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Job #: R-00010201
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for an experienced Associate Chief Systems Engineer (ACE) to provide technical expertise and leadership at our Gaithersburg, MD office. The SAS ACE will work closely with the Chief Engineer to provide technical expertise and leadership across the SAS program.

Primary Responsibilities:
The ACE will serve as one of the key technical POCs for the customer and subcontractor partners. The qualified candidate will provide technical direction to adapt and sustain the nine software applications on the SAS program by:
  • Chairing the SAS Engineering Review Board (ERB)
  • Coordinating the technical resources across multiple scrum teams
  • Providing technical input to the SAS technical roadmap
  • Coordinating the retirement activities for legacy systems
  • Working closely with the SAS program office to address programmatic/technical action items, system transition activities, and ECP proposal support.
  • Performing root-cause analysis of problems to identify sources of defects and recommends corrective actions

Basic Qualifications:
  • An active TS/SCI clearance with active Polygraph
  • Typically requires BS and 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 years of prior relevant experience; or 4 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience working in the software development, deployment, or maintenance environments
  • Self-starter that works well both independently in the agile team environment
  • Proven ability to research and solve complex software development, maintenance and operational problems
  • Previous experience developing and implementing technical roadmap strategies
  • Past experience in a customer-facing technical leadership role
  • Past experience designing, architecting, and implementing next generation system architectures

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience contributing to government proposals
  • NGA domain experience
  • Strong leadership skills (within the Leidos team, with the customer, and across the subcontractor and vendors)
  • Experience with the capacity and sustainment models employed on the LSC, UFS, and SAS programs
  • Experience working with JIRA, Cloud/AWS, Confluence, maintenance/test infrastructure, and virtualization
  • Experience supporting sprint planning and sprint execution
  • Experience working in Cloud architecture and/or application transitions to the Cloud

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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