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Senior Systems Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Fairmont, WV posted September 22, 2022.


Job Description:

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Defense Group at Leidos has an exciting opportunity as Senior Systems Engineer T4 on our DoD ABIS 1.3 and BEC-1 contracts supporting the Product Manager, Biometrics Enabling Capability (PdM BEC) for the Department of Defense. This position is performed out of Fairmont, WV for our customers in the Washington, DC area [Fort Belvoir, MD] and Clarksburg, WV [DFSC BOD].

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

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Responsibilities Include:

Drive thought leadership thru inclusion, collaboration, and mentorship of technical talent across DoD ABIS
Work in tandem with the Program Manager and Chief Engineer to lead and develop innovative solutions in support of capture and on contract growth efforts, to include evaluating tradeoffs of solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other evaluation criteria
Develop highly innovative solutions to resolve complex problems through the application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation, and integration of best practices.
As member of the technical staff, lead the efforts to design, develop, test, and deploy the various environments, sub-environments and components that will comprise the BEC-1 environments.
Provide hands-on engineering support to migrate a complex biometric application from a hybrid on-prem/cloud infrastructure to a cloud-native architecture.
Provide support for various government engagements at all levels, supporting challenges faced in operations, innovations, and executive level briefings
Mentor and coach technical staff
Responsible for communicating with the customer all along the design and implementation phases of the program. As the design is refined, the Senior System Engineer, in collaboration with the Chief Engineer, should be communicating with appropriate members of PdM BEC and DFSC BOD to ensure they understand the design decisions and why choices have been made.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Science, or Technology or related technical area and 8 -12 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 6-10 year of prior relevant experience.
Active Top Secret security clearance or able to obtain TS/SCI clearance
Breadth of experience and/or expertise in biometrics, systems and network administration/engineering, cloud architecture, software application and service delivery
Must have proven track record of creative problem solving, and outcome-based delivery of meaningful innovations.
Experience identifying, developing, and implementing engineering change solutions with new technology and solutions on a large enterprise national scale
Experience with large programs, and performing technology assessments, trade studies, analysis of alternatives, and creating capability roadmaps.
Working knowledge of data analytics, algorithms, and modeling to solve analytically complex operational challenges
Demonstrated ability to work in a customer environment collaboratively through constraints to meet mission milestones
Excellent written and oral communications skills and management to include presentation and experience discussing technology at meetings, conferences, etc.
Self-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes with the ability to work independently and in teams
Experience leading the development of solutions for proposals, writing white papers, RFI responses.

Preferred Qualifications

DoD Experience
Experience with large biometric collection, matching, processing systems
Understanding of key business activities including business development, capture & program management.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate or Professional
DoD 8570 certification

Pay Range:
Pay Range $94,250.00 – $145,000.00 – $195,750.00

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.