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Program Manager/Chief Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Long Beach, Mississippi, United States


The Maritime System Division (MSD) of Leidos’ develops and deploys advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other governmental agencies and commercial clients. MSD is currently seeking a qualified, energetic technical leader to fill the position of Program Manager, to lead the development, demonstration and production of advanced ocean sensor systems and payload subsystems, and integration of those systems with manned and unmanned maritime platforms. Current and future projects span advanced concept and prototype development, low-rate initial production and full-rate production. Position will require regular travel to and coordination with engineering activities at other Leidos facilities, in multiple locations across the United States.

MSD is an industry leader in developing, applying, and advancing state of the art signal processing technologies and hardware/software systems for C4ISR including distributed netted sensor systems, communications systems, positioning systems, tactical decision systems, and autonomous unmanned platforms. Leidos maritime systems are addressing complex mission requirements and pioneering impressive firsts in the application of novel physical insights translated into advanced signal processing solutions and applied to the full range of maritime missions. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with an outstanding group of engineers and technologists located in Long Beach MS. The successful applicant will become part of a world class team that is a recognized leader in maritime systems development and will support production of advanced ocean electronic systems for the US Navy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain and manage schedule and risk across Maritime Unmanned programs
  • Develop and expand customer relationships, focusing on delivering value and establishing trust
  • Focus on strategies for development of the business and product line, taking customer desires into account
  • Manage hardware, software, integration, and test and measurement teams
  • Conduct and manage root cause analysis
  • Develop regular reports and contribute to architecture and product line plans

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline, 15+ years’ total experience, with at least 12 years of supervising teams or projects
  • Ability to achieve high customer satisfaction within cost and schedule on complex CPFF and FFP development programs with hard deliverables.
  • Strong customer focus, ability to lead a team, and establish strong, collaborative working relationships with government customers, technical staff, senior managers, and peers
  • Contribute to the successful capture of competitive Navy, DARPA and other procurements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated mastery in one or more maritime relevant domains, including Anti-Submarine Warfare, Electronics Warfare, Unmanned Systems, Maritime Distributed Communications (Acoustic, Satellite, and Line of Sight RF)
  • Experience planning and managing international test events
  • DoD Secret security clearance with ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance if required by the program

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certification
  • Experience managing program execution in a CMMI Level 3 or above environment and/or in accordance with ISO-9001 certified processes
  • Experience managing Programs of Record for the DoD
  • Experience with manufacturing and defined deliverable programs
  • Experience managing programs that have high reliability requirements

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.