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Lead Systems Engineer ( R-00069375 )


Systems Engineer



Fort Meade, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer/Architect, a significant leadership position as part of a team supporting the Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) in Columbia, MD or Pensacola, FL.

The Lead Systems Engineer/Architect will coordinate support tasks for all related Systems Engineering/Architecture efforts including, but not limited to the application of Systems Engineering, Requirements Analysis and complex Systems Design in support of the DISA Defensive Cyber Mission.

This is a full-time position that must work in or near a DISA facility.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establishes system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems.
  • Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture.
  • Designs architecture to include the software, hardware and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
  • Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including hardware and software updates or upgrades.
  • Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams.
  • Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) reference models, and profiles of standards - such as Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Open Systems Environment (OSE) reference model - as they apply to the implementation and specification of Information Management (IM) solution of the application platform, across the application program interface (API), and the external environment/software application.
  • Ensures that the common operating environment is compliant.
  • Evaluates analytically and systematically problems of work flows, organization and planning and develops appropriate corrective action.
  • Provides daily supervision and direction to staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in Federal Government Systems Engineering/Architecture is absolutely necessary.
  • Prior experience in leading large organizations with complex requirements and needs for Systems Engineering/Architecture efforts.
  • Leadership of technical teams with similar skills.
  • MA/MS in a technical discipline with at least 15 years of experience
  • CISSP or equivalent level certification
  • Active Secret Clearance Required
  • Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Defensive Cyber Systems and Operations
  • Experience with DISA Defensive Cyber Platforms
  • Familiarity with SAFe Agile

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