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Job #: R-00130480
Location: Remote, GB
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Solutions Architect

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The Role:

As the project Solution Architect, you will be working as part of the engineering team providing critical national infrastructure to a government programme. You will support several changes and will be responsible for their solution, to ensure that each change appropriately integrates with the current mission critical legacy systems and meets the customer needs, including functionality, timescales and costs.

You will be leading other engineering team members to ensure that the design is complete and ensuring that the lower-level design work is consistent with your high-level designs.

The Solution Architect provides leadership in terms of whole system solution, covering technical, service and process aspects. They make use of Subject Matter Experts and specialists to assist them in developing solutions that meet the customer requirements, whilst engaging with systems engineering to ensure that solutions are deliverable and maintainable. Their responsibilities and accountability extend across contracted work (including Cloud Transformation) and on contract growth. The Chief Engineer, Solution Architect, Service Architect and Programme Managers work in partnership to ensure a successful delivery.

What will I be doing?

  • You will be responsible for designing a technical solution that is acceptable to the client within the project constraints of cost, schedule and risk.

  • You will produce high/low level designs that can be used by the engineering team to build a compliant solution.

  • You will engage with the Chief Engineer, Lead Systems Engineer to ensure that solutions are deliverable.

  • Represent the company on customer governance boards.

  • Be the point of contact for customer technical issues and requirements clarification.


  • Accountable to the Program Chief Engineer for the coherence of all system designs and technical proposals, ensuring they meet the specified contractual requirements.

  • Accountable to the Projects Programme Manager for defining a solution that is deliverable within the cost, schedule, and quality constraints.

  • Accountable to the program Chief Architect for defining a solution that aligns with the wider program’s enterprise architecture, strategy and customer agreed technical roadmap.


  • Authority to approve customer requirements, technical designs.

  • Authority to engage with the customer to clarify requirements and how they can be met.

As a leader, you must encourage people to speak freely, create an environment of safety, listen to people, and be an advocate for positive change and innovation.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Ability to independently develop technical solutions to customer problems.

  • Provide overarching architectural guidance.

  • Ability to working under pressure in large multi discipline teams to tight schedules.

  • Ability to lead architecture and engineering teams within the larger project.

  • Ability to engage with stakeholders from multiple areas of the business including product design, service design, operations and the customer.

  • Using excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills to explain complex topics concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.

It would be great if you had any experience in the following, but not essential:

  • Previous experience of creating solutions within a Mission critical or Business critical environment.

  • Experience of infrastructure technologies and security boundaries.

  • Good all round technical knowledge of Linux and Windows environments and Application hosting.

  • Security Management.

  • Service Architecture.

  • Experience in SAFe/Agile delivery Methodology.

  • IBM products such as WebSphere Application Server, DataPower and Business Automation Workflow.

Clearance Required:

  • Due to the nature of the project, the individual must be a UK National and will be required to obtain an SC clearance.

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.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world.  You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team.  We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years.  Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.          

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

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:

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.


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