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Job #: R-00043901
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Systems Integration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos Civil Transportation Solutions is seeking a Systems Integrator to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) program.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development, integration and deployment of FAA’s TFDM program, a cutting-edge program with advanced NextGen capabilities providing much desired capacity and efficiency improvements to airport surface management for a wide range of stakeholders such as traffic flow managers, air traffic controllers, ramp controllers, pilots and the airlines’ airport operators. TFDM allows these stakeholders many advantages, staging arrivals and departures by providing a shared awareness of flights on the ground, an ability to exchange data electronically with real time picture of traffic volume/movement and a predictive modeling tool for tactical planning and required airport traffic separation. Full functionality is planned to be deployed to 27 large, high-density airports with 62 additional airports receiving improved Electronic Flight Data (EFD), Surface Management (SMN) and Electronic Flight Strip (EFS) capabilities. 

TFDM program has been in development for the last 4+ years and is in the midst of system integration, test and verification stages of two separate and parallel configurations that consist of different levels of capabilities and future enhancements, scheduled to be deployed incrementally over the next several years. During this critical stage of the program, customer partnership is key to ensuring that system integration and deployments stay on schedule, while identifying, managing and resolving all technical and operational risks. 

•    Work with engineers across Leidos and the FAA with system-level integration of new features and capabilities while supporting the implementation and verification of system specifications and requirements. 
•    Support numerous baselines and COTS products, providing scripting/coding expertise to enhance tools, scripts and scenarios to allow various software products to work together in a simulated or live interface test environment. 
•    Assist in authoring and/or contributing to the development of technical work products, such as engineering test approaches, test procedures, integration and test requirements to support customer deliverables (CDRLs).
•    Support system functionality change requests (CRs), program trouble reports (PTRs), HW, SW, CAS/COTS integration and test/requirement verification and validation activities. 

•    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.
•    A minimum of 3 years of experience in system integration, system test or software development
•    Have hands-on experience applying software development principles to build, test, verify and deploy solutions into the production environments
•    Have a good understanding and experience in systems, software or test engineering concepts and principles across full SW Development Life Cycle in an Agile Scrum environment.
•    Strong organizational skills, be attentive to detail and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Demonstrated experience working with customer requirements and specifications 
•    Demonstrated experience integrating COTS products, simulation tools and scripts 
•    Proven ability to test and integrate prototypes and implemented systems/solutions
•    Proven ability to document test approaches, test steps, procedures and requirements traceability
•    Proven ability to execute, verify and demo requirement test approaches, test steps and procedures
•    Proven ability to investigate, debug and triage discrepancy reports  
•    Strong collaboration and customer service skills
•    Ability to develop and present briefings to internal and external customers
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment
•    Ability to be flexible to changing situations, schedules and requirements
•    Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as in team environments

Desired Qualifications:
•    Familiarity with FAA customer, aviation or air traffic control domain  
•    Understanding of system engineering, system design and system integration concepts
•    Experience working with requirements and analysis to include authoring, reviewing, inspecting and delivering formal engineering documents  
•    Prior knowledge or familiarity with TFDM program especially Surface Management and/or Interfaces such as RTCS, TFCS, TFMS etc.   
•    Ability to create and modify XML scenarios for playback on the TFDM System
•    Experience working with legacy system integration of complex CAS/COTS products, including modeling, scenario generation and simulation techniques
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a team environment

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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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