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Job #: R-00046214
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Marketing Communications
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

    Leidos is seeking a CAV Technology Liaison / Transfer Tech to support a variety of stakeholder engagement and outreach activities related to our Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) research, open source software development, and equipment loan/support program.

    *Candidate must have experience with Connected and Automated Vehicles*

    This position would join the Leidos team that operates FHWA's Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), where emerging transportation technologies are researched, developed, and tested with the goal of improving safety, mobility, and environmental impacts. STOL leads a variety of open source software, research, and stakeholder engagement activities to support the advancement and deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) strategies. Our lab is multidisciplinary and very collaborative. We have a growing team of civil, electrical, communications, and automotive engineers; software developers; communications, marketing, and outreach specialists; and program/project managers and administrators.

    We are looking for an outgoing, motivated, and knowledgeable professional to work with our team to build partnerships with key stakeholders – academics, state/local transportation agencies, automobile and CAV/ITS device manufacturers, software developers, and transportation industry associations.

    Key activities for this position include:

    • Lead outreach activities to understand new/growing areas of development in connected vehicle space.
    • Develop system level understanding on status and technical aspects of existing projects.
    • Act as bridge between stakeholders and Solution Architect/Development team. Identify Architecture Gaps and effective forums/approaches for gaps. Groom backlog based on requirements and synergy from stakeholders; Negotiate Architecture updates based on industry needs
    • Lead Stakeholder Engagements[demonstrations, 1 on 1 meetings, cross collaboration meetings and webinars] as Subject Mater Expert and/or STOL representative
    • Identify target audiences and goals for each stakeholder engagement initiative.
    • Develop content and engagement strategies for stakeholder engagement activities in our current plans/roadmaps.
    • Examples of stakeholder engagement activities include: technical working groups, focus groups, webinars, panels, conference sessions and gatherings, small group presentations, online discussion forums, website content, social media, videos, graphics, fact sheets, etc.
    • Identify synergies and opportunities; develop work scopes and proposals that enables co development and create opportunities for us to pursue outside STOL.
    • Coordinate with STOL Communications Team on tracking engagement activities and impact.
    • Strong organization skills and ability to contribute to ongoing efforts to launch client relationship management and performance management strategies.

    This position is currently remote (due to COVID-19) but will be located at FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Facility in McLean, VA when Leidos and FHWA COVID-19 safety procedures allow for a larger percentage of staff onsite. The role may require travel to meet with transportation operators, provide onsite support, conduct demonstrations, and participate or present at conferences.

    Required Education & Experience:

    • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Communication, Systems, Transportation), Computer Science. Other disciplines will be considered.
    • 2+ years relevant technical experience preferably System Engineering Experience
    • A working knowledge of the transportation and Connected and Automated Vehicle industries.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust security clearance.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and ability to pass DMV background check.
    • Self-motivated, desire to learn and grow, and ability to self-teach with minimal guidance.
    • Ability to work directly with clients, listen and identify client needs and goals, receive and act on client feedback.
    • Excellent communication skills – especially writing skills and presentation skills.
    • Strong organization skills and ability to contribute to ongoing efforts to launch Client Relationship Management and performance management strategies.
    • Ability to initiate and grow stakeholder partnerships in CAV research and development.
    • Initiative to independently research new areas and bring recommendations to the team.
    • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks.

    Desired Experience:

    • Work experience related to stakeholder engagement or customer relationships, such as: conducting workshops or webinars, facilitating meeting, marketing and sales, customer relationship management, communications.
    • Work experience related to the ITS, TSMO, or transportation industry.
    • Work experience related to open source software development.

    About Leidos

    Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

    Come join our rapidly growing team and enjoy these benefits:

    • Accrue 3 weeks of PTO during your first year
    • Get ten paid holidays a year
    • Access to benefits on day one including medical and dental insurance
    • The potential to work from home during COVID-19
    • Employee discounts
    • Company HSA contribution
    • Excellent 401K

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    Potential for Telework:


    Clearance Level Required:



    Yes, 10% of the time

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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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