The Leidos Defense Group/C4ISR Operation CTO organization is seeking an Autonomy Solutions Architect to develop maritime ISR autonomy solutions and execute programs that modernize unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and integrates them into manned-unmanned teams in concert with maritime ISR missions and their contribution to joint all-domain operational objectives. The position focuses on technical priorities of the Maritime Systems Division (MSD) as guided by the MSD Chief Engineer, and works with other senior leaders in the Defense Group, the Office of Technology (OoT), and across Leidos (including Intel Group and Dynetics) to pursue broader autonomous platforms and collaborative autonomy objectives.
Develops maritime autonomy roadmaps and solutions that are highly innovative, focused on maritime autonomy mission applications, from mid-TRL capabilities to continuous delivery and operational sustainment. A key focus is on prioritizing autonomy capabilities for the near, mid, and long-term consistent with Navy mission constructs.
Works with technical staff and Business Development personnel to understand customer needs; leads development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results through capture and proposal.
Performs technical execution leadership on a combination of customer- and internally-funded programs and projects.
Aligns solutions to the technology investment vision of the MSD through the leadership of the MSD Chief Engineer
Leads work of other technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs.
Works to secure cross-organization buy-in on solutions that move from current practices toward agreement/acceptance of new concepts, practices, and approaches.
-BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience.
-A broad understanding of autonomy as applied to current and emerging relevant maritime missions, platforms, and systems; agile DevSecOps methodologies; and how maritime manned-unmanned teams will employ maritime systems into collaborative autonomy applications.
-Experience leading the development of innovative solutions in support of major capture and proposal efforts, balancing these solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other business considerations.
-Experience in creation of white papers, proposals, and briefings demonstrating the thought leadership capabilities of the organization, as well as supporting various marketing and business development efforts through customer interaction.
-Strong communication skills
-Position requires an active Secret clearance, therefore US Citizenship is required to be eligible. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a TS security clearance.
-Recent experience in architecting autonomous systems as they apply to maritime ISR missions.
-Direct experience working with key Navy and related government organizations.
-Understanding of internal Leidos autonomy capabilities and limitations.
-Experience in support of and participation in transition of programs from capture/proposal to execution.
-Experience engaging in business development and capture efforts in the role of Solution Architect.
-Familiarity with secured data including multi-level classified data.
-Active TS security clearance.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Engineering
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 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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