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Jr Systems Engineer


Systems Engineer


Arlington, Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking recent grads for entry Systems Engineer opportunities to support autonomous maritime projects’ systems/interface requirements definition, architecture design/development, systems integration, and/or test plan development/execution. They will be joining an existing team which has already successfully delivered for our customers. Successful engineers will focus on solving problems, connecting with other members of the team, and sharing responsibility for making our systems work. The team’s focus is on software and supporting hardware, including integration with hardware and sensors. This engineer may also coordinate with program-level systems engineers outside the development team to document traceability.

The engineer will collaborate within their team to achieve objectives in accordance with the system life cycle activities. Successful engineers will bring attention to detail and a focus on communication. The engineer must be capable of independent work requiring application and knowledge of systems engineering. Depending on the interests they bring to the table, the engineer will support tasks such as:

  • Software Requirements Specification development

  • System Level Definition (drawings and documentation)

  • Interface constraints and documentation

  • Control systems/software flow diagrams

  • IEEE Test Plan development and design of automated testing

  • Execution of test cases

  • Cybersecurity documentation


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

  • Experience with MS Visio, Enterprise Architect, Cameo, or other tools for modeling and construction of diagrams.

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks as part of a team with limited supervision.

  • Experience working in a team setting, either professionally or through activities.

  • Must have the ability of obtaining a DoD Secret Level Security Clearance- US citizenship is required.


Familiarity with one or more disciplines:

  • Software or systems testing, specifications

  • Ability to read software, including C++ or structured text

  • Cybersecurity

  • Basic familiarity with Linux

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 $53,950.00 - $97,525.00

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.