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Software Systems Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: North Charleston
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Software Systems Engineer in support of the DCGS-N systems engineering efforts in North Charleston, SC.


Seeking a Software Systems Engineer to support the Distributed Common Ground System, Navy (DCGS-N) Family of Systems (FoS) which includes DCGS-N INC 1 Block 1, DCGS-N INC 1 Block 2, the DCGS-N Enterprise Node (DEN), the Joint Concentrator Architecture (JCA) and the Intelligence Carry On Program (ICOP) and systems in development. DCGS-N is the Navy's premier Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) processing system. 

The successful applicant will be a major contributor to intelligence software integration, system design, procedure development, and software testing in PMW-120's System Engineering Division.  
The position will involve extensive application configuration and candidates should possess an administrator-level understanding of virtualization and n-tier Enterprise applications (db, app server, and client) architecture/management as well as the capacity to develop, update, and follow detailed installation procedures.


  • Work as a "generalist" on a team responsible for development and integration of current and future DCGS-N system builds.
  • Perform analysis on systems to document all functions and define interfaces for integration, testing and quality assurance.
  • Provide solutions based on system requirements and work with multiple teams to develop solutions to technical issues that arise.
  • Work with senior team members and develop junior team members to implement the design process and develop the procedures for updates.
  • Defining DCGS-N baselines and versioning; initiating and conducting studies that examine upgrades and changes to  the DCGS-N system; initiating and conducting Enterprise Change Requests (ECRs) documenting a needed change to the system; and providing support to the testing and life cycle activities required to sustain the system.


  • 6+ years of overall related IT experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to travel 25% including internationally and underway periods onboard U.S. Navy ships.
  • Minimum of IAT II Certifications to meet DoD 8570.1M compliance: CompTIA Security+ or higher and certification/accreditation in Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Experience/training with VMware and virtualization
  • Experience/training in a mixed-server environment composed of Windows Server, RHEL, and Cisco hardware, software, and virtual machines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with other highly skilled and diverse individuals
  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance


  • Active TS clearance with current SSBI for access SCI information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Dell/EMC storage devices, NetApp Storage devices, and Oracle Sparc servers
  • Experience/certifications in Solaris 10/11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016/2019, RHEL, VMWare (vCenter, vSphere, ESXi), Hyper-V, Cisco IOS
  • Experience with WSUS, YUM, and SolarWinds enterprise configuration
  • TCP/IP networking experience including ports, firewalls, access control lists
  • Powershell and bash scripting experience
  • Previous sysadmin experience in a COMPOSE or CANES Environment
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance or Distributed Common Ground Station background.
  • Basic Intelligence Operations experience (IPL/iSToRE, CGS, JMPS, CVIC systems)

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Pay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, Charleston , Software Systems Engineer, Other , North Charleston, South Carolina

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