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Job #: R-00042629
Location: Eglin Afb, FL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opportunity for a Data Solution Engineer with software coding, integration and cybersecurity test experience. You will be part of a highly focused and diverse team bringing the highest quality mission planning and mission execution capability to the warfighter. As part of an operationally focused Software and Data Update Solution (SADUS) team of Air Force and Navy mission planning Subject Matter Experts, software engineers, program managers and security test engineers, your role is to provide agile support in the development, test, and deployment of automated data and software update capabilities.

This position is based on-site at Eglin AFB, FL and relocation is available to candidates looking to grow their career with our world class team.  We are seeking candidates with an active Secret clearance and are motivated to hire!


The focus of this position is to lead and assist the SADUS Solution Team in development, test and deployment of automated and highly automated data and software distribution to warfighters from a centralized Data Depot, across mid-tier networks and ultimately to mission planning/execution workstations.

As part of the SADUS Solution Team, this position supports the legacy JMPS mission planning capability as well as next-gen, cloud based capabilities for the Air Force and Navy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Infrastructure design, setup and maintenance for data distribution from a centralized Data Depot, through mid-tier server networks to client systems for field use
  • Data and software package development and optimization
  • Network design, network monitoring and reporting, network security
  • Use case development for implementation of a Data Depot for DoD mission planners
  • Use case development for implementation of mid-tier server networks for data and software distribution
  • Use case development for client system implementation of data packages received (cloud based/sneakernet), and client system reporting up to a central client system monitoring dashboard
  • Investigation, evaluation and implementation of tools for data/software packaging, distribution automation, distribution reporting and client system status reporting
  • Roadmap development for near-term and longer-term implementation strategies
  • Documentation of processes, methods and procedures for use case implementation and execution
  • Investigation, evaluation and implementation of tools to ensure the integrity of distributed data and software packages and validation of package integrity at user sites
  • Investigation, evaluation and implementation of tools and hardware for cross domain distribution of data and software packages
  • Plan, execute and report on software integration troubleshooting efforts, conduct cybersecurity scans and analysis activities and provide findings and recommendations back to developers and program managers. 
  • Responsible for developing and coordinating operationally relevant test strategies for Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) environments.
  • Activities include technical document development and review, hardware/software configuration management and control, system installation (workstation environment and networked/domain environments), use of industry standard and customized security scanning tools. 
  • Works directly with software developers, program management and operational user community to identify JMPS security vulnerabilities, integration problems and performance deficiencies and to provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining evaluation procedures.
  • Our team focuses on forward-looking solutions which has made us a valued lifetime partner ensuring mission success!

To be successful you will need these skills:

  • BS degree in related field or equivalent and 8 – 12 years relevant experience.
  • Candidates must possess a minimum of a Secret clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top-Secret clearance. 
  • In-depth skills with .NET development-preferably C# or ability to quickly gain C# proficiency
  • Knowledge and experience with Mission Planning data and Execution Data
  • Possess an understanding of a wide range of mission data formats
  • Experience in applying methods to achieve data integrity and security
  • In-depth knowledge of PowerShell and batch files; Registry and Windows file systems; Group Policy Objects (GPOs); TCP/IP networking; Information Assurance (IA) fundamentals & principals; and assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
  • Candidates must possess a minimum of a Secret clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top-Secret clearance. 
  • Basic understanding/knowledge with the following:
  • Conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
  • Industry IA Scanning Tools (e.g., OpenVas, Nikto, ACAS, or Nessus)
  • IA NIST Special Publications and Security Controls
  • IA Scanning Methods
  • Encryption Protocols (TLS, SSL, etc.); Drive encryption (e.g., bit locker or Vera-crypt)
  • XML and other standard configuration files
  • Windows and other Event Logs
  • Skills in conducting information searches.

Additional preferred skills you may have:

  • IA remediation and POA&M
  • IA Continuous Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting windows performance Windows built-in Performance Tools
  • Mission Planning (routes, draw files, local points, Maps, Charts, etc)
  • Linux or *NIX based systems
  • Risk management
  • OS Installation
  • Mission Data and Data Management methods.
  • Skills in applying and incorporating information technologies into proposed solutions.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% 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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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