Leidos is hiring a Systems Engineer with an active Top Secret clearance in Dahlgren, VA! All work is onsite; the candidate must have an active TS clearance to be considered.
Our System Engineer will provide advisory and assistance services (A&AS) to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) SAPCO in the Sea-Based Weapons Systems facilities at the Navy Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA.
The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with excellent communication skills to collaborate closely with customer and program personnel.
Review program requirements, specs, test plans, and program plans to engineer security solutions for the successful development, testing, and fielding of missile defense capabilities
Provide guidance on the design and execution of sensitive ground testing (digital, HWIL) and flight testing
Provide technical and security oversight for special program design, planning and management by guiding and implementing strategies to meet program needs/special demands crucial for effective program protection across multiple engineering disciplines
Discover information protection needs for missile defense sensor, interceptor, computer, and communications systems, and define system security requirements for these systems. Develop fully integrated system security architectures consistent with system technical performance and support the implementation of security designs.
Evaluate future technology integration with respect to critical program information (CPI) protection requirements. Support horizontal protection studies and analyses to determine the value of specific classified technologies and ensure classifications are consistent with other department, agency, and directorate programs and elements.
Develop and implement special security policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods to identify and protect sensitive information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss. Assist in establishing appropriate program protections beyond the collateral security structure and in development of new special programs.
Determine and/or execute special security actions for a wide range of assignments, such as developing Program Protection Plans, Sensitive Test Plans, Security Classification Guides, Standard Operating Procedures, and Operational tactics/techniques in implementing special program protection.
Develop technical and budget briefings for agency senior leadership, including congressional staffers, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Assist in responding to Congressional inquiries and senior OSD and Service briefings.
Support development of the MDA Director’s Program Review briefings. Support Director-level briefing coordination.
Draft and coordinate agency annual reports and briefings for senior leadership and congressional actions/responses. Assist in the review and development of special program annual report submissions.
Collaborate closely with government and agency contractor personnel in team environment; participate in team meetings. Provide technical indoctrinations to new personnel.
Conduct assessments of technical and security information protection effectiveness and report status to special programs executive management.
Position involves daily coordination with agency senior staff and line managers.
•BA/BS in science, math, engineering or a related field with 5+ years of related experience
•Military or government DoD experience
•Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•2+ years DoD Acquisition experience and/or previous Navy/Aegis/Missile Defense experience.
•Experience working service or agency special programs.
•Current DoD TS/SCI clearance.
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
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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