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Job #: R-00049806-OTHLOC-PL-2D2219
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Systems Engineer will perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems employed in a shipboard marine environment for the deployment of oceanographic payloads and associated supporting equipment. Systems analyses will be performed at all levels of the total product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance. Applicant should possess a working knowledge of model based systems engineering tools, specifically IBM Doors and/or No Magic Cameo. Good communication skills will be essential for the applicant’s coordination of the assigned tasks both within the internal project team, divisional leadership and external customers.  The applicants demonstrated past performance will include working within a collaborative team effort in an Integrated Product Team environment.

The Systems Engineer position offers the applicant the opportunity to:

  • Prepare and support a logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies that translate system level requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop subsystem architectures and designs based on system level requirements
  • Assess subsystem requirements and develop verification methodologies supporting formulation of RVTM/VCRM inputs.
  • Support development of cable deployment CONOPs, subsystem interface control documents and subsystem requirements derived from top-level customer requirements
  • Support hardware/software development lifecycle including concept, design fabrication, production, test, installation, and operation
  • Perform, requirements allocation, detailed trade studies, functional analysis, interface definition studies and timeline analysis, translating system level requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Support a logical and systematic approach to the application of top-level system requirements into a total systems solution meeting technical, schedule, and cost goals.
  • Supports development of new and updating of existing system design standards to meet specific current and future requirements.
  • Up to 25% travel (Post-COVID Restrictions)

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires BS degree and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. A combination of extensive work experience and or education may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working familiarity with IBM Doors (preferred) or No Magic Cameo
  • Prior Experience with System/Subsystem development for operation in a shipboard ocean environment
  • Good technical writing skills with strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Systems Engineering

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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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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