with excellent organisation, communication and leadership skills who has:
In-depth experience with and detailed knowledge of both waterfall and agile software development methodologies
Have an understanding of DevOps tooling including Jira, Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins and other pipeline technologies
Experience with software engineering best practices for:Java, Python, BPEL
Have experience of containerisation concepts and tools such as Docker and Kubernetes (AKS)
Have experience of system integration methodologies
Have experience of API development and management, including rigorous test and assurance processes
Have good general knowledge of Networking Technologies including load balancing and firewalls
Have excellent knowledge of Windows Server Environments, including OS build, AD, DNS, DHCP and GP from design to implementation and support
Have excellent knowledge of Linux Environments including network administration, and networking protocols/functions (e.g., HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, DNS)
Have good general knowledge of Microsoft Stack technologies such as MS SQL, MS System Centre, Office365, MS Exchange & CLI tooling such as PowerShell
Database technologies including MySQL, PostgreSQL and Cassandra
Experience with Web Services, APIs and Data Distribution Protocols
Have excellent analysis and problem solving skills, taking ownership of complex incidents ensuring these are resolved to the satisfaction of the customer
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
Who We Are:
Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.
Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.
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.