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Chief Engineer


Applications Engineer


Lorton, Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking a broadly experienced Chief Engineer to support our HEITS contract who will be able to successfully manage multiple concurrent tasks and projects in an effort to support the operations and maintenance, new engineering projects, technical refresh, new system improvement and modernization activities, and other major changes that occur. The successful candidate will be the lead technical position on the engineering team and will be expected to advise and guide the technical staff in current and new technology and solutions and how they can be applied to both current “as built” configuration changes as well as integrated into our long range modernization plan and vision for the program. The Chief Engineer will direct the engineering team on a day-to-day basis in the architecture and design of solutions to meet requirements and improve service. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for overseeing engineers and technicians, developing designs, estimating costs, and executing plans that follow regulatory standards. In addition to direct HEITS program support, the candidate may support, as needed, solution and architecture development to other portfolio new business and recompete opportunities as they occur. The Chief Engineer will report to the Deputy Program Manager on all Engineering Execution, Management, and Technical Direction.

Why Leidos?

  • Leidos Life promotes excellent work-life balance. You can make an impact and have time for your well-being.
  • Leidos offers many opportunities for career development and advancement.
  • Learn more about the benefits we offer:

Successful candidates must possess the following skills:

  • Communicate and interface with Leidos Program Management, Technical leads and Subject Matter Experts to provide Program status and to jointly present, lead, and work program issues, and technical solutions
  • Ensure that assessment of new performance work requests include all stakeholders, are properly sized, and submitted on time to the customer per the required contractual delivery date
  • Ensure that all authorized performance work requests are completed on time and within budget, the implementation is ready for deployment to customer test organization or production, and integrated into the operations and maintenance baseline
  • Understand all applicable performance standards and ensure that all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met or exceed so no monetary disincentive is levied against the contract
  • Provide engineering and technical expertise on all issues, performance work requests, system improvement efforts, and operations and maintenance activities
  • Collaborates with stakeholders, and integrator team members to bring solution options and drive decisions on the way ahead to meet customer needs
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Leidos partners, key vendors, and within Leidos to seek, qualify and leverage the best ideas, solutions and models to meet customer needs

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a TS clearance required for consideration.
  • Master’s Degree in Information Technology or related field of study and 15+ years of experience in system architecture
  • Must have demonstrated experience identifying, developing, and implementing engineering change solutions and new technology and solutions on a large enterprise national scale
  • Project management experience for large enterprise level projects and proposals to include labor and workload estimation up to $100M
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of a project lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a customer environment collaboratively through constraints to meet mission milestones
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and management to include presentation and experience discussing technology at large government agency CIO/CTO executive level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Data center consolidation
  • Server virtualization
  • Hyper-convergence
  • Amazon classified cloud services
  • Azure classified cloud services
  • Application cloud migrations
  • Repeatable process automation
  • Modern database/data warehouse optimization technology
  • Business rules and data processing of captured data
  • Certification in security practices such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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 $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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.