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The Defense Group has a dynamic job opportunity for a Systems Integration Engineer located in Manassas, VA. In this role you will support the Airborne Reconnaissance Low – Enhanced (ARL-E) program; ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet. As the Systems Integration Engineer, you will perform integration and maintenance of the Airborne ISR (AISR) system. As a part of a multi-company team, you will integrate Mission Equipment Payloads into aircraft, perform system checkout and support the Test & Evaluation team throughout the Contractor Testing and system fielding. The ARL-E team is geographically separated with primary duty locations and Aberdeen, MD. This position reports to the Mission Integration Lead Engineer, located in Aberdeen, MD.
The position is responsible for assisting leadership with the technical oversight, and day-to-day design, development, integration, and testing of a hardware and software system architecture to support the AISR system. The Systems Integration Engineer will integrate with deep understanding of and ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts and has broad understanding of other related specialty areas within airborne avionics and data links, manage integration processes, and have the ability to identify innovative solutions to extremely complex, multi-faceted technical problems.
Day to day activities include, but not limited too:
-Technical Integration of government and contractor primary mission equipment
-Testing equipment and creating/updating documentation associated with integration activities
- Responsible for coaching and reviewing the work of lower level technical staff
- Responsible for entire projects or processes within a technical area.
-Troubleshooting to isolate system faults and perform repairs
- Develops technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solution.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
- A current DoD Top Secret /SCI clearance is required.
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree with 2+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of related work experience required in lieu of a degree.
- Civilian and/or military experience with Airborne programs
- Possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).
- A minimum of 50% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges.
-Deep Knowledge of aircraft integration and operations
-Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into Airborne Platforms
-Part repair, wire repair/routing maintenance inspections.
-GPS Communications Troubleshooting
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:Yes
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Travel:Yes, 50% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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 www.Leidos.com.
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