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Job #: R-00026459
Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Situational Awareness Chief Engineer

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Situational Awareness Chief Engineer manage, normalize and improve Interface Control Documents and Architectural System Design across a Family of Systems.  This position will provide technical guidance to Prime Contractors and Suppliers for our customer. The Situational Awareness Chief Engineer will work closely with the development teams, internal integration and engineering teams, and various customer stakeholders while being a key technical leader on the program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage Customer owned ICDs and Software suites, ensuring compliance toward a Family of Systems implementation
  • Make recommendations to the Customer and if directed, supervise the implementation of these recommendations to the Prime and Suppliers, for ways to make software interfaces normalized and compliant across the customers’ Family of Systems
  • Provide technical expertise to software development and systems/engineering teams
  • Ensure that Prime/Supplier acceptance tests are compliant with Customer Requirements and do not violate or water down Customer Requirements or ICDs.
  • Provide Customer with recommendations to remove roadblocks as well as recommendations to work to an enterprise Family of Systems solution
  • Critical member of Prime/Supplier Change Request board to ensure requested changes do not have adverse impacts to the Family of Systems
  • Support Prototype and Future Technology efforts
  • Support Proposals and Change requests
  • Work with external teams to ensure successful integration


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must currently posses a Top Secret clearance, with a Polygraph
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Agile Development knowledge and experience
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to pay careful attention to detail 
  • Self-motivated
  • Capacity to work well in groups and the ability to lead a team. 
  • Required Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Ground Station Development, Unmanned Air Systems, SIGINT, SAR, Electronic Attack
  • Mission Planning, Threat Situational Awareness, Program Acquisition & Execution

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 25% 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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