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Job #: R-00027279
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Systems Integration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Systems Integration Test Engineer   --Air Traffic Control

Leidos is seeking a Systems Integration Test Engineer   who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the development of software that improves aircraft runway and terminal congestion. Nationwide congestion is increasing, and the need for efficient aircraft traffic planning is critical. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) is the surface management solution that will provide NextGen Air Traffic Control capabilities to improve air traffic operations in the National Airspace System (NAS).  

The Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM) program is a Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program based on airport surface management provides that efficiencies for both the airport surface and terminal airspace by providing a new and comprehensive integrated surface traffic control and management system.

Systems Integration Test Engineer  responsibilities :

  • System integration
  • Debugging and triage of related issues
  • Optimizing the experience for the flying public, Air Traffic Control, and the airline industry by improving the collaboration and decision-making capabilities of flight controllers
  • Able to integrate and test complex software with little to no outside support at sites
  • Debug system level issues and provide detailed supporting data on identified issues
  • Able to understand System Level Requirements and perform system interface checkouts
  • Work with team lead to provide guidance to fellow test team members and ensure team goals are appropriately set to meet all program milestones
  • Execute commands for remote support staff (ILE/Networking) and provide back feedback to solve problems remotely
  • Able to understand XML data and ability to troubleshoot connection issues with network configurations and/or IP address
  • Analyze identified issues in conjunction with System Engineering and Software in regards to developing solutions
  • Support test and requirement verification & validation
  • Learn system architecture, design, functions and capabilities to support the integration and test of the new capabilities and enhancements.
  • Executing tests manually in the Physical Lab and Virtual Test Lab (VTL)
  • Perform formal test execution with the customer and quality assurance organizations
  • Be able to support travel (up to 30 - 50% of time)
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


  • Requires Bachelors of Computer Science or Mathematics degree and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux operating, troubleshoot connection /network configurations   skills   
  • Candidate must be able to obtain an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer.
  • Experience in following a documented Integration and Test Development Process
  • Experience in the use of UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • Strong integration skills with hands-on experience integrating large software complex systems
  • Strong communication skills to interface with internal and external customers
  • Willing to work with FAA sites and show them how things work, before they are trained to use the system.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced integration skills and the ability to work independently in the following categories of integration:
  • New system functionality integration
  • External Interface integration checkouts during risk reduction activities
  • Regression testing
  • Analyzing identified issues and help determine a solution
  • Problem identification/analysis
  • A good academic understanding and/or exposure to system engineering practices to contribute to and/or assist with system integration, requirements engineering, operational and decision analysis, systems definition, requirements baseline control and management.
  • FAA Air Traffic Domain Knowledge 
  • Experience with formal test with a government agency/customer


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Job Family:

Systems Integration


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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