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Chief Engineer/Solution Architect ( R-00070437 )


Applications Engineer



Warner Robins, Georgia, United States


Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Chief Engineer/Principal Solution Architect at our Warner-Robins, GA office. Position requires a TS security clearance for consideration.

The Chief Engineer will serve as the principal technical advisor to the customer, and will lead a team of engineers and analysts. In this role, you will be a key interface to Project Managers, functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel, and will advise Government leadership to influence solution design, process and/or approaches. This position is a Key position.

Primary Responsibilities

The Chief Engineer/Principal Solution Architect will have primary responsibility for engineering leadership, solution architecting, and technology advisement in support of the customer.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and independently performs a wide variety of complicated tasks. Evaluate components and processes, determines design approaches and parameters, analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluate results
  • Develops solutions that are innovative and deliverable, achieved through research, qualification and integration of best practices.
  • Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations
  • Ensures quality products and services are delivered.
  • Contributes to program efforts in several areas, including cost management/avoidance, schedule estimation and tracking, contract performance management, risk management, requirements analysis, and quality assurance activities.
  • Utilizes communication skills to direct the skilled technical resources and report on the technical progress, issues, and problem areas, and communicates and coordinates the resolution of all project-related problems to the appropriate Government lead.
  • Liaises with multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through to project completion.

Basic Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret security clearance. Able to obtain TS/SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related technical area and 12 – 15 years of total experience including the training, qualifications, experience, and clearances to accomplish all tasks identified above.
  • Must have AF DCGS related experience; demonstrates in-depth understanding of technical principles, theories, concepts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with internal team members across multiple areas and client team members. Ability to influence project/team leaders regarding solution design, process and/or approaches. Ability to communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project.
  • Experience managing a team of engineers and projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, science, technology, or engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge of AF DCGS weapons system.
  • Able to lead complex Solutioning activity comprising: software architecture design and engineering, DevOps and Cloud development.
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills and organizational acumen, able to influence stakeholders across the business at all levels to bring momentum behind resource improvement and change activities.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering resources - able to navigate through the complexities of developing and implementing processes, developing skills and putting in place the supporting infrastructure.
  • Understanding of key business activities including business development, capture & program management.

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