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Job #: R-00052360
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group within Leidos has an opening for an Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XIIB, Systems (AIMS) subject matter expert (SME) (Japanese LNO) to work on a customer site. The SME will utilize fluency in Japanese, knowledge of Japanese FMS technology, and related experience of IFF, Mark XIIB System (AIMS) to provide high-level subject matter expertise, be a key interface to Project Managers, functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel, and advise Government leadership to influence solution design, process and/or approaches.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for translating, interpreting, and assessing oral and written material such as classified and unclassified reports, technical data, briefings, and conversations.

  • Assist with the engineering analysis of the Mark XIIB component integration, interface, and testing by performing technical and mission analyses of tactical communication networks, Mark XIIB systems, and exploration of technologies to complement or supplement identification of friendly forces

  • Provide technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environment, high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, and implementation advice on complex problems that require in-depth subject matter knowledge.

  • Interface with Project Manager, functional leaders, subcontractors, support personnel, and host-nation counterparts, and may advise Leidos/customer stakeholders to influence solution design, process and/or approaches.

  • Apply principles, methods, and knowledge of functional areas of expertise to specific task order requirements, and identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts.

  • Design and prepare technical reports, studies, and related documentation, make charts and graphs to record results, and prepare, translate and deliver presentations, training, briefings, and brochures in English and Japanese.

  • Identify, communicate and provide recommendations to mitigate risks to the programs and projects, and clarify questions and issues.

  • Provide informal translation at bilateral meetings and translate documents.

  • Provide administrative and logistics support for meetings, site visits, etc.

  • Translate written and spoken communication between English and Japanese.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires the technical knowledge and the ability to apply principles and concepts within a specific related technical discipline, and broad leadership knowledge to influence project teams.

  • At least a Bachelor of Science in business, technology, or engineering and 8 – 12 years of total experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of total experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of Japanese FMS experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of IFF, Mark XIIB System (AIMS) related experience.

  • Fluent in Japanese and experience providing translation support as demonstrated by achieving technical proficiency and functional fluency (i.e., score of a 3+) on Interagency Language Round Table (ILRR) Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) or equivalent test.

  • Experience with Japanese culture and customs to the degree necessary to conduct themselves appropriately in business meetings and interactions.

  • Experience with meeting facilitation and coordination.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats to a variety of audiences.

  • Comfortable briefing senior government personnel.

  • Able to multi-task and respond/adapt to changing/evolving requirements.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with internal team members across multiple areas and host-nation client team members.

  • Ability to influence project/team leaders regarding solution design, process and/or approaches.

  • U.S. citizen; Public Trust Clearance

  • Eligible and ability to obtain Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, science, technology, or engineering.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

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 40,000 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

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