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Principal Systems and Configuration Engineer


Systems Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Defense Systems., is seeking a talented Principal Systems Engineer for its hypersonics line of business. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions. The selected candidate will support the Common Hypersonic Glide Body program (C-HGB). The C-HGB is the Army’s #1 priority for strategic weapons capability for long-range precision fires and will counter and gain a lead on our adversaries' technological advances in this field, come join us in this exciting, cutting-edge field.

Primary Responsibilities

The selected candidate will serve as a Systems Engineering Lead with duties that span support of both hardware and software, test equipment, supporting engineering and manufacturing activities, and working with sub-contractors/suppliers on various aspects of Hypersonic Glide Bodies (HGB). The position will be responsible for managing the current and future technical configurations of the HGB. Specific duties may include coordination with the program design agent, managing inputs into technical data packages, helping to ensure efficient transitions from design to production, coordinating test objectives and appropriate hardware allocation, understanding and developing configurations to meet dynamic requirements, and working with manufacturing to develop plans to meet the changing needs of our customers. The individual must be a self-starter with excellent communication and organization, have significant experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems, and a strong technical background in large integrated products.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited school with minimum 15 years experience.

Demonstrated experience in complex development programs

5 or more years experience in systems engineering in aerospace or defense programs

5 or more years engineering technical leadership experience

Strong background working across multi-disciplinary teams

Strong background working directly with customer and suppliers to define and track engineering requirements

Strong proficiency in office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Able to read, interpret, and generate engineering drawings

Preferred Qualifications

Prior work in DoD Missile, Reentry Vehicle, or Hypersonics fields

Prior work with defining test plans and hardware configurations to meet requirements intent

Prior work in a production environment with experience providing engineering support

Experience with MIL-STD-31000 product level TDP requirements

Experience working rapidly changing development programs, with TRL Levels 3 - 7

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.