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Job #: R-00027565
Location: Boulder, CO
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Systems Engineer to work in Springfield, VA or Denver, CO on the RECON project, in support of the NGA's Research Directorate. This is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in an R&D environment and support critical warfighter missions.

The Systems Engineer will support the NGA Denver Research Team as the liaison between Denver, RLE Labs Support, and HPC team at NCE. Candidate will be very hands-on, working closely aligned with the Denver Research Projects to assist them with their hardware and software engineering needs, deployments and technical challenges, whether it's within the cloud AWS/C2S or in NGA's on-premise accelerated compute environment.


  • Bachelors with 8+ years of directly related experience or Masters with 6+ years
  • Active TS/SCI with Poly
  • Experience in Linux systems engineering,
  • Experience with micro-services support with Docker or Singularity (managing and supporting the environment, not development)
  • Exposure to NGA's Scale effort or Apache Mesos

Desired experience:

  • Understanding of the following systems and technologies:  DCGS FoS, Kafka, NIFI, HIVE, HADOOP
  • Working knowledge of the DoD, with an understanding of different service components, Combat Support Agencies, and Combatant Command mission sets
  • Familiarity w/ Xacta and NGA TATO/ATO process
  • Understanding of GEOAxIS and NPE Certs

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


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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