Today, Electronic Warfare (EW) is a growing enterprise - protecting the warfighter and our national security against ever-adapting threats. The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) at Leidos currently has an opening for a mid-level electrical engineer to support cutting-edge programs in San Diego. As an electrical engineer on these programs, you will join a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of signal processing and software engineers who are developing state-of-the-art technology that advances government technology from seabed to space.
The selected individual will design, develop, integrate and test high-speed printed circuit boards for system-on-chip (SoC) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC). He/she is expected to perform a wide range of functions to include hardware design, firmware development, manufacturing oversight, system integration, and test. The selected individual must possess a strong understanding of prototype circuit design, small form factor PCBs, SoC components, and radio frequency (RF) hardware for use in embedded systems. This includes application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC), field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), digital signal processors (DSP), and data converters.
He/she must also possess a background in circuit board test and analysis to include power, thermal, mechanical testing procedures, test setup, and special test equipment. The selected candidate must also possess a sound knowledge of radar concepts as well as a good understanding of algorithm implementation and hardware/software implementation.
Design and integrate high-speed circuit boards to support a diverse array of signal processing applications
Perform trade studies for part and architecture decisions
Develop hardware specifications
Size FPGAs, SoCs, ASICs for digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm implementation
Develop FPGA firmware
Provide technical guidance and subcontractor oversight throughout PDB development process to include supervising design, layout, procurement, assembly, fabrication, and test.
Resolve complex issues related to approaches, requirements, specifications and design
Work closely with a team of software, firmware, and systems engineers to ensure Leidos’ PCBs meet product requirements
Perform integration and test activities to include developing tools and techniques for testing and verification
Attend regular customer meetings and lead technical discussions/program reviews to support federal government customers
Create product documentation and technical reports to include system requirements specfications, interface control documents, hardware description documents, test reports, and design reviews.
B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field and 6+ years of prior relevant experience or M.S. degree with 4+ years of prior relevant experience
Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
Experience with digital hardware design, PCB technology, and RF components to include ASICs, FPGAs, DSPs, data converters
Experience with PCB design and layout along with associated tools and CAD packages
Experience with FPGA design, Altera, and/or Xilinx VHDL
Knowledgable of high-speed communication bus design and layout techniques such as USB, PCIe, XFI
Experience working on a cross-functional team (PCB layout, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and quality engineering) to facilitate the design process
Experience developing FPGA firmware and embedded test software
Experience developing test plans, executing validation and test procedures, evaluating test results, performing analysis and writing technical reports
Knowledge of various hardware and debugging equipment, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and spectrum analyzers
Experience with embedded signal processing algorithms, simulations, models, and/or software for deployment on complex SoCs
Well-organized, reliable, attention to detail, demonstrated personal initiative. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Good interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate work with others. Good oral and written communication skills
10% travel to customer/subcontractor sites as required
Masters’ degree or higher in Electrical/Computer Engineering
Strong understanding of radar theory and fundamentals with experience working in areas of radar modeling and simulation and/or algorithm development
Programming experience in C/C++, Java, Visual Basic, Python, or MATLAB
Background in FPGA/SoC security to include anti-tamper, secure boot
Demonstrated leadership on a science and technology (S&T) or innovative development project
Experience leading technical proposals or participating in business development strategy
Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00
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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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