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Job #: R-00001499
Location: White Sands, NM
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Systems Engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico to support new and existing NASA Space Network projects located at the NASA White Sands Complex.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Support of the Space Network mission, Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation, and the NASA customer
  • Requirements development, tracking, and analysis
  • Assessment of hardware, network, and/or software system designs
  • Development of technical documentation including test procedures, test and status reports, procurement specifications, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), and Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
  • Development, coordination and presentation of Key Decision Point (KDP) Presentations (e.g. PDCR, SRR, ORR, etc.)
  • Test and integration of new hardware and/or software into existing operational and support systems
  • System analysis with emphasis on operational sustainability, risk, safety and security
  • Use of engineering methodologies and techniques to perform technical trades
  • Proactively identifies technical problems during all project life phases

Typical Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Math, Engineering and 3+ years of demonstrated work experience or Master's Degree in Science, Math, Engineering and + 1 year of experience.
  • 1 year of experience with projects involving NASA or other government processes.

SECURITY CLEARANCE - this position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active security clearance.
  • Familiarity with NASA System Engineering processes or the System Engineering discipline.
  • Prior experience with Space Network and TDRS knowledge.
  • Prior experience with satellite ground station design/implementation, RF theory, and antenna design/operation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal forms with vendors, peers, upper-level management and the NASA customer
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as, effectively juggle multiple tasks and priorities to meet deadlines on multiple projects.
  • Procurement and IV&V experience.
  • The candidate must be a team player with positive interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with others at all levels and effectively partner with internal and external resources.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (i.e. Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, etc.).

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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