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Sonar Tactical Decision Aid Subject Matter Expert


Health Aid / Technician


Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Leidos’ High Fidelity Simulation Business Area is responsible for architecting and implementing large-scale system of systems solutions in support of world class simulation, training, and analysis products for the US Navy. On this opportunity located at a US Government facility in Bethesda, MD, you will use state of the art technologies in developing sophisticated sonar tactical decision aids used by the Fleet. You will be part of a high-powered team performing vital work that makes a significant impact. The hallmark of Leidos is empowering employees who perform meaningful work with the ability to learn and apply new skills in support of the career they want to achieve.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate manages the delivery of Sonar Tactical Decision Aids (STDAs) for the US Navy. Candidate supports the development and testing of STDA, within a matrix organization, that are used by the Fleet. Candidate’s responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Managing the delivery of STDA requirements as a member of an Integrated Product Team.
  • Participating in activities to the delivery STDA capabilities which include one or more of the following: Requirements Definition; Analysis & Engineering; System Analysis & Design; System Integration & Test; Validation & Verification; and System & Operational Performance Analysis.
  • Conducting integration testing of STDA products to verify the quality of deliverables.
  • Communicating with system integrators during the evaluation and testing of STDA capabilities.
  • Interacting with developers and other subject matter experts; as well as external tactical development team members, military personnel, and civilian DoD customers, to ensure that STDA requirements are captured and designed into the system.

Basic Qualifications

  • Approximately ten years of fleet operational experience directly related to ASW operations, systems, and theory; OR
  • Approximately at least two years of education towards a bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in Mathematics, Physics, Acoustics, or Engineering combined with eight years of fleet operational experience directly related to ASW operations, systems, and theory.
  • Must have demonstrated subject matter expertise in at least one of the following subject areas: sonar system operation, underwater acoustics, underwater sound propagation, or tactical oceanography.
  • Must be a US Citizen and currently hold a Secret clearance or have the ability to obtain one.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Committed to customer service, able to plan and prioritize assignments, and able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist in the completion of a project.
  • Demonstrate an ability to learn and apply new skills, a commitment to excellence, and a dedication to producing quality work results.

Ability to effectively communicate, be courteous and professional when interacting with colleagues and customers, demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems, and be able to work successfully in a team environment.

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 $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.