Systems Engineer

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Leidos is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the Systems Engineer position for the Integrated Defensive Cyber Systems Contract. This position is located near Scott Air Force Base<span>; all work is onsite. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide advanced technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environment, high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, and implementation advice on complex problems. 

  • Apply principles, methods, and knowledge of specific functional areas of expertise to specific task order requirements. 

  • Design and prepare technical reports, studies, and related documentation, makes charts and graphs to record results, prepares and delivers presentations, white papers, and briefings as required by the customer. 

  • Develop recommendations concerning continuation, modification, or elimination of current defensive cyber systems. 

  • Coordinate the collection and assessment of existing research that includes current proven solutions and emerging concepts for the defensive cyber architecture. 

  • Recommend new initiatives; coordinate with other technical specialists in government, academia, and industry to keep abreast of emerging technologies, which relate to developing the defensive cyber architecture. 

  • Provide support to SE&I leadership and offer technical analysis, findings, and recommendations as related to defensive cyber systems and architecture. 

  • Collaborate with stakeholders/project managers to determine their requirements and develop software solutions that meet the specific needs of military operations, including command and control systems, communications, ISR systems, and cyber defense tools.   

  • Test and validate software.   

  • Conduct thorough testing and validation of software applications to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and compliance with military requirements.  

  • Identify and resolve bugs or issues in a timely manner to minimize risks to mission-critical systems.   

  • Maintain and upgrade existing systems.   

  • Provide ongoing support and maintenance for deployed software applications and systems. 

  • Implement updates, patches, or upgrades as needed to address evolving threats or emerging technologies.   

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.   

  • Work closely with engineers, analysts, 3rd party vendors, and defense industry professionals to develop integrated solutions and share best practices.  

  • Communicate effectively with non-technical team members to ensure a clear understanding of project requirements.  

  • Prepare technical documentation, user manuals, and training materials for customers, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to effectively use and maintain software systems.   

  • Stay current with emerging technologies and apply this knowledge to develop innovative solutions to enhance military capabilities and ensure a technological edge.   

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create comprehensive security policies and guidelines for containerized applications and infrastructure, addressing vulnerabilities and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and industry best practices. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Software/Electrical Engineering, Information Systems Management or relevant technical discipline and at least 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree with at least 2+ years of prior relevant experience.  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 

  • Experience with BASH scripting and Linux Command Line 

  • Experience in debugging different microservices 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills. 

  • Must possess an active Secret clearance and ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered. 


Preferred Qualifications :

  • Ability to apply systems engineering techniques and enterprise architecture concepts to specific communications development tasks in a structured approach 

  • Previous assignments/work in Cyber operations 

  • Experience with C/C++, Python or PowerShell 

  • Experience with full-stack development including User interface/User experience (UI/UX) 

  • Experience using Javascript-based front-end technologies (e.g., React, Material UI, etc.) 

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills 

  • Self-starting and innovative mindset 

  • Active TS/SCI preferred 


Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 – $146,875.00

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.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Job Summary

Scott Air Force Base, IL, United States Location
Full Time Job Type

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