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System Engineer III


Cloud System Engineer


Columbia, Maryland, United States


Ready for projects that can change the world? Join Leidos, where your most important work is ahead! Enjoy benefits such as 5 weeks of PTO, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Education Support, and more.

Leidos is hiring a System Engineer onsite in Columbia, MD. An active TS/SCI with polygraph is required to be considered for this opportunity!

Program Summary

Leidos is a preferred subcontractor on a large, multi-year contract that provides hardware and software sustainment of large IT systems. Contractors perform dataflow changes, lifecycle management including modernization of aging hardware and software, as well as system monitoring.

The work is critical to the government and offers team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. We provide exceptional service to our customer in an area in which we have deep incumbent knowledge.

Job Summary

The System Engineer applies engineering principles throughout a system’s life cycle phases: Concept, Development, Production, Utilization, Support, and Retirement. Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts. Communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives. Responsibility for the technical integrity, quality, and completeness of work performed.

The SE will perform systems engineering activities and assist in the preparation of a work products in Technical Process Areas associated with the ISO/IEC 15288. Additionally, candidate will provide Tier 2 system support. To be successful in the role, the candidate will have Proforma and signals protocol experience. The ideal candidate will also have experience with Waveform/Signals Analysis, Protocol Analysis, Bit-level Analysis, Error Detection / Correction Coding Analysis (FEC = Forward Error Correction), Radio Frequency (RF)/(De)Modulation/(De)Multiplexing/(De)Randomization Analysis, Geolocation Principles, DVT - Data Viewer Tool, WVT – Waveform Viewer Tool, Burst tool, PKTSwing, Wireshark, DNI/DNR, SAT = Signals Analysis Toolbox, Frequency Hopper Technology and/or DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) and/or FHSS (Frequency Hopped Spread Spectrum), PROFORMA and/or FISINT, SATCOM / FORNSAT experience, XMidas/Midas2k/M2XTRA experience, Overhead Collection, Dataflow, SIGINT Analytic Support to Military Operations (SASMO), Graduate of SADP/MCSAP/MCCEPSA/MSAP/NIXAP, Python

Required Qualifications

  • Six (6) years of systems engineering experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications/Courses:

  • 452 Advanced Signals Analysis and Collection Course

  • 451 Intermediate Signals Analysis and Collection Course

  • 450 Basic Signals Analysis and Collection Course

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 $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.