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Leidos Engineering Lead in Chicago, Illinois


Job Description:

The Engineering Lead provides overall support to the United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM) in Chicago. USMEPCOM is a Major Command of the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD), which screens and processes applicants into the U.S. Armed Forces. USMEPCOM is the vital link between recruiting and training armed forces and operates 65 Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) located throughout the U.S.

*Position is contingent on contract being awarded to Leidos

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for multiple teams engaged in the technical design and engineering functions

  • Direct the technical organization to ensure progress according to technical objectives within budgetary and schedule guidelines

  • Oversee the design of both new and existing IT modernization, expansion, and improvement projects

  • Analyze, evaluate, and plan methods of approach to provide solutions

  • Organize the means to achieve solutions to highly complex technical problems

  • Travel within CONUS may be required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Possess at least 1 of the following certifications as required by DoD :

  • CCNA Security

  • CySA+ **


  • GSEC

  • Security+ CE

  • CND

  • SSCP

  • Must currently posses minimum of Tier 3 or "NACLC" clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of six years of experience with leading major enterprise engineering efforts in an enterprise environment, identifying automation challenges, and developing technical solutions.

  • A minimum of six years of experience with cloud technologies.

  • Possess a current MCSE certification.

  • Possess, at a minimum, a valid VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) v6.5 certification.

  • Possess a valid Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) certification.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Public Trust

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Engineering

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. 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.

REQNUMBER: R-00043594

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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.