Systems Engineer


Leidos has an opening for a Systems Engineer in support of the DCGS-N systems engineering efforts in North Charleston, SC.

Seeking a Systems Engineer to support the Distributed Common Ground System, Navy (DCGS-N) Family of Systems (FoS) which includes DCGS-N INC 1 Block 1, DCGS-N INC 1 Block 2, DCGS-N INC2, the DCGS-N Enterprise Node (DEN), the Joint Concentrator Architecture (JCA) and the Intelligence Carry On Program (ICOP) and systems in development. DCGS-N is the Navy's premier Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) processing system. 

The successful applicant will be a major contributor to intelligence software integration and testing in PMW-120's System Engineering Division.  
The position will involve extensive application configuration and candidates should possess an administrator-level understanding of n-tier Enterprise applications (db, app server, and client) architecture/management as well as the capacity to follow detailed installation procedures.  


  • Perform analysis on systems to document all functions and define interfaces for integration, testing and quality assurance.
  • Will provide solutions based on system requirements.  Will work with team to develop solutions to the technical issues and updates that are required.
  • Works with senior team and develop junior team members to perform the design process and the procedures for updates.
  • Work as a "generalist" on a team responsible for development and integration of current and future DCGS-N system builds. 
  • Defining DCGS-N baselines and versioning; initiating and conducting studies that examine upgrades and changes to the DCGS-N system; initiating and conducting Enterprise Change Requests (ECRs) documenting a needed change to the system; and providing support to the testing and life cycle activities required to sustain the system.


  • 10+ years of overall related IT experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.  Additional years of experience can be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of IAT II Certifications to meet DoD 8570.1M compliance: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Server+/and accreditation in Windows, Unix, Linux or Solaris operating systems.
  • Experience/training with VMware
  • Experience/training in a Solaris, Windows PC and Windows Server environment.
  • Knowledge in Window Server Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Active Secret clearance with ability to be approved up to a TS/SCI
  • 5+ years experience in DCGS-N


  • Experience with Dell Windows Servers and NetApp Storage solutions.
  • Experience in a Solaris 10/11, MS Windows 7/1011, Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2016/2019, VMWare (vCenter, vSphere, ESXi), MS Hyper-V.
  • Experience/training in a Linux, Windows PC and Windows Server environment.
  • Previous experience with COMPOSE/ISNS/CANES Environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with other highly skilled individuals.
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance or Distributed Common Ground Station background.
  • Basic networking experience and Intel operations (iSToRE, CGS, GALE, GCCS-J).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 – $183,300.00

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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