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Job #: R-00095556-OTHLOC-PL-2D0103
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking Systems Engineering Interns to support multiple programs across the Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

  • The Model Based Systems Engineer will work closely with the Chief Engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, multiple subsystem vendors, and their Government counterparts to manage the system trade studies, conduct requirements analysis, and drive system and interface design that is derived from customer needs for product development programs associated with the DoD, DARPA, NASA, and commercial applications.

  • Learn about the system architecture, dictating system interfaces, performing requirements verification, helping develop test programs, and maintaining configuration management.  

  • Work with the team designing the system trade studies working with subject matter experts, monitor execution, manage data and track performance metrics, perform configuration control, summarize the results of those trade studies, and draw actionable conclusions for program leadership. 

  • Partner with team to present the systems engineering artifacts  developed to the customer in formal design reviews and will serve as a customer liaison in many of their programs.

  • The MBSE will support multiple programs at once in a variety of engineering fields with many different team environments.

  • Join a diverse team of systems engineers within Leidos and have the opportunity to work on programs from their preferred background, as well as challenge themselves by working on programs outside of their expertise.

  • The  MBSE will have the opportunity to support systems engineering efforts on LInC programs, serving as the systems engineering representative to program management and coordinating activities among multiple systems engineers.

  • Develop, model, and test EW algorithms in Matlab, Simulink, or C++.

  • Participate in lab-based and field testing of EW systems; Analyze results to identify root causes and trends.

  • System requirements development and analysis using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for EW and Hypersonic systems.

This position may be based out of Arlington, San Diego, Albuquerque, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Huntsville, King of Prussia or potentially other Leidos Innovations Center (LinC) locations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a related degree program with graduation planned in 2023-2026

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Adaptability to new challenges with a strong motivation to grow and learn in new areas

  • Interest in learning about requirements for complex air vehicle aerodynamic, propulsion, electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, and software systems

  • Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of the top-down systems engineering process for architecture development and bottoms-up verification

  • Experience supporting DoD, NASA, or DARPA programs

  • Experience performing risk management, test planning, and/or proposal development

  • Academic experience in performing system trade studies for aerospace systems

Pay Range:

Pay Range $42,250.00 - $65,000.00 - $87,750.00

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.

About Leidos

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 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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