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Principal Systems Engineer


Systems Engineer


Columbia, Maryland, United States


Looking for a rewarding career challenge?

Unleash your potential at Leidos! We deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. With Leidos, you will enjoy competitive benefits such as four or more weeks of Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Unlimited Education and Training Support, Parental Paid Leave, and more!

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you ready to join an incredible technical team working on cutting-edge technologies? Awarded in 2023, our massive, multi-year Leidos-led prime contract provides technical, integration, and operational support for the Intelligence Community. This prime contract is critical to the government and allows team members to work independently and explore new and emerging technologies. If you're passionate about solving tough problems with true mission relevance, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for!

Join our team as a Principal Systems Engineer! You will work at our Leidos facility in Columbia, MD. If you're an experienced hands on System Engineer with a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance this highly visible, fast paced prime contract is for you!

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Lead contractor systems engineering activities for a project to include supervising the work of the project engineering staff and technicians.
  • Independently resolve important engineering issues requiring the use of advanced technology.
  • Plan and develop engineering projects with unique or complex aspects that impact major capabilities of high priority to the enterprise.
  • Analyze and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for our program.
  • Assist in conducting an evaluation to determine its suitability for project implementation.
  • Assist in developing a new or innovative approach to a technical or engineering issue.
  • Brief stakeholders and present the status on all technical aspects of their project.
  • Independently make decisions regarding engineering issues and methodology for projects.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in one or more Process Areas defined in the ISO/IEC 15288.
  • Technical Process Area - Stakeholder Requirements Definition, Requirements Analysis, Architectural Design, Implementation, Integration, Verification, Transition, Validation, Operation, Maintenance, and Disposal;
  • Project Process Area - Project Planning, Project Assessment and Control, Decision Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Information Management, and Measurement;
  • Enterprise (Organizational Project-Enabling) Process Area - Project Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Management, Lifecycle Model Management, Human Resource Management, and Quality Management;
  • Agreement Process Area - Acquisition and Supply

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS SCI w/polygraph security clearance
  • Working knowledge of customer enabled high speed capability (EHSC) skillsets
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus twenty (20) years of systems engineering experience. Or Master’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus eighteen (18) years of systems engineering experience. Or a High School Diploma or GED plus twenty-four (24) years of general systems engineering experience (any Process Area).



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.