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Job #: R-00017769
Location: Dahlgren, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Security Architect - Active Top Secret Clearance Required

Job Description:

Leidos has an opportunity for a Systems Engineer providing direct support to the Missile Defense Agency SAPCO element in the Aegis Ballistic 
Missile Defense facilities at the Navy Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, VA.  

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with excellent communication skills to 
collaborate closely with customer and program personnel.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide technical and security oversight for agency/directorate special program planning and management by guiding and implementing strategies to
meet program needs/special demands crucial for effective program protection.   

Discover information protection needs and define system security requirements.  Develop fully integrated system security architectures consistent
with system technical performance and support the implementation of security designs.  Help determine security classification of technical issues as 
they arise.

Evaluate future technology integration with respect to critical program information (CPI) protection requirements.  Support horizontal protection
studies and analyses to determine the value of specific classified technologies and ensure classifications are consistent with other department, 
agency, and directorate programs and elements.

Develop and implement directorate special security policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods to identify and protect directorate 
sensitive information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, 
espionage, sabotage, or loss.

Assist in establishing appropriate program protections beyond the collateral security structure and in development of
new special programs.

Determine and/or execute special security actions for a wide range of assignments, such as: developing Program Protection Plans, Sensitive Test 
Plans, Security Classification Guides, Standard Operating Procedures, and Operational tactics/techniques in implementing special program protection.

Provide advice on the design and execution of sensitive ground testing (digital, HWIL) and flight testing

Develop technical and budget briefings for agency senior leadership, including congressional staffers, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense 
(OSD).  Assist in responding to Congressional inquiries and senior OSD and Service briefings.

Support development of quarterly agency Director Program Review briefings.  Support Director-level briefing coordination.

Draft and coordinate agency Program Annual Reports and briefings for senior leadership and congressional actions/responses.  Assist in the review
and development of special program annual report submissions.

Collaborate closely with government and agency contractor personnel in team environment; participate in team meetings.  Provide technical
indoctrinations to new personnel.

Conduct assessments of technical and security information protection effectiveness and report status to special programs executive management.

Position involves daily coordination with agency senior staff and line managers.  

Basic Qualifications 

BS/BA in science/engineering with 7+ years of systems engineering 
Military or government DoD experience 
Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI 

Preferred Qualifications 

Excellent written and oral communication skills 
5+ years DoD Acquisition experience and/or previous Navy/Aegis/Missile Defense experience 
Experience working service or agency special programs
Current DoD TS/SCI 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% 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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