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Senior Systems Engineer

Columbia MD Leidos


Are you ready to work on projects that can potentially change the world? Join us at Leidos, where your most important work is ahead!   You will enjoy great benefits such as Paid Time Off, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Education and Training Support, and more!

Program Summary:

This contract is a large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment, and sustainment of large, collection systems. The work that's being done on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. Join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies. 

As a Senior Systems Engineer you will provide full engineering lifecycle support to the customer on complex data systems and networks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide solutions to the customer applying expertise with systems engineering and networks/components
  • Provide technical guidance to the customer in relation to SIGINT systems.
  • Position requires periodic on-call support as well as periodic OCONUS travel (approximately 1x per year)
  • Supervise or coordinate the work of other contractor engineers or technicians on a project.
  •  Analyze and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for a project.
  • Assist in conducting an evaluation to determine its suitability for project implementation.
  •  Assist in developing a new or innovative approach to a technical or engineering issues
  • Brief stakeholders and present the status on all technical aspects of their project.
  • Independently make decisions regarding engineering issues and methodology for the project.
  • Approve delivery of work products of multiple Processes Areas

Security Clearance requirement:

  • Must possess active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance to be considered for this role.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related technical discipline and Fifteen or more years of prior relevant engineering experience. A Master’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university will count towards two (2) years of experience.
  • LINUX or UNIX administration/maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of SIGINT systems and/or dataflows.
  • Experience integrating, installing, configuring, changing, and optimizing hardware and software solutions into an overall system architecture.
  • Experience designing and developing large scale systems, containing subsystems and requiring integration with external systems.
  • Experience with requirements definition, system design, development, and training.
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
  • Self- motivated, creative, willing to work as a member of a team, organized and able to manage individual schedule.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and non-standard hours when needed. 
  • Candidates possessing system administration and/or network engineering backgrounds will be considered on a case by case basis if they have all the above experience.



Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 – $182,000.00 – $245,700.00

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.

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