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Job #: R-00021116
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cyber security for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!

Leidos is looking for a high performing and experienced person to provide direct support to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Engineering and Technology Maturation.  Overall duties involve providing senior technical and program management support for a multi-million dollar, multi-site portfolio of advanced and applied research and development projects that are focused on the nuclear stockpile.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the background to quickly understand these complex technological projects and their impact upon and benefits to the nation’s nuclear deterrence posture.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary area of responsibility for this position is monitoring and reporting on microelectronics development particularly regarding radiation hardening, trusted manufacturing, and product assurance.  Duties include: 
• Contributing knowledge of microelectronics state-of-the-art to assist Federal program manager to evolve the Defense Programs strategy for the design, research and development, and limited production of radiation harden chips for future nuclear weapon needs.
• Developing and enhancing working relationships with other government agencies and associated support organizations to establish alliances as a means to distribute risk and cost for future microelectronics fabrication capabilities.
• Researching and preparing background information and talking points from a wide variety of sources for executive level documents, briefings and reports, and consolidating the material into a finished product that convey technological challenges and developments, government and stakeholder concerns or interests, and programmatic updates.
• Preparing technical and program management documentation, scheduling requested meetings, and coordinating with government program management staff.
• Tracking and monitoring progress on ongoing projects and initiatives in a technical portfolio.

The successfully candidate will have:

• An active DOE Q clearance or TS/SCI security clearance with the ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance
• A Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering technical discipline. 
• At least 8 years of relevant experience with complex technology projects some or all of which is devoted to trusted and assured microelectronics programs.
• An outstanding ability to analyze and communicate complex issues at many levels of understanding.
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products to analyze and communicate issues and opportunities.
• Successful outcomes when communicating with executive level management.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Master’s degree or PhD.
• A currently active Q security clearance.
• Experience in managing an applied microelectronics research and development and or production program. 
• Nuclear weapons background and knowledge.
• Understanding of the background and issues surrounding the fabrication of microelectronics.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Policy Analysis


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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