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Job #: R-00051397
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions Operation under the Intelligence Group of Leidos is seeking an experienced Senior System Engineer with a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance to support a highly visible fast paced prime contract in the Annapolis Junction, Fort Meade, MD area.

This position is eligible for an increased sign on bonus of $20,000.  Please visit careers.leidos.com/CSS20k for details and a full list of eligible opportunities.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Prototype Development Support (PDS II) program is a TTO-based, LOE program in support of our customer’s Operations organization.  Through new development and rapid prototyping, PDS II looks to help its customer find new and better data sources and tradecraft to answer new and existing intelligence questions to accomplish its mission.  Working across all areas, using methods that run the gamut from leading edge visualizations, analytic development and new technology research, the PDS II program constantly strives to provide the best solutions for the customer to address their mission needs, all in a fast paced, highly collaborative challenging environment.

Primary Responsibilities: As a Senior Systems Engineer you will be responsible for researching, gathering requirements and developing use cases and building prototype solutions for discovery mission customers with an eye towards corporate services adoption. Familiarity with the customer’s capabilities organization is preferable for this position. Customer relations and use cases will drive the timetable and possibly development efforts in order to transition those users from an R&D environment to corporate services. This position requires an innovative thinking with a knack for developing solutions within the realm of possibility for R&D efforts in a data center environment. The candidate will often require interaction with personnel from various organizations inside and out of Operations. This job is perfect for someone who wants to lead and/or be part of a Focused Effort team that constantly strives to architect/engineer open, component-based technological solutions in a fast paced, highly collaborative, challenging environment for the customer. Candidate must be able to perform Linux Admin and Application installation/config/setup duties in a prototype development and evaluation lab on customer site. The candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with integrated engineering, software and security teams as well as independently. Must come to the position with solid foundation of current technologies, and be able to learn new HW and SW technologies quickly. Must be able to interface with multiple customer POCs and brief customer leadership.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Eighteen (18+) years of general experience in computer science, computer engineering, engineering, mathematics, or related discipline.

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in engineering and program processes (CM, QA, risk management, reporting) software development methodologies, planning, designing, and analyzing processing and storage retrieval systems on a mid- to large-scale.

  • Minimum IAT level II certification

  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, math, computer science, or computer engineering may be substituted for four (4) years of general experience. A master’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline may be substituted for two years of general experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Innovative, independent thinker, doer and self-starter

  • Experience with hosting, clustering, scaling and load balancing applications

  • DevOps experience working with nVIDIA Docker and GPU-compute applications

  • Experience with multiple platforms and vendor technologies including Dell, RedHat, nVIDIA, Nutanix, Amazon, Microsoft, CISCO, ARISTA, Brocade, and Palo Alto

  • Experience with Microservices architecture and solutions

  • Must be able to integrate with a customer’s cloud-based data systems (C2S, UWE, GovCloud)

  • Hands-on, proven experience in RedHat Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu or SELinux System Administration

  • Software-defined network (SDN) and software-define Storage (SDS) experience, networks and devices (SSDs, Brocade SAN, Big Switch/ARISTA, FlexOS, Pure FlashBlades, and Dell)

  • VM, file and block storage protocol (e.g., nfs, SAN, etc) experience

  • General networking concepts (DNS, public/private IP routing, VLANs, gateways, firewalls, etc)

  • Puppet, SALT, Ansible, Atlassian CM Tools experience

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Experience architecting and designing application and complex technical solutions.

  • Development experience with very strong aptitude and interest in learning innovative technologies

  • Proven experience installing and configuration applications

  • Active Sec+ or CISSP certification

  • Bash, python, or similar scripting skills

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Machine Learning/AI workflow experience and tools (pyTorch, TensorFlow, café, Torch)

  • AWS

  • AZURE

  • nGINX, Apache tomcat

  • NiFi

  • Palo Alto firewalls and rule sets

  • Docker and nVIDIA Docker Containers

  • Kubernetes and Rancher

  • Jupyter Notebooks and GPU technologies

  • Experience working with nVIDIA Docker and GPU-compute applications

  • Experience with enhanced visualization and graphing tools (Graphistry, Tableu, etc)

  • Experience with Elastic Search and Kibana

  • Programming experience is a plus

  • Technical experience working with large scale data sets

  • Splunk

  • Familiarity with STE/STN

  • Familiarity with LDAP, AD and how to integrate to them

  • Jira or similar ticket tracking system

  • PSC and MRM processes

  • UPS experience

  • Windows System administration and activity directory

  • Data center management experience

  • Nagios or similar monitoring tools

  • Experience installing/configuring database management tools (mongo, SQL, postGres, etc)

The Cyber & SIGINT Solutions (CSS) Operation continues to grow in the Fort Meade, MD and surrounding areas.  We have funded Prime work and are currently seeking innovators, ideators, and game changers to join our team.  We are offering generous sign-on bonuses, competitive salaries, and enhanced benefit plans. To learn more please visit careers.leidos.com/CONMD

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Pay Range:

  

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 www.Leidos.com.

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