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Senior Systems Engineer

McLean VA Leidos


Job Description:

Responsible for technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding.

Evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability, and analyses for total systems. Duties include performing systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, integration, system testing, and quality assurance.

IMPACT: Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results. Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of function’s strategy and operations. Leads and manages works of other technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs.

COMPLEXITY: Resolves highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning, and interpretation. Develops solutions that are highly innovative and achieved through research and integration of best practices.

COMMUNICATION: Requires ability to communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project. Works to convince others to accept area’s view/current practices and agree/accept new concepts, practices, and approaches.

LEADERSHIP & TALENT MANAGEMENT: KNOWLEDGE: Has in-depth understanding of technical principles, theories, concepts, and their application across range of programs. Serves as a subject matter expert within technical domain area.

TYPICAL EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or master’s with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.


Implementing new technology solutions from project inception through product implementation design and deployment

Manage all aspects of Engineering Test Lab and continue to refine testing capabilities

Writing design documents detailing all aspects of new solutions, expertise with Visio and PowerPoint

Designing and managing IaaS and PaaS infrastructure in Microsoft Azure

Strong technical understanding of PKI and Microsoft Certificate Services

Strong technical understanding of Federation, especially related to Microsoft ADFS

Expert level expertise with managing all aspects of Active Directory and Group Policy

Strong PowerShell scripting capabilities

Technical expertise implementing and managing VMware products including vSphere, vCenter, vROPS, and vRealize Automation

Must be able to mentor and aid junior level engineers on projects to meet deadlines

Ability to understand the technical requirements of a project and implement within the deadline given for the project

Leads in planning and implementing changes to infrastructure with the goal of enhancing performance, ability to troubleshoot all areas of server infrastructure

Expertise using other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Identity Manager and Microsoft Endpoint Protection

Works with Business Applications, vendors, consultants, contractors, and troubleshoots issues with IT personnel from other Divisions and Departments

Experience managing Azure AD and ability to troubleshoot issues

Experience with packet capture tools such as Wireshark to aid in troubleshooting

Experience with basic Microsoft SQL Server implementation management

Experience with implementing and managing PIV authentication is a plus

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.

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