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Job #: R-00101530
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Military & Veterans Health Solutions (MVHS) / Leidos Health Group has an opening for an ESCM Chief Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of geographically dispersed software and cloud experts supporting the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and its mission to modernize its supply chain in support of Veterans and their families.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing, designing, architecting, developing, operating, and sustaining a mission-focused supply chain system across the VA. The Chief Engineer will lead key business efforts to modernize Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, systems, engineering, and security across the VA by offering transformative mission-focused IT, rapid and secure software solutions, managed services, engineering services, and cybersecurity solutions.

Specific program execution activities include oversight for all engineering-related processes and projects while in the engineering phase; oversight of a team of engineers with expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, network infrastructure, client engineering, access control, and software. As the Chief Engineer the successful candidate will lead program systems engineering activities that include Concept of Operations Formulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System & Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Estimation, Decision Analysis and Resolution. Some travel required.


  • Support design, development, integration, testing, and operational fielding of an enterprise supply chain system that provides asset visibility, supports enterprise decision-making, and reduces supply chain risk

  • Develop system release schedules that meet program objectives and present those schedules to leadership and the customer

  • Effectively lead a geographically dispersed multi-discipline team to achieve the program schedule and all deliverable requirements

  • Coordinate with the integrated product team (IPT) and subcontractor teams to effectively build and deploy new system baselines and revisions

  • Interface with Government customers, support contractors, and teammates

  • Plan, manage, and enforce ARL-E hardware, software, and process baseline standards

  • Create and maintain documentation associated with support activities

  • Provide support metrics and reporting to leadership

  • Maintain performance of subsystem as systems are tested and checkouts completed

  • Troubleshooting to isolate system faults and perform repairs

  • Assist leadership with planning schedules and ensuring proper personnel coverage for support activities

  • Support the engineering team in the design, integration, and security posture of products (COTS, GOTS, Leidos-developed)

  • Manage and deploy annual and out of cycle baseline updates

  • Develop engineering design and test plans to meet all system requirements

  • Develop and maintain engineering documentation and diagrams


This position requires a diverse experience managing lifecycle development, implementation of large, complex, enterprise systems along with the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in systems engineering with 12+ years in the IT field or bachelor’s degree with 15+ relevant experience in lieu of an advanced degree

  • Leading IT projects to deliver and transform IT services that help solve complex customer problems

  • Prior technical roles within similar organizations with growing duties and responsibilities

  • Strong knowledge of health IT market, standards, technologies, products, and competitors

  • Demonstrated experience driving innovation and transformation into existing mature businesses

  • Leading the technical strategic direction across an organization and overall technical execution across program performance and proposal development

  • Expertise in system-of-system implementation, digital modernization, military health/supply chain information management systems, and cyber solutions to actively participate in the definition and implementation of the long-term technology components supporting the business organization

  • Experience with Agile or Waterfall development methodologies

  • Thought leadership with ability to lead and shape strategic thinking and execution

  • Possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and organizational and verbal/written communication skills

  • Ability to influence and persuade others, as well as handle difficult negotiations requiring a well-developed sense of strategy

  • Ability to mentor, lead, and promote talent

DESIRED SKILLS-How do they stand out?

  • Experience with supply chain processes and procedures and their alignment to VA requirements, programs, and objectives

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Experience with Earned Value Management or Project Management

  • Proven track record years of successfully shaping customer acquisition and IT enterprise requirements

  • Policy analysis experience including alignment with customers’ strategic objectives

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

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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