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Job #: R-00023144-OTHLOC-PL-2D2529
Location: Sleaford, LIN
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Other Clearance


Job Description:


Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient through information technology, engineering and science. Leidos is a $10bn+ company, operating in 4 core market areas: Defence, Intelligence, Civil and Health. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos is focusing on international growth ambitions, beyond the USA, in UK and Australia.

Leidos UK operates as a country focused business, operating today in the Defence and Civil market sectors. Comprising c. 1,000 staff it operates in 3 Divisions: Civil, Logistics and Defence. The Logistics Division is focused on our marquee LCS(T) contract with the MoD while the Civil Division provides a range of IT services in long term relationships with critical national infrastructure clients such as NATS, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Metropolitan Police and the Scottish Government.

The Leidos UK Defence Division has been created in order to significantly grow Leidos’ position in the UK Defence sector separate to its significant MoD Logistics contract.  Our vision is to become a lead enabler of information-led warfighting for the MoD, and allied organisations, through IT and engineering services delivered with detailed domain expertise. Initial focus areas are C4ISR, MoD ISS, MoD SP & CBRN.

We aim to double in size by 2025 while sustaining strong operating margins by offering cutting-edge mission-enabling IT, science and engineering services into the MoD and allied organisations unencumbered by broader platform and product positions, leveraging our UK capability  supplemented with US pull-through to deliver collaborative customer relationships supporting our client’s core mission.

Our areas of capability expertise include system integration, infrastructure, cloud, service management, application integration and development delivered within domain insight into services and solutions for Defence Intelligence, tactical data link users and army tactical information systems.

To support our growth we are seeking to appoint talented new individuals to strengthen the Divisional team, stimulate new customer demand and grow our capability, capacity and maturity as we fulfil our growth agenda.


Reporting to the Divisional MD, the Portfolio lead will be responsible for our Tactical Data Link (TDL) business line. This is a rounded general management role responsible for a niche Defence-sector software product business line.

Working in collaboration with the existing team of experienced TDL specialists, the Portfolio Lead will ensure the successful delivery of the TDL annual plan including marketing, sales (direct and via channel), software product delivery, associated service delivery (consulting and software support) and product roadmap development. The portfolio manager will be responsible for updating the business’ strategy to ensure enduring profitable growth.

The portfolio lead will ensure their assigned team members are performance managed, well utilised and able to execute successfully on their assigned tasks, triggering recruitment, retention, training and transfer actions to manage capacity and skill base as appropriate.

The TDL portfolio delivers engineering tools to integrators of solutions incorporating Link-11, 16, 22, JREAP-C and VMF TDLs, including eSMART, MANDRIL, PUMA and CIVET. Small to medium sized business leadership experience of a software product based business is required.

Current product and service activities are delivered from our Lincoln office and our secure Farnborough facility. Frequent presence at Lincoln, Farnborough and occasional international travel to applicable customer locations will be required.

Due to the nature of the role SC clearance will be required.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance


Yes, 25% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. 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.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

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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