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Job #: R-00019960
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 Description:

The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions Operation under the Intelligence Group of Leidos is seeking an experienced System Engineer 2 with a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

This program is in need of a Mid-level System Engineer who will work with various teams to support Transition and Decommissioning activities for a large and complex program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and lead transition and decommissioning activities
  • Create 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

  • Experienced in transitioning and decommissioning systems
  • Experience using a “black box” approach of mapping data inputs to system outputs.
  • Must be able to meet with super-users to determine any necessary modifications to the system output.
  • The applicant should have a thorough understanding of data flows.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • The individual will be expected to interact with customers and participate in technical meetings.
  • 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 developers and the Customer; cubicle environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with C, 370 Assembly, MVS Job Control Language and PL/1 would be helpful but not required.
  • Experience in a customer facing environment
  • Experienced in JAVA, VMs, MASH, DBA, UNIX, Linux, Oracle, Sybase, NiFi based systems

Desired Skills

  • 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



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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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