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Chief Systems Engineer - OpMed



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

The DHMSM Operational Medicine (OpMed) Chief Systems Engineer will provide technical direction regarding the architecture and design of the operational medicine capability of MHS GENESIS. The Chief Systems Engineer will serve as the lead for the systems engineering processes and deliverables related to the design, development, testing, integration, deployment, operations, sustainment, and enhancement of new and existing features and capabilities. The Chief Systems Engineer will coordinate across all technical specialties of the DHMSM Program to ensure maximal reuse of existing capabilities and design patterns. Where appropriate, the Chief Systems Engineer will lead or perform feasibility assessments, trade studies, and proofs of concept to explore the viable solution space and make recommendations to leadership on the best path forward. The Chief Systems Engineer will continually assess the system and make recommendations to leadership for optimizations and improvements to the architecture and system to minimize the burdens placed on operational users, both clinical and technical. The Chief Systems Engineer will also be responsible for assessing system performance across technical, operational, and administrative processes and presenting system analyses to inform design, implementation, and deployment.


  • Provide architecture and analysis of a highly complex system of systems through functional systems analysis, design, and integration

  • Be the primary author and lead for all Operational Medicine systems engineering documents and artifacts, ensuring that all deliverables are timely and of the highest quality and in accordance with LPDH, DHMSM, and JOMIS standards

  • Own, manage, and drive the execution of all systems engineering processes with the OpMed system and projects in coordination with DHMSM, JOMIS, and LPDH

  • Transition the Operational Medicine system, projects, and processes from paper-based traditional systems engineering and integration to model-based systems engineering in coordination with the larger LPDH, JOMIS, and DHMSM initiatives

  • Advise on system integration support using formal specifications, data flow diagrams, and other accepted design techniques. Estimate system capability improvement or enhancement costs and schedule

  • Review existing system components and assist in making refinements, reducing operating time, and improving current techniques

  • Maximize utility of the entire system, making informed recommendations that balance custom integration, reuse of COTS functionality, sustainability, and target functionality

  • Review current status of system applications and prepare recommendations for systems improvements and/or innovation

  • Develop plans and requirements for complex systems related to information systems architecture, networking, telecommunications, automation, communications protocols, risk management/electronic analysis, software, lifecycle management, software development methodologies, and modeling and simulation

  • Perform functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships. Identify resources required for each task

  • Review existing processes and procedures for improvements and provide recommendations to LPDH and DHMSM leadership for execution. Support the implementation of these process and procedure improvements

  • Regular briefings to and communication with GS-14 and GS-15 level government customers.

  • Monitor industry trends and directions; develop and present substantive technical recommendations to team for efficient reporting and leveraging areas of opportunity

  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture

  • Set clear goals, delegate tasks and set deadlines as necessary

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (required qualifications)

  • US Citizen with EXISTING ADP2/IT2 Public Trust (or higher) clearance. Federal Government requirement

  • BS in Computer Science or Systems Engineering or related field with MS preferred

  • 5+ years of experience in Health IT including demonstrated experience designing and implementing complex IT solutions in a large-scale enterprise

  • 10+ years of experience as a systems engineer in large-scale IT systems and COTS integration and data-intensive, transactional systems across all phases of the system development lifecycle, from concept development through operations and sustainment

  • 5+ years of progressive proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor in systems engineering

  • Familiarity with DoD Configuration Management and Systems Engineering methodologies

  • Knowledge of Virtual Machine Architectures (VMWare, Hyper-V)

  • Experience of managing diverse teams of varying skills and backgrounds

  • Proven Experience designing complex systems of systems

  • Ability to think outside the box to solve complex problems

  • Customer engagement experience, ability to present complex solutions clearly to business customers in simple clear terms

  • Proven ability to assess and evaluate developed work for technical completeness, perform reviews and assessments

  • Ability to make touch technical decisions and drive technical teams to meet schedule and vision of solution within defined time frames

  • Demonstrated expertise in systems engineering, including requirements analysis and system architecture design

  • Demonstrated experience in practical application of lifecycle engineering for IT infrastructure

  • Demonstrated experience designing and modernizing complex enterprise networks and legacy IT systems

  • Demonstrated experience applying System Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and best practices

  • Project management experience working with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), IMS, and work authorizations

  • Understanding of cost and schedule development as well as controls to conduct root cause analysis and identify corrective actions

  • Experience with baseline change control processes

  • Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate with internal and external executive leadership regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project


  • 5+ years of experience with HL7, FHIR

  • Experience with EHR system interface (HL7, FHIR, HTTP, MLLP) design, configuration, implementation, and operation

  • Prior experience designing or developing custom interfaces and data processing solutions in Mirth/Rhapsody for HL7, file-based, and FHIR-based exchanges

  • Prior direct experience with Defense Health Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHMS PEO, or other government agency in a health IT role

  • Prior health informatics experience

  • PMP

  • Oracle DBMS or MS SQL server DBA, DBMS, or developer experience

  • Javascript, Python, Java development experience

  • Prior experience with Theater Medical Systems (AHLTA-T/TC2), TMDS desired

  • Experience designing, developing, deploying, and sustaining combat or combat support systems or other forward-deployed (out of data center, austere conditions) systems

  • Experience troubleshooting deployed IT systems, including databases

  • Experience interpreting and decomposing requirements

  • Experience with technical road mapping, to include deployment planning

  • Experience with software development methodologies, including testing

  • Experience with DoD Cybersecurity implementations

  • Specific experience with Cerner solutions

  • Specific experience with Dentrix Enterprise

  • Experience with cross-platform medical and/or dental record integration or transition

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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.