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Job #: R-00025397
Location: Ashburn, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos Flight Service has an opening as a System Engineer to work in our Ashburn, VA facility. We are an FAA contractor supporting general aviation customers in Pre-flight, In-flight, Operational, Emergency, and Special Services. 

Leidos Flight Service provides meteorological and aeronautical information to assist general aviation customers in making informed decisions regarding their intended flights, including but not limited to pre-flight weather briefings, processing flight plans, search and rescue, as well as in-flight meteorological and aeronautical information.

Candidate must be able to obtain an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer.

Due to contract requirements, the position requires U.S. Citizenship.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a talented team of IT and engineering professionals responsible for maintaining infrastructure that provides critical information and services to aviation professionals.

We manage a wide range of different technologies, systems and software that provide these complex services to our users and secure connections to the national airspace system.

This position requires attention to detail, strong technical ability and the willingness to work any shift.

Daily duties and/or specific job responsibilities:

  • Develop, document and implement changes to the lab and operational environment
  • Provide support to development team members in the lab environment
  • Participate and contribute in the monthly patching exercises, software release events, maintenance activities and team/program meetings.
  • Collaborate with and assist other system owner team members in our virtual room
  • Help resolve critical issues in the operational environment


This is an entry level position.

•   Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education.

•   Hands on experience in the following technologies:

  • Ability to apply System Engineering principles/process
  • Knowledge of the Systems Engineering lifecycle.
  • Windows Server 2012/2016 administration and deployment
  • Windows 10 administration and deployment
  • Windows 2012/2016 Active Directory and Group Policy Management
  • Microsoft SCCM 2012 or higher
  • Ability to develop prototypes for suggested/recommended solutions
  • Ability to debug and correct system level problems and issues.

•    Experience implementing and supporting large corporate domain environments

•    Process oriented and has experience working with formal change control processes

•    Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

•    Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.•    Able to obtain an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer

•    Due to contract requirements, this position requires U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Hands on VMWare ESXi 6 or higher virtualization experience

•    MS SQL Server 2014 administration

•    MS Exchange 2012 or higher

•    Experience working with BMC Bladelogic Server Automation Software

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% 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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