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Autonomous Systems Program Manager


Environmental Program Manager


Beavercreek, Ohio, United States


The Applied Science Division of the Leidos Innovation Center is seeking a talented technical Program Manager for Autonomous Systems. Working within our Guidance, Navigation, Control, and Autonomy branch, you will help our customers solve some of their most challenging problems in autonomous systems by leveraging unique modeling and simulation, software, and algorithm solutions. You will leverage existing unique capabilities from across the company as well as propose and develop new capabilities to meet customer requirements. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Work will be based in the Dayton, Ohio area!

Primary Responsibilities

As the Program Manager, you will manage a multi-faceted architecture and software development effort of importance to the company and the customer. You will identify, develop, engage and retain a high performance program team that crosses organizational and geographical boundaries. You will seek out and identify unfilled customer needs in order to grow the scope of your program beyond its current bounds.

You will keep the program “sold” by not only ensuring on-time Leidos deliveries, but working side by side with the client to understand the nuances of what will help the program succeed in the end user’s eyes. This will require lots of listening, and maintaining open communications, both with the customer and internal to our team. As our face to the customer, is imperative that you have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • A minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience (or Masters degree and 6+ years) in program management and engineering fields
  • 4+ years of experience supervising or leading a development team, preferably one with software deliverables
  • Must be a U.S Citizen
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Prior experience running programs within the federal market, preferably valued at $5M or more
  • History of successfully leading and managing a program of (at least) moderate complexity, consisting of multiple technical disciplines providing products or R&D innovations
  • Working knowledge of industry best practices in program and project management, overseeing software architecture and development
  • Experience developing system-level and software architecture solutions to address mission needs
  • Familiarity with open architectures and open system standards
  • Willingness to collaborate across internal organizational lines
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, and foster technical talent in order to meet customer requirements
  • Willing to travel up to 20% as needed to ensure program success of the Leidos team and potential subcontractors across a geographically distributed team
  • Familiarity working to government standards
  • Willingness to work within a collaborative team environment.
  • Familiarity with DoD Tactics Techniques and Procedures, especially related to flight projects.
  • Experience with requirements management and risk management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Within commute distance of Dayton, OH.
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed organization.
  • Experience providing technical direction to subcontractors as part of an integrated team.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)


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 $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.