Systems Engineer (SIGINT Systems)

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Job Category:
Information Technology - Software
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

-  Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents

-  Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc

-  Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components

-  Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination

-  Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations

-  Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents

-  Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle

-  Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components

-  Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness

-  Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable

-  Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions

-  Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers

-  Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan

-  Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis

-  Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)

-  Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)



-  Minimum 8 years’ experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required

-  Bachelor’s Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited College or University is required

-  Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree.

Domain Area(s) Specialized Requirements:

-  Service Industry: Formal training or experience on agile engineering methodologies, processes, and technologies

-  SIGINT: SE for SIGINT systems on LINUX and Windows Platforms; SE Experience with SIGINT systems; experience with VLF/HF/VHF/UHF Signal Collection Systems such as or similar to GLAIVE; experience with HF/VHF/UHF DF theory/techniques and systems such as BORESIGHT and GLAIVE


External Referral Eligible


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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