Advanced Capability Build (ACB) ASW Analyst/Trainer

Bethesda, MD
Posted: 2021-04-12


Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a skilled, experienced ASW Analyst, supporting multiple US Navy programs located at a US Government facility in Bethesda, MD. Leidos High Fidelity Simulation Business Area is responsible for architecting and implementing large-scale System of Systems solutions in support of world class simulation, training, and analysis products for the US Navy. We are looking for an energetic, motivated, independent, self-starter for a challenging position supporting programs that develop tactical decision aids systems. Career advancement possibilities are limited only by your desire.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate manages the delivery of Sonar Tactical Decision Aids (TDAs) for the US Navy primarily focused on Sonar Performance Prediction Functional Segment (SPPFS) in Advanced Capability Build (ACB) system along with related components. Candidate supports the development and testing of TDAs within a matrix organization that are used onboard surface combatant ships and/or shore surveillance sites. Candidates responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Manage the delivery of SPPFS TDA requirements by attending Integrated Product Team meetings.
  • Participate in activities related in the delivery of acoustic TDAs capabilities. These activities include one or more of the following: Requirements Definition, Funding Requirements; Analysis and Engineering; System Analysis and Design; System Integration and Test; Validation and Verification; System and Operational Performance Analysis; and Decision Analysis and Resolution.
  • Communicate the status of the deliverable to the program management and government customer within the agile development framework.
  • Conduct integration testing of TDA products to verify the quality of deliverables.
  • Communicate with system integrators during the evaluating and testing TDA capabilities.
  • Communicate requirements to system engineers within the matrix organization to establish Engineering Data Models (EDMs) to facilitate testing at NSWCCD.
  • Interact with internal developers; as well as external tactical development team members, military personnel, and civilian DoD customers, to ensure that TDA requirements are captured and designed into the system.

Basic Qualifications

  • Fifteen years of experience directly related to ASW operations, systems, and theory; including 12 years of fleet experience related to the evaluations, operation, or utilization at-sea sonar systems (e.g., BQQ-10, SQQ-89, etc.)
  • Must have specific subject matter expertise in one of the following subject areas: sonar system operation, underwater acoustics, underwater sound propagation, or tactical oceanography.
  • Must be comfortable communicating with software developers.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, be courteous and professional when interacting with colleagues and customers, demonstrate a solid ability to identify and solve problems, and be able to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, a dedication to producing quality work results, and an ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Must be committed to customer service, well organized, able to plan and prioritize assignments, and able to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and work well under deadlines.
  • Must be able to utilize Microsoft Windows and Office products.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of fleet operational experience related to ACB or SQQ-89A(V)15 Sonar Suite
  • Comfortable occasionally working with computer terminals to provide information to the development team; including a willingness to learn basic Linux commands.
  • Familiar with software development and agile methodologies

External Referral Eligible

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Yes, 25% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 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

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