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Job #: R-00086862-OTHLOC-PL-2D0468
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Homeland Security Solutions Operation within the Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with primary expertise in License Plate Reader (LPR) technology and secondary expertise in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.  The work location is to be Ashburn, Virginia. This is an exciting opportunity to support the Integrated Traveler Initiatives 2 (ITI2) Program for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  ITI2 will support CBP’s ongoing need to explore and implement new ways to maintain, enhance, and refresh existing systems, as well as to maintain, develop and deploy new technical solutions.  These solutions are intended to satisfy ongoing requirements for traveler processing through land, sea, and air ports of entry, as well as through Border Patrol inspection checkpoints. In this mission we are looking for a collaborative and forward leaning individual who wants to tackle new challenges and be a part of creating innovative solutions for national security and flow of travel and commerce.

The LPR-RFID SME is responsible for LPR and RFID designs on the program, and operational performance of such systems.  They will serve as the Leidos expert on the contract for these technologies. He/she will provide the advice, analysis, planning, direction, and coordination necessary to accomplish all LPR or RFID-related work requirements and task orders and coordinate with other contractor personnel, including subcontractors, to satisfy related contract requirements and associated deployments.

The LPR-RFID SME will lead the solution development and deployment of such systems and infrastructure for approximately 360 ports of entry and 39 Border Patrol checkpoints. This includes comprehensive analytical, engineering, and technical support services required to deliver a broad range of related innovative solutions and professional services to sustain and modernize CBP/DHS legacy systems, protect traveler privacy, meet and exceed all cybersecurity requirements, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical and related mission-support functions.

A background investigation (BI) based clearance is required.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful LPR-RFID SME shall:

  • Serve as the Leidos principle LPR-RFID engineer to provide engineering expertise and guidance for the design, development, implementation, and sustainment of related solutions that enhance overall system mission performance, security and availability.
  • Lead the research, analysis, solution design and implementation planning of LPR and RFID solutions for the modernization of existing applications and installations.
  • Drive strategic technological innovation, demonstrating a breadth and depth of knowledge in all things related to sensors, systems, and processes. 
  • Provide technical knowledge, analysis, and systems design expertise. 
  • Provide advice on complex sensor integration and process flow matters that require expert-level knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation.

Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • BS/BA and 12+ years' experience engineering and architecting enterprise solutions, some of which includes LPR and RFID sensors and systems
  • Demonstrated expertise in such systems, including requirements analysis, performance analysis and system design
  • Familiarity with Agile development operations
  • Demonstrated experience leading design and implementation of complex hardware and software integrated solutions on a large program ($50M+)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or equivalent technical field with specific work experience in LPRs and RFID readers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in network and cyber security design, engineering and operations with emphasis on DHS capabilities
  • Experience with NIST SP 800 series and/or ISO 27000 series documents for information security management and risk assessment
  • Demonstrated experience in ITIL, ISO20000 / ISO27001 implementations


Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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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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