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Job #: R-00025461
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Architect
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:

Leidos is seeking a Lead Architect to support AFRL on-site (at WPAFB) as a Chief Engineer.  This critical role will be on the cutting edge front of collaborative mission-driven autonomous systems.  This is a very intriguing role and a great opportunity to be the leader on an innovative AF initiative.

Skills and capabilities that would qualify; responsibilities we are seeking:

  • Architect and Engineer AF ISR Systems and operations, ranging from unmanned aerial systems to sensors, avionics, communication systems and processing systems operating in military environments
  • Ability to manage USG-owned simulation environment/systems integration laboratory (SIL)
  • Responsible for overseeing various working teams/groups with ability to see the synergistic bigger-picture of the teams inner and outer-dependencies.
  • Manage, guide and oversee agile process-based teams
  • Develop test plans, procedures, and execution of laboratory and flight tests.  These tests would range from in SIL tests to expansive exercise flight tests (we expect to have a dedicated test manager on the program to lead this effort)
  • Implement a Configuration Management/Data Management capability
  • Develop and maintain production and maintenance of system hardware and software documentation, including as-built documentation, capacity/performance plans, as well as all other areas of system life-cycle planning.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering/science field and 12+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of Air Force ISR systems and operations, ranging from unmanned aerial systems to sensors, avionics, communication systems, and processing systems operating in military environments
  • Knowledge of MBE, including MBSE tools and versed in Formal Systems/Software Engineering (DoDAF) canon (requirements analysis, design, implementation, etc.) as well as Digital Engineering, including Digital Twin and Digital Thread
  • Knowledge of the difference between a framework, an architecture, and a design based on prior work experience
  • Active Secret clearance required, therefore US Citizenship is required

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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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