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Job #: R-00095200
Location: Remote, US
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos CIO is looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Systems Engineer to join our growing Systems & Solution Engineering team. In this role, you will partner with project teams and the wider CIO teams to guide, mentor, and grow our Systems Engineering practice and processes. You will help the teams to tailor our standard processes to their projects to improve the quality and affordability of delivered solutions. You should have prior experience in the role of a System Engineer on medium sized projects using both traditional and agile project methodologies.  This position is open to 100% telecommute.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for executing systems engineering activities for projects as requested. This includes:  Concept and System Definition,  Requirements Definition,  System Design & Architecture, Verification & Validation, Risk Management, System Integration, Technical Decision Making and Trade Studies.  

  • Assist in developing the CONOPS, requirements, and design for projects.

  • Mentor engineers on specific System Engineering disciplines and artifacts and encourage the development of a System Engineering mindset.

  • Grow to lead other Systems Engineers on the portfolio of projects we support.

  • Advise leadership on projects that deviate from approved SE best practices (in accordance with the TPB).

  • Work with the wider Strategy, Architecture & Engineering (SAE) team to define and tailor the System Engineering process for CIO projects and teams and for various multiple development methodologies including  Scrum Agile, SAFe Agile, and Waterfall.

  • Provide a process bridge between System Engineering and the Program Management Office (for the PLC).

  • Assist projects tailor the standard processes and artifacts for their needs. 

  • Work to identify the engineering artifacts required for the project based on its size and complexity.

  • Collaborate with System Engineering TCC, SECoP and Leidos EngineeringEdge teams.

  • Plan and conduct Artifact and Process Reviews if Requested.

  • Conduct Lunch-and-learn Training on Systems Engineering Best Practice Processes & Procedures.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field and at least 12 years of relevant experience.

  • Has been the System Engineering lead for complex medium sized projects, or team lead for a major segment of a large project.

  • Comprehensive understanding of System Engineering principles, practices and lifecycles; detailed understanding of most System Engineering competency areas.

  • Hands-on experience working with internal or external customers.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Excellent facilitation skills to address project needs, risk and issues

  • Ability to lead teams.

  • Ability to influence and build team consensus to achieve on project and organizational goals

  • Must be capable of effectively planning and prioritizing tasking and communicating clearly regarding technical options and trade-offs.

  • Must be capable of performing high quality work both independently and with a team in a fast-moving environment.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Must be US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Model based systems engineering (MBSE) experience.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: technical documentation development; Test Driven Development (TDD) experience; CAMEO.

  • Prior experience in Process Flow documentation.

  • Systems Engineering discipline (INCOSE)

  • Agile Methodology & Framework Knowledge (ie. Scrum, SAFe) having acted as a member of an agile team.

  • Project Management discipline (PMP).

  • Experience coaching product delivery teams.

  • Experience in metrics-based continual process improvement

  • For internal candidates, experience with Leidos EngineeringEdge a plus.

  • Familiarity with Lean Systems Engineering principles and practices

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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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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