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Senior Systems Engineer


Systems Engineer


Columbia, Maryland, United States


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, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Unlimited Education and Training Support, Parental Paid Leave, and more!

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Unleash Your Potential!

Our program is a large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment, and sustainment of large, collection systems. The work that's being done on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. Join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Leidos National Security Sector seeking an experienced System Engineer with a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance to support our highly visible fast paced prime contract at our Leidos site in Columbia, MD area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will successfully demonstrate the following toolsets to complete various functions within our Architecture, helping support and quickly deploy systems into the field.

  • Automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized and cloud microservice based applications utilizing Kubernetes.
  • Configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate advanced workflows to support application deployment and system updates within our architecture employing Ansible.
  • Work cohesively with Software Engineers and System Administrators to support uploading, organizing, and managing Containers as a Service (CaaS)
  • Manage Rancher by overseeing Kubernetes, addressing Operational and Security alerts to deploy and secure clusters.
  • Perform systems engineering activities and develop and deliver work products in each of the ISO/IEC 15288 Project and Technical Process Areas.
  • Supervise or coordinate the work of other contractor engineers or technicians on a project.
  • Analyze and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for a project.
  • 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 a project.
  • Approve delivery of work products of multiple Processes Areas defined in the ISO/IEC 15288.
  • 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.
  • Approve delivery of work products of all Process Areas defined in the ISO/IEC 15288.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in one or more Process Areas defined in the ISO/IEC 15288.
  • Design systems/subsystems from requirements.
  • Independently load and configure software
  • Perform testing (unit level and end to end, DT&E 1 and 2, OAT&E)
  • Develop technical manuals, worked with tech writers to produce technical manuals.
  • Develop subsystem and system level training.

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS SCI w/Poly security clearance
  • Ability to travel.
  • Experience with the primary toolsets - Kubernetes, Ansible MC, Cloud Technologies, Rancher, and Containers as a Service (Caas).​
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus fifteen (15) years of systems engineering experience, OR A High School Diploma or GED plus nineteen (19) years of general systems engineering experience OR a Master’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus eighteen (13) years of systems engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in rack elevation and cabling design
  • Large scale integration (rack and stack) 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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.