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Job #: R-00106966
Location: Lincoln, LIN
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Job Description:

Systems Engineer

Location: UK Home worker

Clearance: UK SC Clearance

Leidos is a multi-national technology company comprising a number of diverse lines of business. Leidos UK is a component of Leidos US with a number of business areas encompassing National Security and Defence, Civil and Logistics; one of the key areas is Tactical Data Links (TDLs). The company implements a matrix organisation structure that in collaboration with other lines of business, industry partners, subcontractors and vendors as appropriate is able to capture and deliver programmes of work consistent with the Company’s business objectives and goals.

Over the last 20+ years the TDL Portfolio within Leidos has been supporting numerous Nations and Industry partners providing technical and Subject Matter Experts (SME) across a whole raft of activities associated with the integration, test, verification and validation for TDLs.

Leidos UK have developed a full suite of test tools to support the engineering life-cycles from requirements capture/management (eSMART), real-time message analysis (CIVET), Link 16 terminal control (PUMA) and post mission analysis (MANDRIL). Leidos UK are the formal European reseller of Northrop Grumman MTDL simulation/emulation TIGER tool which integrates seamlessly into our test environment.

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Specific Job Description: Leidos UK are fortunate to have a number of interesting Multiple Tactical Data Link (MTDL) related opportunities which will require additional personnel to join and support our dedicated TDL portfolio. Opportunities to support a Link 16 sustainment programme, a MTDL system refresh, upgrade and support along with various long term enhancement programmes. Additionally we also have Subject Matter Expert (SME) support opportunities to a number of new contracts.

The successful candidate will work as part of a Data Link Portfolio Team performing a range of system engineering tasks across the development lifecycle for TDLs. The employee will require an indepth understanding of Link 16 terminals and ancillary equipment. Be cognisant with the respective interfaces (SIMPLE, JREAP, Ethernet, MILSTD 1553) and the associated cabling/configuration requirements for use in a TDL test environment.

The job on occasion may require customer site attendance to conduct various test activities in accordance with the contracted requirements. Successful candidates will be expected to apply their knowledge of TDL systems and test engineering best practice in the performance of their duties and be responsible for ensuring test compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the development lifecycle. The position will be full-time within the existing TDL team providing technical, test and integration support.

Required Skills:

  • Detailed understanding of source documentation for Multi-TDLs – Message Standards and Terminal ICDs

  • Good knowledge/experience of TDL Testing and platform implementation

  • Knowledge of system engineering applied to TDL environment

  • Use/knowledge of TDL test tools – desktop, rig testing and live testing

  • Experience of TDL Terminals/Modems

  • Experience of TDL Architecture(s) - multiple platforms, host, radios, terminals, crypto

  • Ability to produce technical reports with recommendations Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of the iSMART process and associated eSMART documentation

  • Experience in conducting TDL Testing

  • Knowledge of military communications systems

  • Appreciation of system design & integration challenges

  • Knowledge of the TDL toolset; eSMART, CIVET, MANDRIL, TIGER (Northrop Grumman) Typical Minimum Education & Experience: Individuals with higher education qualifications and/or relevant military operational or related engineering experience will be considered

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of the iSMART process and associated eSMART documentation

  • Experience in conducting TDL Testing

  • Knowledge of military communications systems

  • Appreciation of system design & integration challenges

  • Knowledge of the TDL toolset; eSMART, CIVET, MANDRIL, TIGER (Northrop Grumman)

What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)

• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

Dynamic Working

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that that enhance your future.

Pay Range:

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.

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