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Job #: R-00080575
Location: Vista, CA
Category: Configuration Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos’ Security Enterprise Solutions group is seeking an experienced Configuration Data Management (CDM) Manager. As a member of the CDM Team, the CDM Manager will work alongside program managers, engineers and actively lead CDM professionals to process hardware and software changes, ensuring accuracy and completeness of drawings, schematics, software and documentation. The ideal candidate will be able to interpret and apply policies, processes, procedures and technical data standards and maintain awareness for continuous improvement opportunities.

The preference is for the candidate to be local to the Vista CA office location but will consider fully remote candidates based on experience.

  • Provides innovative solutions to highly complex issues.
  • Leads the records management function which is responsible for preserving various organizational, business and technical records.
  • Ability to apply product lifecycle management (PLM) expertise during planning, data migration, and sustainment phases of implementing process automation functions.
  • Provides consultation on configuration management activities related to identification, control and accounting for engineering documents for systems and/or equipment in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Advises on developments of, and participates in usage and testing of Product Lifecycle Management systems and similar enterprise workflow systems.
  • Develops, provides, and presents key CDM process metrics and reports to provide strategic insight for process monitoring and development of process improvements for CDM performance, costs, and schedules.
  • Maintains CDM procedures to implement and processes engineering drawing and documents to include CDRL and SDRL items for all assigned projects to ensure compliance with policies and scheduling requirements.
  • Maintains program delivery schedules: in accordance to contract POP, delivery requirements, milestones, and events.
  • Leads Change Control Boards: setting agendas, keeping minutes and tracking action items to completion.
  • Establishes procedures to implement and process engineering documents for all assigned projects to ensure compliance with policies and scheduling requirements. Makes recommendations for procedural changes when necessary.
  • Reviews and analyzes engineering change data, which may be highly complex, and coordinates changes with engineering, quality assurance and manufacturing to ensure compliance with customer requirements and Company policy.
  • Proficiently contributes during the bid, proposal, and execution phases of a contract.
  • Drive subcontractor/supplier contract requirements.
  • Compiles BOE for LOE and discreet tasks respectively; to include complexity level(s) and justifications
  • Regularly communicates CDM program status and risks to program stakeholders, team, and affiliates.
  • Establishes work project notifications to assure the accuracy of current contractual reporting requirements.
  • Ensures customer requirements are implemented and reviews change accounting activity to ensure compliance with configuration management policies.
  • Establishes procedures for storage, retention, destruction/decomition, and archival of company records, processing, filming, storing and retrieving current and historical design, technical and programmatic documents according to project, customer and company practices and requirements.
  • Confident in the preparation and execution of functional and physical configuration audits.
  • Mitigating risks, developing RTG plans, and tracking action items to closure.


  • Requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, or a related discipline and 8+ years of related experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
  • Established track record to confidently support, lead, and manage a team successfully is required.
  • Disciplined to maintain and manage control/cost accounts.
  • Proven ability to contribute to the bid, proposal, execution, and delivery phases of a contract.
  • Must have significant CMDM knowledge and experience to provide consultation and/or guidance to direct reports and exercise independent judgment.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to monitor daily operations and make sound leadership decisions.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills to interface effectively with all levels of customers and company employees, including upper management.
  • Proficient in the fundamental pillars of Configuration Management, CM best practices/industry standards and engineering principles: EIA-649, AS9100, ASME, IEEE, etc.

About Us
We offer flexible work arrangements and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, exciting referral programs, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2021, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Enterprise Solutions Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers.

Check out this link to learn more about Security Enterprise Solutions (SES), formally known as Security Detection & Automation. 

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00


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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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