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Job #: R-00035694
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Top Management ENG
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos Civil Group has an opening for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in support of our Exploration and Mission Support Operation, located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for overall Operation technical innovation, differentiation, and strategy to include technical solutions for priority captures, management of the Operation’s internal research and development (IR&D) portfolio, and support technical performance on major programs. Other responsibilities include program excellence actions and readiness reviews for captures (including, organizing and supporting BRR, TRR and XPRs).

Our EMS business is helping to modernize Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, systems, engineering, logistics and security across a wide range of federal civil customers by offering transformative mission-focused IT, rapid and secure software solutions, managed services, engineering services, expert logistics, mission support services and cybersecurity solutions. Primary customers include the Department of Justice, NASA, FAA, HUD, FTC and NOAA. Some travel required.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Participate in the definition and implementation of the long-term technology strategy aligned to the Operation, Group, and Corporate technology strategy, and the Operation, Group, and Corporate goals
• Meet with current and potential customers to demonstrate the company's credentials at solving problems with technically-sound solutions
• Closely partnering with Operation management to ensure the Operation’s technology strategy is aligned with the organization's strategic plan and is reflected in the business development plans, along with active participation in ongoing Operation strategic growth campaigns
• Enable integration with the broader IR&D and drive new and developing technologies into existing programs
• Consult with business leadership on potential solutions to customer’s recognized and unrecognized problems and barriers
• Be an active participant in the Capture Process to include shaping technological differentiators, workshop participation, writing and reviewing proposal material, and providing content to improve our PWin
• Seek partnerships with strategic suppliers, renowned universities, and research institutions to increase learning opportunities, sponsor research projects that take EMS Operation solutions to the next level, and where possible, showcase developing technology both internally and externally
• Be the chief collaborator for all technical matters external to the operation and to any other organization within Leidos, and internal to Operation management and the Operation engineering leadership
• Responsible for identifying new technical talent, and the development and mentoring of a set of mid to senior level technical staff
• Responsible for management and deployment of key technical talent

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelors/Master’s degree in a Technology, Enterprise Information Technology (IT), Engineering, or Cyber Technology field with 15+ years of related Enterprise Mission IT and Cyber Technology experience
• Prior technical roles within similar organizations with growing duties and responsibilities
• Large capture and program experience with technical and programmatic leadership
• Enterprise IT and Cyber domain experience; specifically IT technology related to End User services, Networks, Defensive Cyber Operations, Compute and Storage, Cloud, Application Development using Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) techniques - all consistent with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Framework and System Engineering Best Practices
• Knowledge of, and experience with, a large fraction of the Leidos EMS Operation customer base and potential competitors
• Experience with policy formation, performance management, and best practices in the Civil and Federal industries
• Thought leadership with ability to lead and shape strategic thinking and execution
• Strong oral and written communication skills, along with public speaking skills
• Ability to influence and persuade others, as well as handle difficult negotiations requiring a well-developed sense of strategy
• Ability to mentor, lead, and promote talent
• Significant experience supporting capture activities to include chairing/participating in Gate Reviews, writing specific sections of proposals, providing preliminary technical guidance for solutions, competimate analysis, partnering suggestions, and Basis of Estimate (BOE)/Bill of Materials (BOM)/task cost estimation

Preferred Qualifications:

• Active Secret security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Top Management ENG


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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