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Job #: R-00022151
Location: Ashburn, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Senior System Engineer Ashburn VA or Gaitherburg MD

Leidos is seeking a Senior System Engineer to join the System Engineering team on the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) program. The AFSS system is a 24/7/365 system that provides a range of flight services to 80,000 members of the General Aviation community. The position is located in either our Gaithersburg MD or Ashburn, VA.offices. Candidates must have, or be able to obtain, an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer. Due to contract requirements, the positions requires U.S. Citizenship. 
This position requires strong technical skills to support a complex, technical system. Excellent communication, team participation and prioritization skills, as well as the ability to be flexible and responsive in a fast-paced environment is required. Must work effectively with other Team Members, coordinating with the Chief Product Owner, other System Engineers, program architects, and Agile feature development teams.
Senior System Engineer responsibilities: 
•    Perform systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, and interface definition, in support of multiple agile development teams.
•    Provide human factors engineering subject matter expert inputs to the requirements and design of the system
•    Define features and user stories and review with stakeholders.
•    Contribute to the definition and refinement of the program road-map and backlog
•    Interact with vendors using the AFSS system web services and other interfaces for troubleshooting, integration, and enhancements to the system.

  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in related field and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant professional experience or Masters in related field and 6 -10 years of prior relevant professional experience. 
  • Previous experience developing requirements and features, especially in an agile program 
  • Candidates must have, or be able to obtain, an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer. Due to contract requirements, the positions requires U.S. Citizenship. 

Preferred experience:

  • FAA air traffic systems or working on flight planning systems
  • Working at an organization using SAFe
  • Using the Atlassian tools, especially VersionOne
  • Performing SE tasks for applications using REST, SOAP, Alexa, Google, Twilio, complex map and weather interfaces
  • Familiarity with SysML
  • Use of Cameo Systems Modeler


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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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