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Lead Systems Engineer (CBP)

Lead Systems Engineer (CBP)

locationWashington, DC, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/9/2024
Full Time


LMI seeks a skilled Lead Systems Engineer to support a CBP PMO in the National Capital Region. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation. 

LMI: Innovation at the Pace of Need™

At LMI, we’re reimagining the path from insight to outcome at the new speed of possible. Combining a legacy of over 60 years of federal expertise with our innovation ecosystem, we minimize time to value and accelerate mission success. We energize the brightest minds with emerging technologies to inspire creative solutioning and push the boundaries of capability. LMI advances the pace of progress, enabling our customers to thrive while adapting to evolving mission needs.

The Lead Systems Engineer will work with systems engineers, program managers, and technical subject matter experts to plan and execute technology demonstration, system development testing, operational testing, operational assessment, and other T&E related activities.


  • Leads technical activities and directs the engineering technical management team in providing systems engineering activities to support the system acquisition and sustainment life cycle.
  • Leads the engineering technical management team in providing systems engineering and technical activities to support the system acquisition and sustainment life cycle.
  • Coordinates with government and team members to formulate, review, and execute technical requirements and engineering related task plans, studies, analyses, reports, and deliverable items.
  • Manages technical deliverables and ensures timely and quality delivery of products and services, mitigates risks, and executes corrective actions.
  • Develops and leads strategic effort for the organization to increase efficiencies, quality, and transparency; while deducing time, risk, and burden of tasks. Mentors, trains, and guides the engineering team to grow their technical and organizational knowledge.
  • Advises on all SELC activities and guides Digital Transformation and Innovation strategies. Organizes, directs, and manages technical support functions involving multiple, complex, and interrelated project tasks.
  • Communicates at senior levels within a customer organization and meets with customer and contractor personnel to formulate, review, and execute technical requirements and engineering-related task plans, studies, analyses, reports, and deliverable items.
  • Experience with tools such as Clarity PPM, SharePoint, CDRL Review Tool, CMPro, eGIS, Power BI


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 18 years of experience or master’s degree in related field with 13 years of experience or PhD with 10 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.
  • Experience in developing and executing T&E strategy and plans in support of large, complex programs.
  • Knowledge of DHS or DoD acquisition life cycle framework and systems engineering life cycle framework
  • Strong problem-solving skills, organizational skills, communication skills, and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive, independent performer who can perform well in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills along with customer interaction and presentation capabilities.
  • Must exemplify a dedication to achieving the mission of the customer as well as high standards of quality and excellence in performing individual duties.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while being able to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance abuse, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact

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