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Job #: R-00068109
Location: Lincoln, LIN
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Systems Engineer

We are in search of a system engineering to join a Leidos business and help support us in our ambitious growth plans for the beginning of 2022. The successful Systems Engineer will have a full understanding of the principles of systems engineering, will have prior experience as a Systems Engineer on a major programme involving accepting and integrating deliveries from suppliers. Using their experience in Systems Engineering, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with customers and suppliers to execute Systems Engineering activities across the full lifecycle, with specific focus on Model Based Systems Engineering.

Who are Leidos?

Leidos are a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

Leidos Innovations UK is a multi-national technology company comprising a number of diverse lines of business. Leidos UK is a component of Leidos US with a number of business areas encompassing National Security and Defence, Civil and Logistics; one of the key areas is Tactical Data Links (TDLs). The company implements a matrix organisation structure that in collaboration with other lines of business, industry partners, subcontractors and vendors as appropriate is able to capture and deliver programmes of work consistent with the Company’s business objectives and goals.

Over the last 20+ years the TDL Portfolio within Leidos has been supporting numerous Nations and Industry partners providing technical and Subject Matter Experts (SME) across a whole raft of activities associated with the integration, test, verification and validation for TDLs.

Leidos UK have developed a full suite of test tools to support the engineering life-cycles from requirements capture/management (eSMART), real-time message analysis (CIVET), Link 16 terminal control (PUMA) and post mission analysis (MANDRIL). Leidos UK are the formal European reseller of Northrop Grumman MTDL simulation/emulation TIGER tool which integrates seamlessly into our test environment.

Specific Job Description:

Leidos UK are fortunate to have a number of interesting Multiple Tactical Data Link (MTDL) related opportunities which will require additional personnel to join and support our dedicated TDL portfolio. Opportunities to support a Link 16 sustainment programme, a MTDL system refresh, upgrade and support along with various long term enhancement programmes. Additionally we also have Subject Matter Expert (SME) support opportunities to a number of new contracts.

The successful candidate will work as part of a Data Link Portfolio Team performing a range of system engineering tasks across the development lifecycle for TDLs. The employee will require an in-depth understanding of Link 16 terminals and ancillary equipment. Be cognisant with the respective interfaces (SIMPLE, JREAP, Ethernet, MIL-STD 1553) and the associated cabling/configuration requirements for use in a TDL test environment.

The job on occasion may require customer site attendance to conduct various test activities in accordance with the contracted requirements. Successful candidates will be expected to apply their knowledge of TDL systems and test engineering best practice in the performance of their duties and be responsible for ensuring test compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the development lifecycle.  

The position will be full-time within the existing TDL team providing technical, test and integration support.

Required Skills:

·        Detailed understanding of source documentation for Multi-TDLs – Message Standards and Terminal ICDs

·        Good knowledge/experience of TDL Testing and platform implementation

·        Knowledge of system engineering applied to TDL environment

·        Use/knowledge of TDL test tools – desktop, rig testing and live testing

·        Experience of TDL Terminals/Modems

·        Experience of TDL Architecture(s)  - multiple platforms, host, radios, terminals, crypto

·        Ability to produce technical reports with recommendations

Desired Skills:

·        Understanding of the iSMART process and associated eSMART documentation

·        Experience in conducting TDL Testing

·        Knowledge of military communications systems

·        Appreciation of system design & integration challenges

·        Knowledge of the TDL toolset; eSMART, CIVET, MANDRIL, TIGER (Northrop Grumman)

Typical Minimum Education & Experience:

Individuals with higher education qualifications and/or relevant military operational or related engineering experience will be considered.

What do we do for you?

We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent.

Our reward scheme includes:

•           Contributory Pension Scheme

•           Private Medical Insurance

•           33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)

•           Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, and cycle to work scheme)

Commitment to Diversity

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs

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COVID Response

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 January 18, 2022, 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. 

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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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