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Job #: R-00056166
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Top Management ENG
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The Leidos Corporate Office of Technology has an opening for the Director of the Cyber Accelerator, located in Reston, VA.

Position Summary
The Cyber Accelerator champions Leidos’ technology-based differentiation in all aspects of full-spectrum cybersecurity including information technology and cyber physical systems. The Accelerator provides discriminating technologies, reusable solutions for captures and programs, scalable solutions and enterprise resources, and thought leadership in Cyber. The Accelerator develops innovative and differentiated software solutions for integration and implementation across all of Leidos’ customers. The Accelerator develops these solutions through a mixture of Internal Research & Development (IRAD), Contract R&D (CRAD), strategic vendor partnerships, and harvesting of innovative solutions from existing programs and the Leidos CIO office. These differentiated solutions provide value in our customers’ environments that require massive scale, heterogeneity, mission criticality, resiliency, and security. The Accelerator hires and grows top talent in cybersecurity including solution architects and subject matter experts. The Accelerator provides solution development, technical proposal leadership and mentoring support to strategic captures.

Primary Responsibilities
List daily duties and/or specific job responsibilities.
The Director of the Cyber Accelerator provides the overall technical leadership for the company in cyber. The Director is responsible for defining the technical strategy in cyber. He/she drives software best practices and tools across the entire Leidos enterprise. He/she works very closely with other Leidos accelerators to innovate at scale. He/she collaborates across the Office of Technology (OOT) with Group and Operation CTOs to align technology strategy with the BD pipeline and program/customer needs in cyber. This includes managing the successful execution of IRAD projects, staffing, budgeting, and adoption by programs and proposals of the solutions. Day-to-day activities range from managing technical staff, to making strategic recommendations on how to allocate resources, to doing public speaking that communicates the Leidos and cyber vision and capabilities. His/her decisions help drive long-term success, profitability, and growth across the company. The Director also supports, communicates, and implements the technical element of the Office of Technology’s technical workforce strategy including building communities of technical talent across the corporation. He/she meets with current and potential customers to demonstrate the company's credentials at solving problems with technically-differentiated and technically-sound solutions. He/she seeks partnerships with strategic suppliers to increase learning opportunities and harvest external technologies to ensure Leidos differentiation.  Additionally, he/she identifies external technical talent, manages a team, provides supervision, develops mid to senior level technical staff, and promotes a dynamic, highly-motivated, and inclusive work environment.

Basic Qualifications
•10-15 years of related industry experience
•Prior technical roles within similar organizations with growing duties and responsibilities
•Master’s degree in a Science, Engineering, or Technology field
•A recognized expert in his/her field (journal articles/books/white papers), having frequently spoken at high-level conferences
•Excellent technical credentials in fields relevant to cyber (e.g., defensive cyber operations, cyber physical systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning)
•Experienced at contributing to the solution development for large (>$500M) captures and programs.
•Experience leading internal research and development projects.
•Effective at communicating with senior management including executive leaders and Board members.
•Strong public speaking skills
•Ability to influence and persuade others, and build consensus
•Ability to identify, mentor, lead, manage, and promote talent
•Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications
•Ph.D. in a Science, Engineering, or Technology field
•Strong oral and written communication skills

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External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Top Management ENG

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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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