Technical Director

Leidos Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division has an opening for a Technical Director.

Duties include:

Capture and execute advanced technology programs by building an opportunity pipeline in the hypersonics, projectiles, electronic warfare, maritime and other areas, in support of a 10% year-over-year growth rate. Perform as a program manager and/or principal investigator for select efforts. The successful candidate will contribute in the following areas:

  1. Grow DARPA business by developing new program concepts, integrating Leidos capabilities, and developing teaming relationships
  2. Expand business with MDA, and Service Science & Technology organizations.
  3. Expand the Weapon System Development business from concept/systems analysis thru prototype development and OT&E.
  4. Attract new talent and develop the workforce.


Provide technical leadership in the development of highly innovative products/solutions. Collaborate with Leidos SME's and develop key partners and team mates to position Leidos competitively in the marketplace.

Demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to facilitate dialogue among Leidos personnel, team members, customers, and end users. Must have a working understanding of the DoD acquisition process.

Must develop a clear understanding of customer technical goals / objectives and able to decompose those into system and subsystem level requirements. Working with internal and external SME's typically negotiates and balances cross domain technical components to arrive at a common solution.

The position requires knowledge of highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts. The successful candidate must be viewed as a subject matter expert by peers within and outside the organization, and must demonstrate the ability to operate independently with limited supervision and feedback.

Education: Requires a Master's or Ph.D. degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or similar discipline and > 12 years' experience.

Ability to travel on an as needed basis

Clearance: Must be a U.S. Citizen with active Top Secret clearance.

Desired Knowledge

Leadership and Program Management: Prior experience in managing large DOD research efforts is a plus.

Preference given to candidates with experience in managing research efforts funded by AFRL, DARPA, ONR, and similar. Prior experience as a Government Program Manager is also a plus. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous efforts while keeping efforts on schedule and on budget. Past experience in leading a diverse team with successful outcomes.

Business Development Acumen: Strong candidates will have prior experience in leading successful business development campaigns.

Skills desired include the ability to effectively communicate with customers, understand their needs, and develop white papers and proposals. The ability to also develop and communicate a strategy for new business with management is also desired.

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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) 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.

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