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Job #: R-00024003
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 100% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

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 QRC AISR Division within the Airborne Solutions Operations (ASO) of Leidos Defense Group currently has openings for Systems Engineers to work in our Bridgewater, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission. In this mission, we provide aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms for today’s warfighter. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Will collect, maintain, organize, and compile technical data for the aircraft and sensor systems and lifecycle management of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) such as, but not limited to ACU6100-2, PRC-117F/G, PRC-152A, ARC-210, ARC-231, APX-119, APR-39, and VORTEX.
  • Capable of providing preliminary solutions to a variety of problems that may arise in an expeditious, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Familiar with and utilize the established configuration management, safety and quality assurance processes.
  • Servicing of airborne imaging sensors and systems infrastructure, as well as, depot level assembly, integration and testing of components.
  • Perform moderately complex duties in administering network and operating systems, including installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and troubleshooting assigned devices and software
  • Responsible for engineering support including: field maintenance of aircraft and ground station systems, research and development, design, building, assembling, modifying and/or repairing prototypes, and full lifecycle processes and procedures. 
  • Provide technical support for deployed locations.
  • Assignments may be performed independently or as a small team lead and reported to supervisor or other more senior staff on a regular basis.
  • This job may monitor, and otherwise assist lower level service technicians. This job may include any aspect of field support, and is not limited to system hardware and software

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Must have an active Secret security clearance, with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI.
  • Hold a current CompTIA Security + certification or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Troubleshooting proficiency is required.
  • Basic understanding of IT principles and practices required
  • Be willing to work in Hardship and Hazardous locations and willing and able to spend months at a time OCONUS performing field repairs and maintenance of systems and avionics mounted on an aircraft.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).
  • Possess strong problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Be able to obtain a US passport or visa to travel CONUS and OCONUS
  • Be willing to work long hours and / or non-regular hours with minimal notice
  • Be capable of working independently or as part of a team
  • Be able to successfully accomplish the CONUS Replacement Center course and medical requirement
  • Be willing to fly for extended periods
  • Be capable of lifting and carrying 80+ lbs for extended distances

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current experience with DOD avionics, to include but not limited to, communication, navigation, COMSEC, and aircraft survivability equipment repair and modification.
  • Broad technology experience in systems engineering, ISR sensors, requirements tracking, testing and validation. "Hands-on" experience developing systems for Airborne ISR programs and sensors.
  • Experience must include an understanding of basic electronics principles and theory and must be proficient with test equipment.
  • Advanced experience/knowledge of IT principles and practices strongly desired

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 100% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




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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