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Chief Technologist


Chief Appraiser


Wallops Island, Virginia, United States


Are you ready for a rewarding career opportunity?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

With Leidos, you will enjoy great benefits such as paid time off (PTO), flexible schedules, discounted stock purchase plans, career growth, unlimited education and training support, parental paid leave, and more! You will have the opportunity to work under the best leadership in the industry at all levels, who prioritize supporting their employees and their work.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you excited about joining an innovative team? Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Chief Technologist deeply passionate about space-based systems and ready to take on an exhilarating endeavor focused on development and integration to support NASA. We are seeking someone with expertise in Range-Systems Engineering and a strong foundation in project and financial management. Are you ready to take on this challenge and make a difference? Apply now!

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Mission
The Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security obstacles for customers with “can’t fail” missions. From scanning for illicit material at ports and borders to predicting future events and instability up to five years in advance, our products help customers make the world safer. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Your Main Mission:

  • Collaborate with Range Systems Engineers to analyze the maintenance costs, operational reliability, and lifecycle of current range systems

  • Devise comprehensive plans for both long-term and short-term enhancements range systems

  • Coordinate, conduct, and participate in collaboration meetings with the Government and other stakeholders

  • Evaluate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions

  • Produce thorough documentation such as strategic road maps and trade studies to upgrade technology, where appropriate and approved, to enable new range capabilities, increase efficiency, improve mission reliability, and reduce range operation costs.

  • Conduct in-depth technical intra-company collaboration

What Sets You Apart:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Master's degree with 10+ years of pertinent experience in the fields of space, range, or instrumentation technology. Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree

  • Demonstrated expertise in project/program management with a minimum of (5) years of experience, including proficiency in financial and budget management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with other contractors and Government civilians

  • Highly organized with strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member under tight deadlines with changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical program management experience

  • Master's degree in engineering or physical science

  • Doctorate in engineering or physical science

  • Prior experience as a Chief Engineer, Chief Technology Officer, or similar position on a major program

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


  • Must have an active Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We inspire our staff with interesting assignments that allow them to thrive professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We look forward to learning more about you – apply today!

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.