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Job #: TR-660202
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:
Leidos Defense and Intelligence Group is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with direct National Leadership Command and Control (NLCC) background to support our DISA team. Work is to be performed at DISA headquarters, Ft Meade, MD.

About the Program:

Senior Defense Department officials have chartered a the Joint System Engineering and Integration Office (JSEIO) located at the DISA Fort Meade Headquarter Complex. The JSEIO is the focal point for the Department in leading technical activities related to system-of-systems engineering of secure and survivable communications solutions under all possible environmental conditions. Specifically, this office provides systems engineering and technical integration across the three National Leadership Command and Control (NLCC) mission areas to include: Presidential/Senior Leadership Communications, Continuity-of-Operations Planning (COOP) / Continuity-of-Government (COG) Communications, and Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3).

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be a part of a major new design opportunity that will focus on engineering, analysis, and documentation of current and objective Enterprise Architectures. This will involve architecture development/trade-offs for acquisition strategy decisions to evolve the Nuclear C3 System into a broader Strategic C3/National Leadership Command Capability (NLCC).

You will participate on the technical design team for the future presidential senior leadership and COOP/COG architecture development efforts that will describe and integrate all current planning for modification, upgrade, evolution, and modernization of existing nuclear C3 system components forming the foundation for the NLCC. These activities will focus on implementing System-of-System methodologies and integrating current system architectures of Senior Leader, COOP/COG, and NC3 components into a detailed, NLCC enterprise architecture.

Your direct responsibilities include developing recommendations concerning continuation, modification, or elimination of current national leader and nuclear C3 system enhancement plans and collecting and assessing current proven solutions and emerging concepts for national and nuclear C3 Interface with SAIC team and other Subject Matter Experts to leverage expertise will be essential to the success of the NLCC Architecture.
You will assess the ability of the current and planned capabilities to achieve the desired NLCC and nuclear C2 mission outcomes and execute the identified tasks, under the full range of operating conditions to fully meet the Nuclear Technical Proficiency Criteria (NTPC) standards. Gaps or redundancies will be identified, the attributes and parameters of nuclear C3 systems will be used to fill the gaps, and operational mission priorities will also be used for the elimination of gaps or redundancies.

To be successful, you should have exceptional writing, briefing skills, and technical enterprise leadership are a foundational element of the support needed to meet the customer challenges. You will be responsible for documenting and articulating aspects of the critical architecture products and NLCC systems capabilities. Some of the other JSEIO products you will work with include technology assessment reports, technology implementation plans, systems engineering documentation, and alternative analysis reports.

BS in technical engineering related fields plus 10+ years experience OR MS in technical engineering and 8+ years of experience

You must hold an active TS/SCI clearance
Required Qualifications

Strong experience with nuclear C3 missions, systems, and operational procedures currently used with the strategic nuclear capable forces in support of presidential and joint staff nuclear communications. Demonstrated ability to prepare nuclear C3 analysis, documentation, and reports.

Experience developing system-of-systems functional mission architectures and capabilities using proven methodologies for complex DOD communications based programs including migration of legacy systems into modernized net-centric, service oriented architectures.

Experience conducting system-of-systems architecture/performance trade-off analysis, and engineering designs of nuclear C3 systems.

Understanding of, and experience with operations and technical characteristics of nuclear C3 systems to include strategic communications systems, sensor and radar systems, and communications systems deployed at nuclear command centers and on nuclear capable platforms.

Thorough understanding of national policy, DOD/Joint Staff guidance, and technical performance criteria requirements regarding nuclear C3 operations.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to apply system engineering techniques and enterprise architecture concepts to specific secure and survivable communications development tasks in a structured approach that supports the five nuclear C2 mission functions and emerging NLCC requirements.

Expertise in the areas of DOD acquisition/requirements processes, systems analysis, engineering, and nuclear weapons effects regarding communications within the Nuclear C3 System.

Knowledge of secure video conferencing requirements and how these requirements can be used for decision support and situational awareness tools for senior decision makers.

Knowledge of activity, data and process modeling techniques and practices to include EA documentation requirements. Hands-on experience with EA development modeling tools is a plus.

Experience working with senior nuclear C3 and other NLCC community stakeholders such as OSD (NII), Joint Staff, and USSTRATCOM.

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:
Top Secret/SCI


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Systems Engineering


Defense & Intel
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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