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Job #: R-00016800
Location: California, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

System Engineer - Active Secret Clearance Required!

Job Description:

Leidos is hiring!!!!

 PMA-280 (Tomahawk Weapons System) is searching for an Engineer/Scientist III to support the Missile Systems Integrated Product Team (IPT).  All work is in California, MD; an active Secret clearance is required for this role.  

The candidate will provide engineering support to the IPT Lead, and assist them with various actions that support the overall goals of the Program Office through assigned tasks and projects as well as facilitation of meetings and coordination of efforts of one or more program stakeholders. 

The candidate will provide critical engineering support, guidance, and oversight pertaining to the production, recertification, sustainment and integration of incremental capability upgrades (avionics, warhead, etc.) to the Tomahawk missile program.    The candidate will collect, complete, organize and interpret technical data relating to systems acquisition and product programs, track program/project status and schedules, and apply policies and procedures for engineering processes.

Primary Responsibilities

Demonstrate knowledge in areas of system engineering and general engineering expertise.
Apply engineering principles to investigate, analyze, and evaluate contractor proposals for military weapon systems for technical adequacy and level of effort.
Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
Apply engineering experience to perform functions such as system integration oversight, configuration management, quality assurance oversight, and acquisition and resource management.
Analyze designs, review test plans for technical adequacy, evaluates components, and completed systems adherence to the functional requirements of military weapon systems and associated support systems. 

Assist in the development of solutions to complex technical issues and problems that impact missile system performance and integration areas. 
Employ ingenuity and creativity to develop new technical solutions and systems in order to achieve functional objectives. 
Communicate with internal team members across multiple engineering disciplines and government team members and may communicate with parties external to the organization (e.g., sub-contractors, vendors, stakeholders, etc.). 
Evaluate the prime contractor’s project plans, schedules, and engineering change proposals. Effectively communicate program status to the onsite government Lead Engineer and PMA280 senior leadership, as required

Basic Qualifications

Active Secret clearance

BS in Systems Engineering or an engineering/science field. 

5+ years of experience in systems engineering in a related field 

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with NAVAIR engineering processes.

CSEP certification with INCOSE.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




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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