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Chief Engineer - Systems and Software


Software Engineer


San Diego, California, United States


The Mission Operations Division has an opening for a Chief Engineer in San Diego, CA for the Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N). The DCGS-N is the U.S. Navy’s ISR&T enterprise network installed on aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, and ashore sites. This is an exciting opportunity where the successful candidate will lead a team of engineering professionals and domain experts in the technical evolution of the DCGS-N system using modern Agile methodologies in a DevSecOps environment. Technologies to be incorporated include cloud migration, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), and modern cybersecurity approaches.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will serve as the lead engineer for the DCGS-N program over the full lifecycle to include engineering, integration and deployment. Duties include performing systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, architecture design, integration, system testing, and quality assurance. They will be responsible for managing the overall work effort and products of the engineering staff. Support to business development and proposal development will also be required at times. Some travel and shipboard visits will also be required.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in a computer science or engineering related discipline.

15 years of engineering and/ or software development experience including use of modern technologies and methodologies.

5 years of Navy ISR related experience.

Experience articulating complex technical concepts to customers, business development, program delivery, technical teams, and executives, both orally and in writing.

Active TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications

DCGS-N system specific experience

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.