The Leidos Team is actively seeking an Embedded Sr. Software Solution Architect to lead a team of engineers spanning mission analysis, sensor analysis and trades, and sensor/platform interfaces to develop and integrate next generation, sensor systems and software. The software solutions architect will identify the critical modeling, simulation, and analyses to be performed for complex sensors trade studies. The individual will work closely with a variety of disciplines to identify algorithms, sensors, architectures, and subsystem requirements which meet mission needs, and lead the design and construction of models for simulation and verification. The successful candidate will participate in proposals for future designs and participate in the work of designing and integrating disparate sensor systems and software into a system that efficiently meets a particular ISR need.
This is a high-visibility, fast-paced environment with opportunities to work a variety of mission spaces and applications. This role will be expected to perform the following duties:
- Work in a team environment of diverse functional and technical disciplines to include systems engineers, software engineers, phenomenology scientists, managers, business analysts, and systems administrators.
- Develop solutions to highly complex requirements, selling new ideas and concepts in support of operational goals and objectives.
- Integrate and translate complex concepts into tactical action plans.
- Work with customers to strategize and plan the development and integration of an architectural framework for sensor-based systems and Systems of Systems.
- Provides leadership, direction and guidance for developing solution to engineering problems.
- Advises or directs the planning for the implementation of engineering solutions including strategic objectives and timetables.
- 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.
- Enable business growth by successful technical execution, innovation and customer engagement.
- Support proposal capture and development activities
- Provides leadership in representing the technical capabilities of the organization to national and international audiences.
- Functions as an influential presence in attracting and retaining engineering business as well as key professional staff.
- Effectively counsels, mentors and transfers specialized technical engineering knowledge of the highest level and complexity to management, professional and support staff.
- Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; 20+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, 18+ years of experience with a Master’s degree, or 15+ years with a PhD.
- Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science or related field preferred
- 10+ years of experience with leading multi-discipline teams to produce advanced sensors–based situational awareness systems
- Knowledge of Digital Engineering processes
- Experience in a variety of sensor phenomenologies (EO/IR, EW, Radar, MTI, fusion, MOSA, etc).
- Knowledge of ISR systems and operations, ranging from unmanned aerial systems to innumerable sensors, platforms, and processing systems operating in military environments
- Experience with leading technical concept development, R&D environment, technical presentations, developing technical whitepapers, and proposals
- Experience with high profile briefings to internal executives and customers
- An ACTIVE Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of staff and management
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- Flexibility and personality skills to work within a dynamic, high-visibility, multi-contractor environment
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Solution Architect
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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