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Job #: R-00044710
Location: Huntsville, AL
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:

The Airborne Sensors and Analytics Division (ASAD) within the Defense Group of Leidos has a dynamic opportunity for an Engineering Manager located at our Huntsville, AL office, in support of U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) programs.  You will utilize your engineering experience to provide technical input and problem solving for UAS Scalable Control Interface.  You will be part of the Engineering Team supporting UAS systems that includes software, datalinks, avionics, payloads and a full spectrum of functional engineering activities including integration, testing, and process management.  Engineering activities include: Requirements analysis, design, functional testing, and all associated documentation.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Act as a main proponent to ensure successful engineering for all facets of the US Army RQ-7Bv2 Shadow, MQ-1C Gray Eagle and UAS SCI program.
•    Manage cross functional agile teams and subcontractor teams in the execution of projects across the all assigned UAS programs
•    Manage, coach, and mentor all aspect of professional development and career growth for team members.
•    Utilize industry proven agile framework SAFe and tailor Agile methodologies to successful exceed customer expectations and program goals.
•    Experience with Family of Systems (FoS) Interoperability Profiles (IOPs) and STANAG 4586 standards
•    Performs top-level design tasks using systems engineering methodology to derive software requirements and overall system impact
•    Develop and manage software development plans, software test descriptions, software requirements specifications, software test procedures and software test plans
•    Conduct and manage software integration tests in a Software Integration Lab (SIL) environment
•    Integration, troubleshooting, testing, and documentation of UAS engineering tasks
•    Develop and transform low/high-level design artifacts into functional systems design.
•    Manage sub-contractors executing complex engineering tasks.
•    Develop an integrated master plan for engineering activities.
•    Develop and manage statement of work for all engineering related activities.
•    Develop and maintain engineering documentation and diagrams.
•    Coordinate and communicate with the United States Army, UAS stakeholders, end users, and internal & external customer and leadership.
•    Responsible for analysis, implementation planning, and subcontractor coordination, integration & test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment will be required.
•    Responsible in cross-functional activities to accomplish assigned tasks and will be responsible for leadership activities as required

Basic qualifications:
•    Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a minimum twelve (12) years of prior relevant experience.
•    Have a strong background in the UAS field to include the ability to integrate, troubleshoot, and test hardware and software
•    UAS engineering experience and/or relevant experience in a related field.
•    US citizenship with an active DoD Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
•    10% CONUS travel required
•    Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills.

Candidate must also have experience in the following:
•    Leading and managing unmanned aircraft systems including technology processes and projects.
•    Coaching and leading agile teams and facilitating team of team meetings from 5 to 100 team members
•    Coordinating with Third-Party Hardware and Software Vendors for successful systems integration and testing.
•    Diagnosing complex system problems and develop innovative solutions.
•    Cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of system integration activities
•    Microsoft office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
•    Working in a team-based environment to meet objectives.
•    Working with Government personnel to identify required activities, to perform collaborative planning, review deliverables, and resolve issues.
•    Developing Systems requirements.
•    IPTs or smaller task teams.

Preferred qualifications:
•    Masters in Science.
•    Active Top Secret Clearance.
•    SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Certifications.
•    Experience in the development of proposals and capture management.
•    Extensive knowledge and understanding of multiple engineering disciplines (Integration, Software, Aero, Avionics, etc.).
•    Previous experience with Army UAS Systems, i.e., RQ-7Bv2, MQ-1C, Unmanned Aircraft System ground Control Station (UASGCS), Air Launched Effects (ALE)


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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