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Job #: R-00012497
Location: Riyadh
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Requisition:

Systems Engineer (C4I Systems)

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Systems Engineer who specializes in C4I Systems (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) to support the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The C4I Systems Engineer will be part of the Contractor Engineering and Technical Support team in support of a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  This is a one-year assignment with option to renew.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide the technical expertise for ensuring application of current C4 concepts and strategies to RSAF requirements. Ensure RSAF C4I systems and procedures satisfy good operational concepts, organizational principles, and management needs, and incorporate current system technologies and air operational techniques.
  • Evaluate RSAF programmatic difficulties and provide acceptable solutions to overcome them. Identify errors in the systems and propose corrective actions, including systems integration and documentation.
  • Provide expertise in maintaining a database of problems by suite and recommended solution actions, to include follow-up information to ensure compliance with necessary actions.
  • Perform other staff functions, such as presentation of staff correspondence and papers. Attend meetings and conferences and prepare briefings as required.
  • Perform special functions, management of programs/projects as assigned, and other duties as required.
  • Supports the RSAF Officer-in-Charge by:
    • Coordinating C4I program engineering and management activities.
    • Coordinating closely with C4I program sites on all aspects of site engineering/maintenance.
    • Keeping him informed of the real-time maintenance status of all C4I sites to brief his/her Officer-in-charge, whenever required.
    • Training RSAF personnel, as required.
    • Suggesting improvements to the C4I system and to maintenance procedures.
    • Performing maintenance functions, as required.
    • Providing support and advising on manning requirements for the system.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering and Seven (7) years prior C4I Systems experience involving Communications, Computers, Data Processing, and Surveillance equipment.
  • Five (5) years prior experience with C4I systems and at least two (2) years prior experience with systems which are a part of the RSAF C4I Network is preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge with the Peace Shield System or similar, modern C4I system.
  • Must have been trained on Prime Mission Equipment (PME) system and subsystems.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, completing multiple and often competing tasks.
  • Must have supervisory and managerial experience in C4I system management, installation, integration, testing, operation and maintenance.
  • Must have experience with TADIL-A operation and Interface equipment, including Data Terminal Set, Encryption Devices, and UHF/VHF/HF Radios.
  • Must have working knowledge of various functional areas of the C4I system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • U.S. DoD Security Clearance – Secret preferred.
  • Prior experience at a military Field Grade Officer level is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Aircraft Operational Flight Programs (e.g. Fighters) concepts and systems, including knowledge of current computing technology with functional knowledge of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.
  • Must be able to demonstrate past examples of cultural adaptability and ability to establish a trusted professional relationship with an international customer.
  • Arabic language proficiency.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Standard Plus On Call

Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering




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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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