System Engineering Manager

Bethesda, MD
Posted: 2021-04-15


Job Description:

Are you ready to join Leidos all-star team? Through training, teamwork, and exposure to challenging technical work, let Leidos show how to accelerate your career path.

The Leidos Innovations Center has an exciting opening for you, our next System Engineering Manager, to assist with the release of a state-of-the-art technology stack supporting a developing NMEC program providing systems engineering support in our Reston, VA or Bethesda, MD office.

You will work closely with the systems engineers, program managers, architects, software and data engineers, security officers and data scientists on the following key tasks:
Coordination, and execution of systems engineering activities such as feature/requirements analysis, design, implementation planning, documentation and risk assessment
Act as the scrum master for systems engineering team and keep track of design sessions and documentations assigned to each SE
Solicit design session topics and program priorities with PMO
Plan and conduct review sessions of upcoming features with Customer
Track systems engineering tasks within time-boxed (e.g. agile) sprints and releases
Support program planning activities as well as the creation of and/or input to work tickets (e.g. JIRA)
Support and manage systems engineering documentation through the use of collaboration software (e.g. Confluence)
Support and employ MBSE approach for systems planning, design, execution, and sustainment in coordination with the Chief Engineer and SE team members
Review systems engineering documentations for consistency and accuracy
Keep track and update Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)
Support programs security team by planning for and providing systems engineering documents needed for security approvals
Support programs security team by planning for and providing systems engineering documents needed for security approvals
Assist in the development and maintenance of systems engineering documentation and diagrams/models working in coordination/collaboration with Lead SE and SE team members
Hold daily scrums and document minutes/actions/status
Participate in release planning, scrum of scrums, bug triage and other pertinent meetings

This is you:
BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience with 12+ years in system engineering or related field. 10+ years of experience with Masters degree.
Active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
At least 5+ years experience working as a systems engineer or leading a team of systems engineers
Experience with supporting big data application development
Experience/knowledge of key Agile processes, ceremonies and techniques
Experience with Gitlab (workflow), JIRA, and Confluence
Experience with MBSE approach and tools or experience with framework/approach similar to MBSE
Experience with Cameo Systems Modeler
Experience with creating and reviewing contract documentation
Ability to track tasks and sequence of events
Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-pace environment

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
Experience with the deployment and operationalization of AI/ML services, microservices architectures
Experience with cybersecurity requirements
Experience with Software and Hardware procurement process and documentation
Scaled Agile Framework certification (SAFe Agilist or other)
Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous development

More about the program:

The DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) program is a next generation machine learning pipeline platform that will provide cutting edge data enrichment, triage, and analytics capabilities to Defense and Intelligence Community members. D3P will advance the state of the art in mission-focused big data analytics tools and micro-service development spanning the breadth of Agile sprints to multiyear research and development cycles.

External Referral Eligible

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Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering

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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

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.

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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.




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