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Job #: R-00091607
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable practices. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Employees enjoy career enrichment opportunities available through mobility and development and experience rewarding relationships with supportive supervisors and talented colleagues and customers. Your most important work is ahead.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos is looking to fill a Lead Systems Engineer position within the Analysis Solutions Division (ASD) to manage National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) IT Operations & Maintenance (O&M) task order. The Lead Systems  Engineer will lead the team’s efforts to provide center-focused, enterprise-level, comprehensive, and flexible IT O&M services. The environment consists of a hybrid data center model and multiple network enclaves supporting a range of applications. The effort includes desktop support, service desk operations, system engineering and management, cybersecurity and secure networking, all within the context of an Agile environment. 

As a leader within the organization, the Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) manages, directs, coordinates, and provides leadership for all aspects of engineering activities. The LSE is also responsible for planning, design, operational system enhancement implementation, test, integration, and deployment of a range of products and/or services. The LSE ensures sound engineering practices are followed. Duties are performed personally or through subordinate supervisors. The LSE manages or directs professional employees, supervisors, and/or other managers and generally has budget and deadline responsibilities in the area managed. In addition, the LSE provides direction for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering activities, maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly. Finally, the LSE manages or directs engineering staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, performance evaluation, and disciplinary actions. The successful candidate must be comfortable with being technically challenged on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous program success and evolution. The work location is in Bethesda at the Intelligence Community Campus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the definition, development and implementation of new and/or emerging technologies and processes for the user facing and backend IT systems
  • Chair and/or participate in center-wide level boards and review processes (ERBs, ROMB, architecture reviews, etc.) 
  • Support the engineering team in the design, integration, and security posture of products for the environment - COTS, GOTS, and/or Leidos developed
  • Manage the baseline to include the routine and out of cycle updates, as well as the development of system release schedules which meet program objectives and present those schedules to leadership and the customer
  • Develop and maintain documentation and diagrams that adhere to program quality standards
  • Actively participate and mentor team members in solution design, process and/or approaches
  • Coordinate receipt of new technology solutions provided by Engineering to meet current and future mission needs
  • Coordinate, conduct, and participate in collaboration meetings with, and on behalf of the Government
  • Identify system integrity issues and solutions for the full system lifecycle
  • Effectively lead a geographically dispersed multi-discipline team to achieve the program schedule and all deliverable requirements
  • Coordinate with Operations Leads and subcontractor teams to effectively build and deploy new system baselines and revisions
  • Plan, manage, and enforce Customer hardware, software, and process baseline standards
  • Provide support metrics and reporting to leadership
  • Assist leadership with planning schedules and ensure proper personnel coverage for support activities

Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in systems engineering or an IT related discipline.
  • At least 12 years of relevant experience with IT organizational structure, Acquisition policies, and ITSM processes.
  • Technical leadership experience (3 years minimum) leading a medium-to-large program supporting design, development, integration, and testing of a complex, multi-component system.
  • Working experience with CMDB and ITSM systems.
  • Experience with ITIL, ITSM and hardware and software utilized for operations and support of data center resources utilized to manage, operate, or run applications, database systems, and end user access 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member under tight deadlines with changing priorities.
  • Ability to mentor and lead a technical team to include functional management of direct reports
  • Understanding of and experience with a managed services approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate and work effectively with other contractors and Government civilians.
  • Highly organized with strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Up to 25% travel may be required to support activities at each primary duty location   
  • Strong project management skills
  • TS/SCI w/Polygraph required.
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-7 years' experience with the current ITIL & ITSM processes.
  • 5-7 years' experience with a current NMEC IT organizational structure, Acquisition policies.
  • Current technical certifications in Cisco, networks storage, HP and Dell computers.
  • PMP certification or equivalent certification.
  • ITIL v3 professional certification
  • Experience in implementing managed services approach in a multiple contractor environment.
  • Customer-service and goal oriented.
  • Knowledge of end user and data center technologies, related scientific principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Experience with Agile or Waterfall development methodologies
  • Experience working with hardware and software vendors to provide highest availability, highest throughput and processing for applications and end user access 

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

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.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

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.

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If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

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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