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Job #: R-00057708
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Senior Project Engineer to work on customer site in Tampa, FL.

The Senior Project Engineer will assist in the planning, development, coordination, and distribution of all garrison and deployable IT intelligence systems resident at US Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) and supported subordinate units. The responsibilities span all intelligence disciplines to include, but not limited to:  infrastructure, architecture and systems requirements for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, All-Source Analysis, Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Counter Intelligence (CI), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT).

Primary Responsibilities


  • Assists in the planning, coordination and distribution of all garrison and deployed intelligence information systems and special intelligence communications systems used for voice, video and data processing. 
  • Assists in the planning and coordination pertaining to the purchasing/contracting of intelligence systems, the coordination of intelligence requirements with all MARCENT staff elements, subordinate commands, and requisite commands/agencies external to MARCENT.
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of all intelligence systems development, training, fielding, support, and accreditation requirements, providing continuity over the long-term upward trajectory of MARCENT intelligence capabilities. 
  • Provides both technical and administrative input into the intelligence requirements process.
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
  • Provides technical and analytical guidance to the project team.
  • Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems. 
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technologies related to potential enhancement of MARCENT technical intelligence capabilities including coordinating and participating in technology demonstrations. 
  • Prepares information papers, position papers, briefings and other documentation in support of the intelligence systems inputs to the CENTCOM Strategic Planning Process. 
  • Represents the organization in sessions with other activities or agencies relevant to the specialized field of responsibility and is expected to present information in a persuasive manner. 
  • Provides inputs on requirements, based on, technical analysis of intelligence requirements and needs of the activity. 
  • Works independently and with considerable latitude for initiative and creativity in accomplishing assigned tasks and objectives, subject only to established policy guidance, production schedules and work priorities.
  • Communicates with internal team members and customers across multiple areas.

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently possess an active TS/SCI
  • BA/BS degree in a science, technology, or engineering field and 10 years of total experience. or Master’s degree and 8 years of experience.
  • 4+ years operational intelligence experience at the Service, Component, or COCOM level
  • Broad understanding of and ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts of network engineering, systems administration, and information security domains.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interface with military officials, managers, and subordinates
  • Ability to analyze, document and present complex Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) issues to decision-makers for action.
  • Ability to highlight the important decision factors while still presenting the overall pros and cons of C4ISR issues. 
  • Ability to present C4ISR issues in the broader context of national, theater and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) policies, directives, orders, and operational requirements. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certification
  • ITILv3 or v4 certification
  • DoD 8570.01M certification at IAT Level II, such as Security+ CE
  • Command and Staff College graduate, Field Grade officer
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in USMC C4ISR

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

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Requisition Category:


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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