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Job #: R-00016791
Location: Columbia, 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: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Requisition:

Senior System Engineer

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

Execute testing of large data sets, validate current test results, and scripting as necessary
Create validation documentation with repeatable steps for developers to follow
Development and updating of project documentation 
Perform Testing/Troubleshooting assignments
Generate CONOPS and Data Flow Documentation 
Analyze wireless signals to refine and scope customer requirements, and test and integration plans
What you will like about this position:  

Work in a small, integrated team environment, focused on innovating and driving solutions to meet current and future mission needs.  

Basic Qualifications
•    Experience testing and validating test results of a large, complex system
•    Experience with scripting (bash, perl, python, etc.)
•    Create professional document of defects suitable for developers to follow. 
•    Extensive experience with the Life Cycle Support of a software & Red Hat Linux system environment 
•    Planning, development and coordination of the internal automated testing framework 
•    Integration of hardware/software solutions into the existing auto test framework
•    Experience in defining/writing/analyzing system requirements  
•    Experience in formulating and writing system documents, to include CONOPS, data flows, integration, SSP contributions, trade/gap analysis, and user     guides 
•    Experience in all areas of integration (designing, analyzing, and implementing) 
•    Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
•    Able to identify and anticipate needs of user community, development staff, and integrated applications –
•    Experience designing solutions for cellular technologies  
•    Experience with RedHat Linux
•    Fourteen (14) years of experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
•    Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management or related discipline     from an accredited college or university is required. 
•    Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
•    Must be able to interact effectively with the team of engineers/developers AND customers; some travel to deployment sites may be necessary  

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a customer facing environment

Desired Skills (if any)
Strong communication skills
Experience with developing simple web interfaces (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) for testing and prototype evaluation 
Able to function within a large development team; interfacing, creating schedules, briefings, and status reports 
Must be able to interact effectively with the team of engineers/developers AND customers; some travel to deployment sites may be necessary

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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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