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Job #: R-00024593
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Engineering Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Due to growth, the Electronic Warfare Division is seeking a Principal Investigator / Hardware Manager with successful experience in the areas of business development, capture, technical program execution leadership, and personnel management.  We’re looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset to work with our existing and new R&D clients, developing advanced solutions to very challenging communications systems, electronic warfare (EW), and signals intelligence (SIGINT) problems.  

Primary Responsibilities:

- Report to EW Division Manager in Leidos Innovations Center.
- Manage a Hardware Group, made up of 6-8 engineers providing matrixed HW support across multiple EW Division programs. 
- Collaborate with Division Branch Leads in providing adequate hardware staffing to projects and proposals in Chantilly and Arlington. Actively participate in recruiting, as necessary.
- Take on a Principal Investigator / Chief Engineer Role on key programs. Activities include: System Engineering, Hardware, Software and Firmware Development, Integration, and Test and Final Demonstration.     
- Support marketing and bid and proposal activities to include development of technical solutions, attendance of applicable reviews, and contribution to bid and proposal writing. 
- Support, run, or oversee Hardware related IR&Ds.      
- Participate in EW Division strategic discussions involving hardware solutions.
- When applicable and time permitting, lead as a chief engineer / principal investigator business opportunities with substantive hardware content. 
- Leadership is required in all relevant phases: qualification, marketing, bid and proposal, and eventual execution of the program.

Basic Qualifications
- Relevant B.S. degree (M.S. Degree preferred) in engineering, engineering management, or related field from an accredited college/university
- 12+ years of relevant experience with at least 4+ years as a Program or Project Manager
- Demonstrated leadership of small multi-disciplinary technical teams and projects
- Experience successfully capturing and executing programs
- Experience writing technical whitepapers and proposals
- Experience in EW, SIGINT, and/or communications systems as a technical leader
- Current Secret Security Clearance or above.  Ability to get Top Secret Clearance in the future.

Preferred Qualifications
- M.S. Degree in engineering, engineering management, or related field from an accredited college/university
- Experience working in a Research and Development environment

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Engineering Management


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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