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Job #: R-00032917
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos Corporation is seeking a Chief Engineer (CE) for the ESA V program. ESA V is an IT Services program supporting customers within the Department of Justice. The program provides a range of managed IT services, including help desk, deskside support, Windows workstation engineering and maintenance, managed print services, ITSM, Active Directory services, and video conferencing, among others.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer looking to work on a large complex program, $850M in size. The Chief Engineer is responsible for driving technical execution on the program. The individual selected for this position should have a broad technical background spanning many of the technical areas supported by the program. The candidate should have the ability to multitask and juggle numerous priorities. The ability to clearly articulate technical messages for a variety of audiences including CIOs, CTOs, both through written and verbal means, will be a critical skill necessary for success in this position.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the technical direction of the ESA V portfolio of DOJ programs. This includes evaluating technologies and creating a strategy and associated roadmaps to introduce those technologies into the environment.
  • The Chief Engineer will work the key customer contacts (e.g., CIO, CTO) to help drive technology introduction and advise them on technical directions.
  • Develop customer technical responses and will review technical deliverables developed by other team members, chair the program’s Engineering Review Board, prepare weekly technical status reports, support proposals and other new business activities, and other duties as required.

This position will be based at the ESA V Program Office in Washington, DC. Regular visits to various customer offices, mostly within walking distance of the Program Office, are expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience as an IT systems engineer.
  • Experience in delivering and operating IT solutions in a large enterprises.
  • Project management experience.
  • Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. US Citizenship is required. Current clearance is not required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in leading teams delivering some of the following technologies:
    • Architecture and design of various solutions: Software solutions: web-based, database (e.g., Oracle, Microsoft SQL) focused; Infrastructure for desktops and server support
    • Managed services solutions (e.g., Help Desk, Desktop Management, Data Center management, etc.)
    • Windows operating system (e.g. Windows 10, Windows Server 2012)
    • IT infrastructure components such as Active Directory
    • ITSM systems (such as ServiceNow or Remedy) and integrations with key infrastructure components
    • Software Development utilizing Agile
    • Unix/Linux
    • Cloud-based Architectures (e.g. AWS or Azure)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience as a Chief Engineer or an Associate Chief Engineer
  • Past experience with the Department of Justice
  • ITIL Foundations

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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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

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