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Arlington VA Leidos


Job Description:

The Maritime Systems Division is seeking a Systems Integration Engineer in Arlington VA.  Some INCONUS travel required (Dallas TX, Patuxent River MD, etc.).

The successful candidate will provide effective and efficient systems engineering support to the Advanced Sensor Technologies (AST) Program Office developing an airborne radar system.  The candidate will also be supporting a prototype development of a maritime automatic target recognition using machine learning techniques.  The person in this position will work directly with both the Leidos team and the government program office to assist in ensuring success of all aspects of the programs systems engineering efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

In this position the expectation is that the employee will be engaged at some level in all of the following activities:

  • Support Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in development and staffing of POM issue sheets supporting future enhancements and capabilities.
  • Provide support to the preparation of detailed mission scenarios, timelines analysis, and requirements allocations for the capabilities to be delivered to the Fleet/users from approved capabilities/operational requirement documents.
  • Assist in engineering studies to establish and refine operational needs, attributes, performance parameters, and constraints to support program requirements.
  • Assist in the analysis of current capabilities, shortfalls of existing RDT&E systems, and technical documentation as necessary to recommend potential incremental, spiral and pre-planned product improvements.
  • Support coordination with external agencies in the development of system interface requirements and interoperability requirements.
  • Provide technical support in the development and coordination of contractual documentation such as Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), Statement of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statement (PWS), and Contracts Data Requirements Lists.
  • Support the evaluation of System Developer’s contract proposals for technical feasibility, which may include providing or supporting the Independent Government Cost Assessment (IGCA) and/or Technical Analysis Review (TAR).
  • Provide technical support to identify, document, and verify the functional, performance, and physical characteristics of systems; to control changes and non-conformance; and to track actual configurations of systems and platforms throughout the product life cycle.
  • Support analyses of the system developer’s formal and informal Contractual Deliverable Requirement List (CDRLs) such as design documentation, drawings, interface specifications, algorithms, software, and hardware for technical accuracy, and compliance to contractual requirements.
  • Conduct independent assessments on the system developer’s designs and products to provide feedback to the Government regarding design adequacy to include the likelihood of meeting system requirements and operational certification.
  • Support the assessment of Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), variances, deviations, and the waivers for cost, schedule and technical impacts.


  • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in DoD acquisition programs

  • 3 years experience with Risk Management processes evaluating cost, schedule and performance requirements

  • Strong communication skills; proven conflict resolution skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Degree in engineering

  • Experience in United States Navy P-3C or P8A aircraft systems

  • Experience with the LSRS (Littoral Surveillance Radar System) and/or the Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) Systems.

  • Prior USN Naval Aviator

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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