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Leidos Systems Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Come join our rapidly growing team and enjoy these benefits:

  • Accrue 3 weeks of PTO during your first year

  • Get ten paid holidays a year

  • Access to benefits on day one including medical and dental insurance

  • The potential to work from home during COVID-19

  • Employee discounts

  • Company HSA contribution

  • Excellent 401K

Leidos is hiring a Systems Engineer to join the ESA V team. The ESA V program is an IT Services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice. The program provides a range of IT services, including O&M, Engineering, Service Desk, Deskside Service, Print Services, ITSM, Active Directory services, and Video Conferencing, among others.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Propose and implement system enhancements to provide additional functionality and address new infrastructure and security requirements.

  • Diagnose and resolve system and infrastructure problems quickly.

  • Enforce best practices for software and infrastructure systems, communicate these to development organization, and monitor and enforce compliance.

  • Maintain architecture processes and documentation as defined by Client management and Program Management.

  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and able to explore alternatives

  • Develop solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results.

  • Develop new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations.

  • Technically lead technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs

  • Communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project.

  • Manage defect and technical debt backlogs to prioritize work

  • Assist with debugging systemic issues.

  • Provide concise direction to correct system problems

  • Provide weekly status reports

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years prior relevant experience or Master’s degree and 6+ years prior relevant experience. Years of experience may be considered as a substitute for a degree.

  • Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. US Citizenship is required. Current clearance is not required.

  • Ability to obtain an maintain a Public Trust security clearance.

  • Proven experience preparing and presenting technical documentation to various audiences.

  • Hands-on experience in maintaining and supporting large enterprise systems in a production environment such as Splunk, VMware, Storage, Networking and other system monitoring tools.

  • MS Azure cloud certification and hands on experience to include prior on premise Data Center experience.

  • Ability to work on multiple assignments or projects in parallel, balancing time and schedule based on the business priorities of the organization

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Engineering

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00040972

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.