To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network
Skip to main content

Job #: R-00119575
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Defense

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


The Enterprise and Cyber Solutions (E&CS) Operation within Leidos’ Defense Group is seeking an experienced Chief Engineer to support the Compartmented Enterprise Services Office (CESO) Task Order for the GIG Service Management – Operations II (GSM-O II) contract.   This person should be a seasoned, self-motivated, and professional with at least 12 years of hands-on engineering and thought leadership experience in a variety of classified and virtualized Information Technology environments.  A skilled engineer with solid logic and troubleshooting experience across a wide variety of technologies.  A solid candidate has a broad background, solid written and verbal communication skills, and has experience with transitioning a variety of technologies to the cloud.  Experience with infrastructure as code environments, automating patches and system configurations, and with designing and engineering virtualized and commercial cloud environments, architectures, and designs.

With the CESO program, the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) is looking to transform the existing Secure Web Services (SWS) environment, used to provide secure information sharing to the community, into a more mature service offering to meet the DoD and IC community.  As part of this task order, Leidos will manage the commercial cloud migration and disestablishment of VSD and CIS, fully automate the continuous development & continuous integration environment, fourth estate consolidation, professionalize services – ITIL/DevSecOps based processes, improve the customer experience 1st call resolution, and achieve development of a service catalog for Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) Model.

This position is located primarily in Arlington, VA with occasional/situational travel to Rosslyn, VA or Alexandria, VA.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide continuous development and continuous integration to include operational engineering & integration, release management, implementation & migration, and training & knowledge transfer. Provide technical expertise and leadership to a team of network and cloud engineers, guiding them in the development and execution of projects. Oversea the planning, execution, and completion of engineering projects using an agile methodology. Participate in the design and innovation efforts, ensuring that the products or systems meet quality and performance standards of the operational environment.

Operational Engineering and Integration:

  • Participate in the development, documentation, and maintenance of functional, integration, security, and load/stress testing procedures with Government approval and plans that meet requirements and adhere to defined cyber security and change management policies.
  • Participate in the development of automated testing for all new applications and services developed and deployed into the operational environment.
  • Participate in the development an enduring process for continual testing and acceptance from development into operations in a streamlined efficient manner.
  • Assess and communicate the overall impact and potential risk to services components prior to implementing changes.
  • Validate all new and upgraded services components or services for compliance with CESO security policies.
  • Ensure path to production environments maintain consistent configuration across all services components.
  • Engineer improvements to existing and future CESO technologies in an agile approach while ensuring cyber security and integration requirements are met.

Network Engineering:

  • Recommend WAN/LAN/virtual private network (VPN)/requirements based on mission needs and industry best practices.
  • Support the order of WAN circuits, equipment, and services as defined and required by CESO.
  • Coordinate with CESO, service recipients, and public carriers, as required.
  • Provide data network architecture expertise to meet CESO’s needs.
  • Prepare data network design, engineering, and security plans and schedules to support new and enhanced applications, architectures, and standards.
  • Develop testing and integration procedures, with Government approval, for data network design, engineering and security that meet requirements and adhere to defined policies
  • Sustain, support, and improve the network architecture and designs of the IOC capabilities and SW defined networking architecture as outlined in FOC.
  • Manage all designated data network devices in accordance with CESO policies (including security oversight and change management policies)

Implementation & Migration:

  • Facilitate the migration of customer data and metadata onto the CESO architecture and applications.
  • Develop, document and maintain implementation and migration procedures with Government approval that meet requirements and adhere to defined policies.
  • Notify CESO of equipment migration and redeployment plans and schedules.
  • Review all implementation and migration plans and schedules with CESO.
  • Coordinate implementation and migration support activities with CESO IT staff and contractor IT staff.
  • Install or migrate new and upgraded services components or services into operational environment.
  • Oversee the performance of validation tests on all new and upgraded services components or services.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of hands-on engineering and thought leadership experience in a variety of classified and virtualized Information Technology environments, ideally with federal government. Additional experience may substitute for degree.
  • A skilled engineer with solid logic and troubleshooting experience across a wide variety of technologies. 
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills and has experience with transitioning a variety of technologies to the cloud. 
  • Candidate must possess an active DOD TS/SCI level security clearance and may be asked to obtain CI Poly in future.
  • Experience working in a high op-temp, top secret environment.
  • IAT Level II Baseline Certification (e.g. CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experienced with DISA and DISA’s support to mission partners

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00

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 47,000 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.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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.

This job posting is no longer active.

Related Opportunities

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community