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Job #: R-00009917
Location: CO Springs, CO
Category: Physicist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Chief Scientist for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex (NCMC) - Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC-ITW/AA) and Space Support Contract II (NISSC II).

The Chief Scientist will be responsible for contract support to Missile Warning Database (MWD) and Threat Processing Algorithm analysis and updates. S/he will support the Government Program Office (GPO) Chief Scientist Office to maintain the accuracy and relevancy of missile characterization data and missile threat impact algorithms. S/he will be an expert in the Physics and Mathematics underpinning the algorithmic modeling of ballistic missile threats.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical information to support the Government Chief Scientist at board meetings, panels, working groups, summits, and Technical Interchange Meetings
  • Provide regular updates to Missile Warning Database (MWD) algorithms, analyze the MWD algorithms regularly for errors, analyze intelligence data for database impacts and incorporate the results into alogrithm updates
  • Prototype updates to Missile Threat Processing Algorithms in NISSC covered systems to evaluate algorithmic changes for impacts to attack characterization implementations
  • Conduct analysis of the Missile Warning (MW) algorithm performance based on real world events
  • Research and modify MW algorithm changes based on technological advances
  • Review and update MW algorithm documentation

Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD in Physics or related field and 13+ years of relevant experience with Missile Threat Processing algorithms, missile attack characterization, and theater MW sensor data
  • Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization and meeting with stakeholders to formulate, review, and execute task plans and deliverable items.
  • Experience presenting briefings to senior customer management, customer stakeholders, and company management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior Air Force Space Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Command, Electronic Systems Center experience or similar experience with the Space Surveillance mission area.


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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