Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets.
The Leidos Intelligence Group is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to lead the engineering, design and implementation of the next generation of cryptographic product security, transport, and accountability for key and data for high and medium assurance applications.
Successful candidates must possess and apply expertise on multiple complex work assignments. Assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems.
Position responsibilities will include:
Lead system engineering, hardware, and software analysis to support the Navy’s Key Management project portfolio.
Define and apply systems engineering processes to develop systems that meet customer requirements.
Manage requirements, including decomposition, allocation, verification, and validation for subsequent use by the development and test teams.
Define and develop System Architecture, CONOPS, and use case development using systems engineering methodologies.
Participate and lead discussions at customer meetings, working groups, and technical interchange meetings associated with the work performed in this project.
Required to research, design, write, and review a wide range of technical documentation that will include but not be limited to: technical manuals, design specification documents, interface requirements specification, system user guides, reference manuals, installation guides, and data sheets that may be required to assist with the design, integration, testing, and fielding of the system; will provide project briefing materials upon request.
Option to work a 9/80 work schedule (i.e., 9 hour days, then work 8 hours on first Friday and off the second Friday)
Relocation assistance available to move to San Diego, CA
Position requires US citizenship and an active Secret DoD security clearance.
Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 12-15 years of system engineering experience.
Demonstrated experience in requirements decomposition.
Experience that demonstrates ability to analyze risks and uncertainties and ability to navigate projects through established processes.
Understanding complex system development methods.
Knowledge of software design patterns.
Knowledge of Agile Development methodologies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge and experience with computing and related technologies including
Software development methodologies such as TDD, Peer programming, debugging
Software languages such as C/C++, C#, Java
Development frameworks such as smartGWT, Netbeans
Software security and quality assessment and measurement such fortify, sonar
Configuration Management and version control systems like PVCS, Git, SVN
Scripting support such as Python, bourne/c shell/k shell/ bash
Collaboration tools like MatterMost, Teams
Web server configuration and use with servers such as NGINX, JBoss/Wildfly, Apache
Artificial Intelligence including deep learning, ANN, CNN
AI related frameworks such as pytorch, tensor flow
Database design, configuration, replication, backup, archive, and restore
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Continuous integration environments (e.g., Jenkins, GitLab-CI).
Familiarity with System Architecture development and description concepts including
Descriptive framework including DoDAF
Architecture development and system modeling tools such as Enterprise Architect
Design refinement with workflows and use cases
Architecture forms including centralized, client-server, distributed, virtualized, and cloud based
Data replication, sharing, and shadowing
Containerized environments and deployment including Docker
Understanding of Cryptographic Key Management based on EKMS and KMI.
COMSEC Operations and Accountability
Transfer, receipt, accounting, inventory, reconciliation, and reporting
Warehouse operations, receiving, distribution, reporting, and automation
Familiarity with Agile processes including
Agile / Scrum
Tools and environment such as jira, VersionOne
Agile use, automation, configuration, tracking, and optimization
Detailed knowledge of Networking and Interface technologies including
Web services including RESTful and SOAP
Documentation with IETF/RFCs
ASN.1 constructs, usage, compilers, and implementations
Understanding of Security requirements and implementation including
Windows and Unix security architectures
Security tools and enforcement with McAfee EPO
Patch management and enforcement
Authentication, integrity, and confidentiality services and implementation
Public Key Infrastructure with trust chains, certificates, revocation checking, cert validation
Cryptographic mechanisms such as SHA, HMAC, Elliptic Curve, and quantum resistance approaches
Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
Security monitoring including gathering, reporting, and response using SIEM
Security frameworks adhering to STIGs, RMF
Strong background in Requirements Specification and Management with
Requirements specification and control processes
Requirements in an agile environment
Requirements traceability from architecture development through Test, Accreditation, and Deployment
Understanding of full life-cycle testing with
Test planning, conduct, reporting
Web services testing
Performance and load testing
Analysis and Metrics of testing
Proficiency with MS Office products including
Office applications Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint
Office tool automation/scripting (Word, Excel, Access)
General writing and organizational skills are needed
DoD 8570 approved security certification (i.e., Security +) (Will be required 90 days after hire).
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:5,000
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Engineering
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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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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