The Defense Group at Leidos currently has a potential opening for a Systems Design Subject Matter Expert to work in our Ramstein AFB, Germany offices. This an exciting opportunity to use your experience and skill supporting the USAFE – AFAFRICA team to bridge current operations and future Air Base Air Defense (ABAD) strategy, plans, and design.
Responsible for the management of the Systems Design Engineering function for the program. Will apply past experience, knowledge and skills to provide recommendations regarding systems development, testing, sustainment and enhancement. Organizes project and task work-loads and selects individuals most qualified for assignments on specific projects. Directs technical organization to ensure progress according to technical objectives; the SME Lead plans, directs, and coordinates all task order technical operations. Acts as primary customer contact all matters of systems design the SME lead will lead task order review sessions with customer to discuss cost; schedule; and technical performance. Establishes design concepts; criteria and engineering efforts for product research; development; integration and test. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules; identifies program problems and obtains solutions; such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Position requires the flexibility to work on short notice, overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related field with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience or a Master’s Degree and 10 years of experience in a STEM field
US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret DoD Security Clearance
Proven ability to reach out to Industry, Academia, and the USG Lab system synchronizing efforts across multiple lines of research, development and funding
Knowledgeable in program management methodology and techniques; performance evaluation and change management principles
Demonstrated ability in the areas of manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling, and budget control
Qualified applicant will possess excellent managerial and leadership skills
Current PMP certification
Operational experience as senior USAF leader in Base Defense and airborne threat systems from micro UAS to Cruise missile and future Hyper-sonic threats
Working knowledge of USAF / USAFE C2 / C5ISR systems and current operational employment methodology
Previous assignment history in USAFE
Previous experience managing Large and complex System designs efforts / contracts
Working knowledge of system-level requirements / Software development methodologies
Demonstrated ability to work across internal functions and with outside entities to facilitate successful product completion/delivery
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top 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 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 www.Leidos.com.
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