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Job #: R-00070437
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Chief Engineer/Principal Solution Architect at our Warner-Robins, GA office.  Position requires a TS security clearance for consideration.

The Chief Engineer will serve as the principal technical advisor to the customer, and will lead a team of engineers and analysts. In this role, you will be a key interface to Project Managers, functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel, and will advise Government leadership to influence solution design, process and/or approaches. This position is a Key position.

Primary Responsibilities

The Chief Engineer/Principal Solution Architect will have primary responsibility for engineering leadership, solution architecting, and technology advisement in support of the customer.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and independently performs a wide variety of complicated tasks.  Evaluate components and processes, determines design approaches and parameters, analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluate results
  • Develops solutions that are innovative and deliverable, achieved through research, qualification and integration of best practices.
  • Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations
  • Ensures quality products and services are delivered.
  • Contributes to program efforts in several areas, including cost management/avoidance, schedule estimation and tracking, contract performance management, risk management, requirements analysis, and quality assurance activities.
  • Utilizes communication skills to direct the skilled technical resources and report on the technical progress, issues, and problem areas, and communicates and coordinates the resolution of all project-related problems to the appropriate Government lead.
  • Liaises with multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through to project completion.

Basic Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret security clearance. Able to obtain TS/SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related technical area and 12 – 15 years of total experience including the training, qualifications, experience, and clearances to accomplish all tasks identified above.
  • Must have AF DCGS related experience; demonstrates in-depth understanding of technical principles, theories, concepts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with internal team members across multiple areas and client team members. Ability to influence project/team leaders regarding solution design, process and/or approaches. Ability to communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project. 
  • Experience managing a team of engineers and projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, science, technology, or engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge of AF DCGS weapons system.
  • Able to lead complex Solutioning activity comprising: software architecture design and engineering, DevOps and Cloud development.
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills and organizational acumen, able to influence stakeholders across the business at all levels to bring momentum behind resource improvement and change activities.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering resources - able to navigate through the complexities of developing and implementing processes, developing skills and putting in place the supporting infrastructure.
  • Understanding of key business activities including business development, capture & program management.

Pay Range:

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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