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Washington, Washington DC, United States


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The Leidos National Security Sector combines technology-enabled services and mission software capabilities in the areas of cyber, logistics, security operations, and decision analytics to support our defense and intel customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is to ensure our customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The National Security Sector at Leidos is hiring for a Cartographer to join our team supporting a U.S. federal government intelligence agency. This role involves working closely with analysts to understand their requirements and using your cartography skills to enhance and convey analytic thoughts and assessments. The ideal candidate will have a passion for geographic information systems and a knack for turning complex information into compelling visual stories. This position is contingent upon contract award.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Utilize technology to design maps, graphics, illustrations, and layouts for Finished Intelligence (FINTEL) production.
  • Analyze and evaluate cartographic information to determine the most appropriate data sources for FINTEL.
  • Research, select, and evaluate map source data for use in the preparation or revision of maps and charts to various scales.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Minimum eight years of experience related to cartography with at least a portion of the experience within the last two years.
  • Experience with professional cartography tools to include, but not limited to: ArcGIS Maps; Maya; ArcGIS CityEngine; ArcGIS Pro; ERDAS; RemoteView; ArcGIS Pro; ENVI; SOCET GXP; and ArcMap.
  • Working knowledge of complex analytic methodologies, such as structured analytic techniques or alternative approaches, to examine biases, assumptions, and theories to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen analytic arguments, and mitigate surprise.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft 365.
  • Knowledgeable of and demonstrated ability to apply IC and DoD classification guidelines and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce timely, logical, and concise cartographic products.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner both verbally and non-verbally; with strong grammar skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize nuances and resolve contradictions and inconsistencies in information.

Favorable if you have:

  • Experience with DoD and IC imagery assets.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, and Flash), Apple Final Cut Pro X, Map Publisher, and any other interactive graphics enablers, languages, or tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of the intelligence production cycle, executive intelligence production, graphic design, web development, and data science and related technologies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an area related to cartography from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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 $78,000.00 - $141,000.00

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.