Counter WMD Systems Engineer – Active Top Secret Clearance Required!

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Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Counter WMD Systems Engineer with an active Top Secret clearance to support the development of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools to counter threats from weapons of mass destruction. 

Our team develops novel tools using cutting edge technologies to leverage nontraditional sensing modalities. We develop tools from advanced concepts, through laboratory and field testing until transition to military
organizations for advanced development and fielding.  

Successful performance demands sensitivity to the needs of both the client and the operational customers, thorough analysis of system specifications and linkage to function, detailed understanding of relevant test and
demonstration requirements, and technical competence in relevant disciplines.


Primary Responsibilities

Communicating with the client program manager (the customer ultimately seeking to use a particular technology) and the scientific/technical organization developing that technology.

This work can include translating functional needs into technical specifications; interpreting/designing functional tests; presenting/validating technical results and developing technical criteria for transition of technologies to end users as well as seeking novel applications or end-users for counter-WMD technologies in development.


Basic Qualifications

Active TS clearance with SCI eligibility

BS in Science or Engineering field with 4+ yrs supporting national security projects

4+ yrs of relevant System Engineering experience

Experience as Developer, Researcher or End User with technologies designed to counter Weapons of Mass Destruction

Understanding of DoD Acquisition processes and the “Systems Engineering V” relating requirements to specifications

Ability to professionally collaborate with diverse clients across the national security and intelligence communities; experience briefing clients with and without deep technical knowledge 

Availability to travel 25-33% 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with design techniques including any of circuit analysis and design, programming and debugging, or machining  and manufacture

Experience with novel technologies of interest to the DoD such as AI/ML, additive manufacture, space-based communications, or synthetic biology

Experience with advanced WMD sensing methodologies such as acoustics, hyperspectral imaging, or standoff chemical detection.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 – $120,000.00 – $162,000.00

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.

Job Summary

Alexandria, VA, United States Location
Full Time Job Type

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