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Job #: R-00067670
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Top Management ENG
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) is the Research and Develop Operation of the Dynetics Group. Its mission is to research and develop innovative technologies and solutions for the Leidos enterprise by capturing and executing externally-funded R&D programs leading to Programs of Record. LInC develops advanced technologies and products in Space-based Overhead Persistent IR Surveillance, Radar, Electronic Warfare/SIGINT, EO/IR Sensing, Data Analytics, Cyber, Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Vehicle Survivability, Chemical and Biological sensing, Radiation Sensing, Radiography, and Laser/High Power Microwave Directed Energy. LInC’s work spans applied research and development through prototype and product development. Key customers include DARPA, IARPA, DTRA, MDA, the services (USAF, USN, USA) and their respective S&T organizations, the Intelligence Community, and a variety of classified customers. LInC comprises over 1,000 employees and includes about a third of the nearly 60 Leidos Tech Fellows as well as many of the company's most senior solution architects.
The LInC’s strategy is to align the customer R&D projects as well as internal investments to create discriminating technologies and capabilities that lead to programs of record (PoR) within the Dynetics Group and adjacent Groups across the corporation. The Director of Transition will drive and coordinate the planning, execution and tracking of these strategic thrusts for the LInC. In collaboration with the Group division managers, technologists, and business development representatives, the Director of Transition will refine and maintain the discriminating technology plans to create LInC roadmaps and management metrics.
The Director of Transition is responsible for managing the technology transition and product implementation process including requirements management, project planning, and in collaboration with Group Strategy, identify and develop transition roadmaps in the Group vectors. The role will act as a focal point to integrate Group technology needs developed by the CTO organization with the PoR transition roadmaps where applicable. Utilize capability development planning and project management expertise to effectively guide team members and business stakeholders through the process of delivering new solutions. Ensure clear project objectives and scope to execute on business plan and delivery schedule. Assist with the documentation and presentation of project charters, product milestones, roles and responsibilities, business communication and operational plans. Manage delivery expectations and coordinate necessary involvement of resources across organization. Facilitate change management and transition plans working with business impact team in coordination with Operations and Groups.

This position will be based out of Arlington, VA however the selected candidate could work out of other locations that have a Leidos facility for LInC such as Dayton, OH; San Diego, CA; Reston, VA; Huntsville, AL and other potential offices. Travel could be greater for those outside of the National Capital Region.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist division managers with definition and prioritization of development activities in order to support the LInC and corporate vision, mission and goals
  • Lead the development and management of Program of Record Transition Roadmaps
  • In collaboration with business development (Op, Group and SAE), analyze DoD Integrated Priority Lists, urgent and emergent needs; map/align needs to strategic thrusts
  • In collaboration with business development, line leadership and technology create Strategy to action tasking
  • Monitor and status Strategy to Action items
  • Establish cadence with other Operations and Groups to aid in developing and articulating roadmaps with actionable technology needs identified
  • Ensure PoR Transition Roadmaps align to Group strategy by engaging and collaborating with Group Strategy leads
  • Monitor and report on project progress and costs quantifying LInC programs
  • Develop and maintain relevant procedures and protocols for implementing new products and services
  • Mentor LInC and business partners on the utilization of product development best practices, resource allocation, project prioritization, charters, plan development, risk analysis, scope and requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US government clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, science, engineering, math or related major with 17+ years of experience and a minimum 10 years of relevant experience in process improvement and strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of the methodology necessary to target and capture future work, along with demonstrated results
  • Ability to gain internal consensus support; operate independently without supervision or feedback; conceive new and innovative ideas and solutions; predicting potential outcomes, and determine which alternative course of action to follow
  • Ability to establish positive, constructive relationships with technical and functional staff, managers, and peers within the Operation, Group, and across Leidos organizations. Experience in identifying potential partners and working with other team members to develop a total integrated business solution.
  • In depth experience with the operational requirements of customer base
  • Demonstrated experience with Department of Defense acquisition and technology development programs; Well versed in Department of Defense acquisition policies and procedures
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential and should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other advanced degree in applicable major
  • Intimately familiar with Department of Defense budgeting process and associated Congressional processes
  • Preference given to qualified candidates with an active clearance
  • Demonstrated experience transition technologies to PoRs

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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, 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

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