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Job #: R-00087093
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Chief Engineer to support the newly awarded DES program (Defense Enclave Services). As a leader within the organization, you will be expected to collaborate and coordinate with a geographically distributed team while working independently to implement the vision.  Setting vision for innovative capabilities and digital transformation, leading test and development teams, quantifying transformation benefits, developing Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), and participation on the Innovation Advisory Panel are essential duties as the Chief Engineer.  You will manage development and implementation of new or emerging technologies or processes to enhance mission capabilities.  You’ll be expected to learn and apply new technologies in an expedient fashion while taking an active role in shaping the direction of the organization and the solutions.   Your immediate mainstays will be Cloud Architecture, Project Management, team leadership, and ensure cybersecurity and ZTA is a core tenant of any transformation recommendation.  The successful candidate must be comfortable with being technically challenged on an ongoing basis.

  • Infuse new technology into the customer environment

  • Coordinate receipt of new technology solutions provided by Engineering to meet current and future mission needs

  • Coordinate, conduct and participate in collaboration meetings with, and on behalf of the Government

  • Manage development and implementation of new or emerging technology or processes

  • Ensure designs are compatible with the architecture and allocated requirements

  • Identify system integrity issues and solutions for the full system lifecycle

  • Develop system release schedules which meet program objectives and present those schedules to leadership and the customer

  • Effectively lead a geographically dispersed multi-discipline team to achieve the program schedule and all deliverable requirements

  • Coordinate with Operations Leads and subcontractor teams to effectively build and deploy new system baselines and revisions

  • Plan, manage, and enforce Customer hardware, software, and process baseline standards

  • Provide support metrics and reporting to leadership

  • Assist leadership with planning schedules and ensure proper personnel coverage for support activities

  • Support the engineering team in the design, integration, and security posture of products; COTS, GOTS, Leidos developed

  • Manage and deploy annual and out of cycle baseline updates

  • Develop and maintain documentation and diagrams

  • Work to influence project/team leaders regarding solution design, process and/or approaches

  • Requires expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts

Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree with a minimum of 15 years of related work experience, additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Technical leadership experience (3 years minimum) leading a medium-to-large program supporting design, development, integration, and testing of a complex, multi-component system.

  • Requires highest knowledge and mastery of highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.

  • Ability to mentor and lead a large technical team

  • Possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and verbal/written communication skills

  • Highly organized

  • Experience with lifecycle development of large system integration programs following agency standards

  • Must have the ability to identify innovative solutions to complex, multi-faceted technical problems

  • Up to 25% travel may be required to support activities at each primary duty location

  • Strong project management skills

  • Security +, ITIL Certifications

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • TS/SCI required for Position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Agile or Waterfall development methodologies

  • Leadership roles on previous system, hardware, or software integration programs


Pay Range:

Pay Range $139,750.00 - $215,000.00 - $290,250.00

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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