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Job #: R-00018390
Location: Columbia, MD
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/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Requisition:

CSS Chief Engineer

Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for a CSS Chief Engineer located in Columbia, MD.

Position Summary:
The CSS Chief Engineer will support the CSS Technical Leadership organization, providing oversight, guidance, and technical management support to CSS Programs, Internal Research and Development, and Business Development and Capture efforts.  This role is primarily indirect, ~70-100%, but does allow for the selected candidate to maintain a less than full-time direct role.  The position requires roughly 10% (CONUS) travel, and the ability to surge to meet deadlines.

Primary Responsibilities
•Support CSS Technical Management and Administrative activities (recurring meetings and business rhythms)
•Implement the CSS Technical Program Execution Strategy – ensuring that CSS programs identify an appropriate set of technical leads, and engaging with those leads to enhance CSS business, identify and mitigate program risks, and implement technical activities to drive program growth and improve posture for re-competes
•Perform as the Lead Solution Architect for critical captures, assist across all capture activities
•Develop and Implement technical strategy relating to CSS SIGINT and Cyber customers and opportunities
•Initiate technology evaluation and prototyping related to CSS program needs and roadmaps
•Create and support Employee Engagement Initiatives
•Coordinate and execute collaboration and cross-function support across Leidos technical organizations
•Take on significant externally facing responsibilities – external to CSS, external to Leidos – in representing CSS capabilities, performance, and strategy

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree and 15+ years of experience  in and Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical discipline.
•Advanced degree is strongly preferred
•Experience working direct programs for CSS customers in technical, technical management, and/or program management roles.  Demonstrated experience taking on roles of increasing responsibility.
•Experience supporting business development and capture activities including responding to RFIs, RFPs, and other customer acquisition requests
•Proven written and oral communications skills targeted at all levels of an organization
•Expertise in one or more areas of relevant technical focus including Cybersecurity, Technical Analysis, Software Development, Data Science and Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Engineering

Preferred Qualifications
•Past performance as a Technical Volume Lead for MPO acquisitions
•Experience as a Principal Investigator on Internal Research and Development projects
•Experience supporting the recruiting process (technical requisition development, technical interview and feedback)
•Experience supporting development of technical teaming agreements

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


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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