Leidos Chief Systems Engineer in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Description:


Responsible for technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding. Evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.

The Chief Engineer will manage the architectural runway and features including NFRs, coordinate design with the ISP, CSP, ASP and other enterprise stakeholders. The SE defines a common technical and architectural vision for the solution and defines system, subsystems and interfaces. Defines high level functional and nonfunctional requirements and collaborates with product manager to align with vision and roadmap. Additional details include:

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

  • Actively participate in the Continuous Exploration process as part of the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, especially with Enabler Epics

  • Define subsystems and their interfaces; allocate responsibilities to subsystems; understand solution deployment, and communicate requirements for interactions with solution context

  • Work with Customers, stakeholders, and Suppliers to establish high-level Solution Intent; help establish the solution intent information models and documentation requirements

  • Establish critical Nonfunctional Requirements at the solution level; participate in the definition of others

  • Operate within the Economic Framework to validate the economic impact of design decisions

  • Work with portfolio stakeholders, particularly the Enterprise Architect, to develop, analyze, split, and realize the implementation of enabler Epics

  • Participate in PI Planning and Pre- and Post-PI Planning, System and Solution Demos, and Inspect and Adapt events

  • Define, explore, and support the implementation of value stream and program Enablers to evolve solution intent; work directly with Agile Teams to implement, explore, or support them

  • Plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of upcoming business Features/Capabilities

  • Work with Product and Solution Management to determine capacity allocation for enablement work

  • Support technology/engineering aspects of Program and Solution Kanbans

  • Supervise and foster Built-in Quality


Requires Masters with 15 - 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 - 16 years of prior relevant experience.

External Referral Eligible

REQNUMBER: R-00002475359282520670

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.