Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe. The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) within the Airborne Solutions Operations (ASO) of Leidos Defense Group currently has an opening for a Systems Engineer to provide onsite and remote support for multiple manned aerial ISR platforms to our customers at CONUS and OCONUS locations. We are looking for motivated self-starters who want to join a team dedicated to excellence and continuous progress. Selected candidates will participate in engineering activities at any point in the system development life cycle including systems analysis/requirements definition, design, development, integration, testing, acceptance/deployment, sustainment/maintenance, and evaluation. Experience with Remote Sensing Systems, Video Distribution, Tactical Radios, or IT Principles is preferred.
**This position is located in Bridgewater, VA and may require 25% CONUS/OCONUS travel.**
The Systems Engineer will:
- Utilize Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to provide solutions to a variety of problems, establishing Standard Operating Procedures, creating and maintaining documentation, and training materials in accordance with established configuration management, safety and quality assurance processes.
- Manage the full life cycle of mission systems to include researching, design, procurement, cataloging, installation, testing, and maintenance of Radios, Satellite Communications Equipment, and Remote Sensing Systems in support of the division’s Quick Reaction Capability mission.
- Collaborate with team members, government customers, and vendors to facilitate operational improvements and provide reach-back support to perform troubleshooting, maintenance, documentation distribution, sparing, and health reports.
- Perform moderately complex duties in administering network, servers, clients, and operating systems, including installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and troubleshooting assigned devices and software
- Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Must be a US Citizen and have an active SECRET clearance
- Security+ certification required within six (6) months of hire date.
- Possess or be able to obtain a FAA Class II Medical Certificate or military equivalent
- Be willing to fly for extended periods
- Be capable of lifting and carrying 40+ lbs for short distances
- Active TS/SCI clearance.
- Advanced experience/knowledge of IT principles and practices strongly desired such as certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, Linux, and/or VMWare for vSphere
- Experience writing technical documentation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and creating training materials.
- Broad technology experience in systems engineering, ISR sensors, requirements tracking, testing and validation.
- "Hands-on" experience developing, integrating, and configuring systems for Airborne ISR programs and sensors.
- Able to obtain a passport and visa to travel internationally based on operational need
- Willing to work long, irregular hours in hardship and hazardous locations when OCONUS
- Successfully accomplish the CONUS Replacement Center course which requires successful deployment physical, immunizations, and training
- Prior military Airborne ISR and flight operations experience
- Be capable of working independently or as part of a team
- Possess strong problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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 www.Leidos.com.
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