Description: Leidos is looking for an experienced Cloud Architect with expertise in the following; designing and optimizing cloud infrastructure and services, a strong application security background, demonstrated success leading and providing guidance to teams, and ability to share experience based vision and direction. We are seeking individuals who are eager to learn and apply concepts in new ways. If designing and building new cloud services and platforms gets you excited, to take on the challenge, then this role is for you. Some of the responsibilities will include; Help to define the future of our cloud automation and container-based deployment strategies. Develop automation methods and services that will be used by various application teams. Work with and guide a variety of application teams, Ops teams and architects in a DevOps environment. Qualifications: REQUIRED SKILLS AND EDUCATION: * Active secret clearance or higher. * Demonstrated experience designing and improving the reliability and operational automation of complex cloud IT systems. * Experience with container management platforms ( Mesos, Swarm, and Kubernetes) and container runtimes (Docker). * Experience with cloud services (AWS and/or Azure). * Experience with addressing performance issues across the whole stack from the applications to operating system. * Expert understanding of cloud fundamental design patterns, Redhat internals and shell programming. * Experience building scalable automation in one of the following; (Python, JSON, Ansible, Puppet and Chef). * Experience building business critical large scale system with availability and scalability. * Understanding and experience with agile software development and DevOps methodologies. * Requires BS degree and 12 + years of prior relevant experience or * Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience, * Security + certification or higher. DESIRED SKILLS: * AWS certification. * Significant hands on software engineering experience. * Successful track record of delivering quality results in complex cross-functional projects. * Experience with large-scale distributed systems, service oriented architectures and micro-services. * Solid understanding of the Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) models. * Java and object-oriented development experience. * Have built scalable cloud native applications and migrated heritage apps. External Referral Eligible 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 www.Leidos.com. 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.