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Hypersonics Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Crane, IN, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Leidos Defense Systems is seeking a passionate, detailed-oriented problem-solver to serve as a Systems Engineer to support the Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonics Test Bed (MACH-TB) Flight Test Program as part of the Hypersonic Systems Division. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The focus of the MACH-TB Program is to develop rapid cadence, affordable flight-testing capabilities to quickly advance the hypersonic Technology Readiness Level. As an integral member of the MACH-TB Team, the successful candidate will leverage digital engineering and systems engineering practices and tools, including CAMEO, to identify challenges and formulate candidate solutions within complex, highly interdependent hardware systems and programs. The systems engineer will support MACH-TB system engineering for prototype development and as-built configurations. This includes application of the SEMP defined processes, working requirements updates and change requests, supporting verification plans, and supporting acceptance testing. The systems engineer will work under the direction of the Lead Systems Engineer in application of systems engineering standard processes and best practices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support System requirement application and updates from Task Order, Specifications and Test Plans
  • Support verification and traceability of deliverables back to System Requirements
  • Assist in development of test plans and process improvements
  • Facilitate configuration management of the technical data package
  • Develop and maintain a clear understanding of overall system interdependencies and interfaces
  • Implement creative solutions to ensure program requirements are upheld
  • Identify, mitigate and resolve risks
  • Perform other related job duties as required
  • Travel to supplier sites as required (up to 20%)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution with 4+ years or Master Degree with 2+ years applicable experience and with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Experience with system-level requirements
  • Detailed understanding of the top-down systems engineering process for architecture development and bottoms-up verification
  • Demonstrates solid understanding and intuition of the functionality and interdependency of complex physical systems
  • Experience applying systems engineering practices in flexible and creative ways to support programs with unique developmental constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the customer to clarify program challenges and/or system requirements
  • Experience working as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) or Systems Engineering team
  • Ability to stay focused and succeed in dynamic and fast paced environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Organizational skills to document work and interface with team members to ensure flow of information
  • Candidate must be willing to relocate to the Crane, Indiana area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A current DOD Top Secret clearance
  • Experience with prototype production efforts
  • Familiarity with CAMEO

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.