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Job #: R-00066710
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Leidos Federal Health Division is seeking a Veterans Benefits Claims Decision Support (VBCDS) Chief Engineer to support the design and implementation of new managed service offerings to support the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).


The Veterans Benefits Claims Decision Support (VBCDS) Chief Engineer understands claims within the Veterans Benefits Administration and the processes by which the VBA determines benefits. They will understand how VBA applications and processes interconnect across platforms and how they impact VBA and the programs’ end users. This position will support VBA directly by leading subject matter resources across Leidos to deliver claims decision support at the VBA. They will work coordinate with leadership across Leidos to implement a strategic, which they will help create, and ushering in processes that will bring innovation and efficiencies to the benefits claims process. Collaborating across business areas, you develop holistic technical solutions to ensure quality, integration and compliance across multiple environments and lead integration, installation and upgrades of decision support services.

  • Monitor level of maturity and facilitates delivery of decision support products to the Veterans Benefits Administration, including the development of the VBA Pension Optimization Initiative (VBA POI) Detailed Operating Model

  • Partnering with BD, Capture, Operations and SA resources assigned to the opportunity, this person will lead a team of product and solution architects in the most complex benefits environment

  • Oversees the implementation, operational support, maintenance, and optimization of decision support products and services

  • As appropriate, actively engages with teaming partners and internal resources to develop a holistic, end-to-end solution; includes establishing development and performance expectations for all systems applications

  • Utilizes understanding of strategic production architectural direction to identify gaps in standards, guidance, and tooling

  • Develops the Scope of Work to vendors and partnersaligned to the approved Operating Model

  • Ensures consistency of solution offering based on knowledge of the existing VBA environment

  • Develops a roadmap for successful capture and execution of future initiatives (e.g., VBA Compensation Optimization)

  • Works within business unit and with division (e.g., Health) and corporate resources to align core competencies and partner domain experts with opportunity roadmap

  • Collaborates with business unit program managers, business development and division and corporate technical and functional capture teams

  • Leads integration / installation / upgrades of decision support production technologies

  • Ensures all system documentation/schematics are up to date

  • Leads technical training and workshops as necessary


  • BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience.

  • 10+ years’ benefit management experience, with pension claims experience highly desired

  • 15+ years of relevant experience in solution engineering, product design/delivery and/or systems engineering

  • Understanding of IP Infrastructure, legacy video networks, advanced video delivery methods, software, network security, digital hardware, digital asset management systems, post-production environments, understanding of encoding protocols, end to end live streaming pipelines.

  • Deep understanding and application of beneficiary claims automation capabilities.

  • Possesses client intimacy with key client stakeholders

  • Must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment and be able to make decisions on the fly.

  • Great communication skills, a can-do attitude, and collaborative working style are vital.

  • Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment, while having superior attention to detail; focused.

  • Collaborative with proven ability to work across teams and synthesize input from various stakeholders


  • Engineering background or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience within the Veterans Benefits Administration is a plus.

"External Referral Eligible"

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00


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

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