To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network

Job #: R-00031981
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

Driven by our talented workforce, the Exploration and Mission Support Operation builds trust through the delivery of enduring solutions for our customers’ information technology and mission support needs. We enable the delivery of citizen services and the exploration of space and scientific advancement to benefit humankind.

Key Capabilities:

  • Space Mission Operations 
  • NASA Human Health and Research
  • Enterprise IT
  • Civil Spacecraft Engineering and Operations
  • Specialized Engineering Services
  • Cyber/Cloud

This position will be within the Human Factors and System Management team, which supports the Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) Element of the Human Research Program (HRP) at NASA Johnson Space Center. The mission of the team is to advance medical system design and risk-informed decision making for exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The purpose of this position is to provide critical systems engineering skills as NASA continues to evolve systems for exploration missions including lunar transit, lunar surface, Mars transit, and Mars surface missions. It is expected that this position is in support of a larger project team and will receive direction from a more senior systems engineer.

This position will participate over time in activities throughout the life cycle phases of systems, from early concept development, trade studies, design, integration, testing, verification and validation, operations and through sustainment. This position will support project team activities including defining system stakeholder needs, decomposing system functions, developing technical requirements, capturing system interfaces, performing design analyses, supporting the planning and execution of system verification and validation activities, and supporting system testing and operations.

There is an expectation that the candidate will become well-versed in systems engineering principles and practices to support the communication of systems engineering activities and artifacts across disciplines.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Creating Concept of Operations content
• Deriving, tracing, allocating, and managing requirements
• Supporting definitions of system architectures 
• Supporting trade studies and design analyses
• Capturing system interface descriptions
• Tracking system technical resources
• Supporting verification and validation planning and execution
• Other duties will be assigned as required

Required Education and Experience: A BS degree in engineering (e.g., Systems Engineering) with 5 years of experience, and the ability to:

  • Translate requirements into design solutions 
  • Work within a dynamic team environment
  • Understand and execute processes and procedures 
  • Participate in system testing
  • Perform system operations and sustainment activities
  • Translate concepts across multiple disciplines
  • Read engineering drawings 
  • Well-developed skills in both written and verbal communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Desired Education and Experience: MS Degree in engineering with 3 years of experience.

  • Experience with data visualization tools and scripting languages
  • Experience with MagicDraw, DOORS, or CRADLE
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint
  • Background in human spaceflight mission full life cycle activities
  • Background in Bioastronautics
  • Awareness of NASA, DoD and/or industry systems engineering, as well as project management processes and practices, is considered a strength.
  • Awareness of spaceflight impacts to human physiology, behavior, and medical state is desired.
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering approaches and tools is also desired.
  • Candidate should possess strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with customers at all levels. 

This position requires successful completion of a government background check; due to contract requirements, U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required. 

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook
We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering

About Leidos

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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

This job posting is no longer active.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community