The Airborne Solutions Operation (ASO) within the Leidos Defense Group has an opening for an Airborne Solutions Operation Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Located in Manassas, VA.
The Operation CTO will be responsible for leading the ideation and development of innovative and differentiating technical and engineering solutions that support the Operation's business strategy focused on ISR-as-a-Service, business jet and turboprop platform modification and integration, and autonomous UAS networked solutions. The CTO will collaborate with all Operation line managers and business development & strategy leaders to drive solutions into priority captures, proposals, and major programs. The CTO will proactively establish relationships and meet with current and potential customers to demonstrate the company's credentials at solving problems with technically-differentiated solutions. The CTO will lead the development of the Operation's annual internal research and development (IR&D) portfolio and provide guidance to and management oversight of all IR&D projects. The CTO will actively participate in the definition and implementation of the long-term technology strategy aligned to the Operation, Group, and Corporate technology strategy and goals.
Additional responsibilities of the Operation CTO include closely partnering with Operation management to ensure the Operation's technology strategy is aligned with the organization's strategic plan and is reflected in the business development plans. CTO will consult with business leadership on potential solutions to customer requirements. The CTO will also be an active participant in the Capture Process to include writing and reviewing proposal material and coaching solution architects on bringing differentiated solutions to capture efforts including early customer engagements. The Operation CTO will seek partnerships with strategic suppliers, renowned universities, and research institutions to increase learning opportunities, sponsor research projects that take the Airborne Solutions Operation solutions to the next level and, where possible, showcase developing technology both internally and externally. The CTO will establish relationships with counterparts throughout Leidos and serve as the Operation's chief technical collaborator with other Leidos organizations. The Operation CTO will be responsible for the development and mentoring of a set of mid to senior level technical staff.
•Master's degree or Ph.D. in a Technology, Engineering or Aviation Technology field, and be a recognized expert (or equivalent experience)
•Minimum of 10 years of Aviation Technology experience and/or Aircraft Integration
•Domain expertise in general aviation, aircraft integration, and airborne ISR solutions. Specifically mission aircraft; unmanned air systems; aircraft modification and integration;
•Experience with flight safety processes for aircraft as well as key aviation processes, AS9100 Quality Management and System Type Certificate
•Secret Clearance (Top Secret Clearance preferred) and ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance
•25% Travel required
•Prior technical roles within organizations of similar size and scope ($700M and 1000 employees) with growing duties and responsibilities
•ISR solution expertise in communications and intelligence solutions; COMINT, ELINT, SIGINT, and radars for integration; Other key areas of expertise include: ISR signal processing; ISR operator performance and workload issues; mission planning, execution, and analysis.
•Large acquisition program experience ($500M+)
•Significant experience supporting capture activities to include chairing/participating in Business Opportunity Gate Reviews, writing specific sections of proposals, providing preliminary technical guidance for solutions, and task cost estimation
•Experience with, performance management and best practices in the Aerospace Defense industry
•A well-developed sense of strategy and the ability to communicate and inspire others to follow
•Knowledge of, and experience with, DoD, Federal and Intelligence Community aviation customers and industry peers