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Sr. Systems Engineer / Team Lead


Systems Engineer


Clovis, New Mexico, United States


Are you ready to lead an Engineering team which consists of several multi-disciplined engineering professionals?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ 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.

The Missile & Aviation Solutions Division, within the Defense Systems Sector at Leidos, develops aircraft-based solutions and provides operational mission expertise to perform world-wide deployments in support of our US Military customers and foreign partners. Since 9/11 Leidos has been a leader in quick reaction capability (QRC) deployments of advanced mission equipment packages (MEP) including communications, SIGINT, full-motion video, and radar sensor suites and support infrastructure to provide actionable intelligence. Over 100 aircraft have been delivered to date, and our airborne operations provide critical ISR to support our customers’ missions in EUCOM, AFRICOM, CENTCOM, INDOPACOM, and SOUTHCOM.

We currently have a dynamic job opportunity for an Engineering Team Lead to support the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) program., As an Engineering Team Lead, you'll be responsible for ensuring that the IT solutions supporting active Air Force operation centers are designed, implemented, and optimized to meet the highest standards of performance, security, and reliability. Your leadership, technical expertise, and strategic vision will be crucial in fulfilling this role effectively.

The successful candidate will lead the engineering team in developing and implementing advanced engineering solutions, fostering customer and peer engagement through effective communication and collaboration, while proactively identifying and resolving complex technical challenges to drive project success.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver technical solutions through stakeholder collaboration, requirements analysis/decomposition, and adherence to engineering processes. Candidate should apply deep domain knowledge to developing solutions which provide a positive impact to the end product.

  • Effectively communicate with both internal and client project team members and collaborate to influence decisions on solution design, process, and approaches.

  • Act as the primary point of contact for the engineering team, overseeing task development and assignment to ensure project progress within a geographically dispersed team.

  • Make significant contributions to project efforts by managing costs, estimating and tracking schedules, mitigating risks, and analyzing requirements.

  • Utilize strong communication skills to effectively lead the technical staff, provide updates on project status, troubleshoot complex issues, and review technical documentation.

  • Provides expert guidance and direction to engineers and site O&M personnel.

  • Coordinate with vendors and external technical support.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related discipline, and 8 years or more of experience; or a Master's degree with at least 6 years of experience; 4 additional years of related experience will be acceptable in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

  • Proven experience delivering IT solutions to DoD customers.

  • Strong knowledge in server virtualization or network design.

  • Experienced in deploying and maintaining Windows Server and/or Red Hat systems.

  • 2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II or higher certification (e.g. Security+ CE or better)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a program in a high tempo, high demand environment.

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Cross Domain Solutions (CDS), Multi-Level Security (MLS), and virtualized environments.

  • Knowledge of NIST SP 800 53 series

  • Proficient in utilizing Jira for task management, issue tracking, and project collaboration, demonstrating the ability to create, prioritize, and update tasks, as well as navigate boards, backlogs, and workflows to facilitate Agile project methodologies.

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.