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Job #: R-00103291
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to perform as a Multi-Function Systems Analyst and be accountable for the quality of services delivered on the GSM-O II program.  The GSM-O II program is a 24x7x365 Global O&M performance-based services contract for the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).  Services include: Engineering Transition and Implementation Capabilities, Network Operations, Engineering, System Support, Maintenance, and Net Assurance, Information Assurance, Network Security & other related projects/innovations.  The QA Engineer will ensure all performance standards, measures, and contract deliverables are in conformance with the contract and performance work statement (PWS), the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP), Leidos’ EngineeringEdge NextGen (EENG) standard methodologies, industry standards and best practices, and the GSMO II Quality Management Plan (QMP).  As opportunities to improve process and performance present themselves, the QA Engineer will facilitate and guide the improvement to ensure effective implementation is achieved.

This position is based in Arlington/Alexandria, VA with some potential for hybrid telework (up to 25% of the time). Some travel between GSM-O sites will be required (all sites are in Arlington or Alexandria).

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain adherence to the program Quality Management System.
  • Ensure compliance with the PWS, the QASP, EENG, ISO (namely 9001:2015), CMMI-SVC, and the GSMO QMP.
  • Partner with internal and external customers in facilitating/leading lean six sigma structured improvement activities (SIAs).  
  • partner with customer and GSMO management to lead efforts that continually drive the enhancement of the workflows to which GSMO is a stakeholder.
  • Facilitate and participate in continual improvements to procedures.
  • Effectively identify and facilitate process improvement, enabling multiple domain experts to come together to identify and adopt process or technology improvements.
  • Identify areas for potential improvement and work with the program team to vet and mature each opportunity.
  • Develop workflows, operating procedures and work instructions for enterprise-wide daily execution, automation, and reporting that allows for proactive assessment of performance while maintaining acceptable quality levels.
  • Ensure product development and services processes meet customer expectations.
  • Proactively facilitate sessions / dialogue with key stakeholders and conduct trend analyses on performance issues to help evaluate predictive behaviors / outcomes.
  • Establish mechanisms to actively monitor performance measurement and metrics.
  • Interface with service delivery teams to refine performance measurements and lead working groups to establish mission-oriented measurements (e.g. KPIs). 
  • Update and implement associated Quality Control Plans.
  • Monitor workflow and process compliance and track corrective actions to closure.
  • Support development sprints (as applicable) and ensure testing is conducted according to plan. 
  • Review process outputs to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct internal audits and reviews to ensure compliance.
  • Execute audit approach and define thresholds to assess audit results.
  • Document and work to resolve nonconformities and requirement escapes via root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action.  Routinely report progress on resolution to management.
  • Integrate closely with the program team to implement and execute the quality management system.
  • Support Quality actions and responsibilities across the program as required.
  • Monitor and track quality action items and quality issues through resolution.
  • Identify and report project quality risks to program management.
  • Facilitate contributions to the Risk and Opportunity Register and Lessons Learned Register.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a related discipline with 8+ years of related experience (or MS and 6+ years). Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • DoD Secret clearance required to start plus ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Experience conducting Structured Improvement Activities (SIAs), managing performance metrics, and conducting quality audits
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and documentation skills
  • Experience in ISO 9001:2015 and CMMI-SVC Industry Standards and Best Practices.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between customer sites in Arlington and Alexandria as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Government and DoD IT and security policies and requirements
  • Current industry certifications in quality management and or service management such as ISO 9001-20000 and ITIL.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00

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 45,000 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

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