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Job #: R-00017688
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Systems Integration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Systems Integration Engineer

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Systems Integration Engineer   who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the development of software that improves aircraft runway and terminal congestion. Nationwide congestion is increasing, and the need for efficient aircraft traffic planning is critical. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) is the surface management solution that will provide NextGen Air Traffic Control capabilities to improve air traffic operations in the National Airspace System (NAS).  

The Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM) program is a Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program based on airport surface management provides that efficiencies for both the airport surface and terminal airspace by providing a new and comprehensive integrated surface traffic control and management system.

Responsibilities both independently and as a team member:

  • Modernizing the air traffic control tower equipment by improving the exchange of electronic flight data and implementing electronic flight strips
  • Developing Change Request Verification (CRV) test plans and procedures
  • Developing, testing, and validating test scenarios
  • Executing tests in the Lab and Virtual Test Lab (VTL)
  • Performing data analysis necessary to verify test results and Problem Report (PR) fixes
  • Identifying, debugging, and resolving software and system issues, working across the various system functions and threads
  • Writing tools/productivity aids to help manage the various systems
  • Creating scripts/tools to automate log analysis and system recovery actions
  • System Owner Support
  • Manage and own issues in multiple labs/deployed systems in multiple locations Actively work with system owner leadership to manage the fix flow and release deployment in the deployed system
  • Develop and implement release management strategies and procedures
  • Delivering high quality work products on or ahead of schedule
  • Meeting or exceeding all individual and team objectives/milestones
  • Following all documented test processes and using the most efficient methods to deliver a quality product.
  • Learning system architecture, design, functions and capabilities to support the integration and test of the new capabilities and enhancements.
  • Participate in wide-ranging engineering activities: requirements analysis, solution development, verification and validation as well as deployment.
  • Delve into and engage across multiple System Engineering domains (Infrastructure and Applications) with a focus on analytics, system functionality and customer satisfaction as the architecture evolves and matures over the software development lifecycle.
  • Modernizing the air traffic control tower equipment by improving the exchange of electronic flight data and implementing electronic flight strips.
  • Streamlining the schedule sequence of departures to improve efficiency on the surface.
  • Optimizing the experience for the flying public, Air Traffic Control, and the airline industry by improving the collaboration and decision-making capabilities between the gate and the tower.


  • Typically requires BS degree and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer.

Desired Skills:

  • The successful candidate will possess advanced integration skills and the ability to work independently in the following categories of integration:
  • A good academic understanding and/or exposure to system engineering practices to contribute to and/or assist with system integration, requirements engineering, operational and decision analysis, systems definition, requirements baseline control and management.
  • New system functionality integration
  • PR verification
  • Regression testing
  • Data Reduction & Analysis
  • Analyzing identified issues and helping to determine a solution with System Engineering and Software Engineering
  • UNIX and Linux operating systems expertise
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem Determination
  • Air Traffic Knowledge 


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Integration



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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