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Job #: R-00048137-OTHLOC-PL-2D0103
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Business Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a qualified National Security Space Business Development Manager to join our Dynetics/LInC team to support long-range strategy development, business development and capture, and proposal management.

Duties include, but are not limited to strategic planning, target identification, qualification of targets, aiding / coaching / mentoring / assisting stakeholders in developing capture campaign plans, identifying, prioritizing, scheduling, and accomplishing tasks to capture new opportunities, actively participating in proposals, and program management of opportunities post capture.

A successful candidate will have a deep technical understanding of National Security Space to include: active/passive RF and EO sensors, satellites (buses and other platforms), launch systems, missile tracking and targeting, signal processing, spectral solutions, communications, and respective hardware and software solutions. Additionally, the candidate must have a working experience and demonstrated understanding of the customer community.

The business developer will coordinate efforts within the Dynetics/LInC Group and across Leidos to identify and capture cooperative opportunities. The BD Manager will maintain a healthy pipeline of opportunities and execute cost effective win strategies to achieve annual financial objectives. The position requires the ability to work vertically and horizontally across organizational boundaries, provide BD leadership/mentorship and guidance to operational organizations and interface with financial and contracts support personnel supporting proposal development and business capture processes.  Other duties include management of business development resources (Bid & Proposal and Marketing overhead budgets), data gathering and analysis of return on investment.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree with at least 12+ years of experience.
  • Requires at least 5 years Capture/Business Development experience. Knowledge of Department of Defense, US Space Force, Space and Missile Command (SMC), Space Development Agency (SDA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DARPA, ONR, AFRL, IARPA, and the Intelligence Community.
  • Degree in the STEM, specifically in Physics, Engineering, or Math from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Technical knowledge and experience with space warfare technologies
  • Must possess outstanding oral and written skills.
  • Must have demonstrated success in developing capture strategies and executing capture plans for programs ranging from Science and Technology, Research and Development, and transition to Programs of Record.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word are required.
  • Up to 25% travel
  • Candidate must be a resident of the either Southern California, Northern Virginia or North Alabama or be willing to relocate
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen

  • Candidate must have an active Secret clearance

Other Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a technical or management discipline is preferred
  • Experience identifying, qualifying, and winning new business opportunities across DoD and IC customers
  • Understanding of how to advocate for and advance an opportunity through internal gate reviews, following internal business processes
  • Experience working with large, functionally-diverse teams to pursue large-scale DoD/IC opportunities
  • Experience demonstrating and marketing technical capabilities to customers and end users
  • Experience pursuing opportunities across multiple contract types to include Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, Sole Source, and Other Transaction Authority (OTA)t agreements
  • Experience performing price modeling and competitive pricing analysis
  • Experience performing competitive intelligence gathering
  • Proven high-performer and self-driven
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance is preferred

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Yes, 25% 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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