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Job #: R-00129663
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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The Applied Science Division of the Leidos Innovation Center is seeking a talented technical Program Manager for Autonomous Systems.  Working within our Guidance, Navigation, Control, and Autonomy branch, you will help our customers solve some of their most challenging problems in autonomous systems by leveraging unique modeling and simulation, software, and algorithm solutions.  You will leverage existing unique capabilities from across the company as well as propose and develop new capabilities to meet customer requirements.  With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Work will be based in the Dayton, Ohio area!

Primary Responsibilities

As the Program Manager, you will manage a multi-faceted architecture and software development effort of importance to the company and the customer. You will identify, develop, engage and retain a high performance program team that crosses organizational and geographical boundaries.  You will seek out and identify unfilled customer needs in order to grow the scope of your program beyond its current bounds. 

You will keep the program “sold” by not only ensuring on-time Leidos deliveries, but working side by side with the client to understand the nuances of what will help the program succeed in the end user’s eyes.  This will require lots of listening, and maintaining open communications, both with the customer and internal to our team.  As our face to the customer, is imperative that you have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • A minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience (or Masters degree and 6+ years) in program management and engineering fields
  • 4+ years of experience supervising or leading a development team, preferably one with software deliverables
  • Must be a U.S Citizen
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Prior experience running programs within the federal market, preferably valued at $5M or more
  • History of successfully leading and managing a program of (at least) moderate complexity, consisting of multiple technical disciplines providing products or R&D innovations
  • Working knowledge of industry best practices in program and project management, overseeing software architecture and development
  • Experience developing system-level and software architecture solutions to address mission needs
  • Familiarity with open architectures and open system standards
  • Willingness to collaborate across internal organizational lines
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, and foster technical talent in order to meet customer requirements
  • Willing to travel up to 20% as needed to ensure program success of the Leidos team and potential subcontractors across a geographically distributed team
  • Familiarity working to government standards
  • Willingness to work within a collaborative team environment.
  • Familiarity with DoD Tactics Techniques and Procedures, especially related to flight projects.
  • Experience with requirements management and risk management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Within commute distance of Dayton, OH.
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed organization.
  • Experience providing technical direction to subcontractors as part of an integrated team.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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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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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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