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Job #: R-00096910
Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division has an opening for a Missile Flight Analysis Engineer.

Leidos is looking for a mid-career level engineer with missile flight analysis background to support our growing work with the Air Force at Eglin AFB, FL.  This is a technical engineering position to simulate the flight of hypersonic weapons and advanced missiles.  It is also desired that the candidate supervise 3-4 additional engineers and serve as the Principal Investigator on AFRL R&D contracts.  This engineer will be expected to develop autopilots for advanced missiles and to perform trajectory analysis using 6-DOF simulations to include the prosecution of targets.  The candidate will lead a team in the analysis of weapon performance relative to existing strike and air-to-air missiles, and the development of innovative approaches and concepts. 

Be part of a close knit team with the Leidos Aerophysics branch.  We operate in a team environment where individual creativity is rewarded, and continuous learning is the norm.  You will have the opportunity to work directly with the DOD on the development of cutting edge high speed weapon systems in the fast growing field of hypersonics.   

Leverage your prior experience in guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) and conceptual design, to lead a small team of research engineers in the development and analysis of air launched weapons concepts.  Efforts Include sizing and component level design, aerodynamic analysis using CFD, developing guidance laws, performing 6-DOF analysis, and simulating operational effectiveness.  Experience in multiple disciplines is highly desired.


Experience Level:   Candidates should have 8+ years’ experience in industry or lab environment and would be expected to develop autopilots and perform 6-DOF analysis.   Candidates should also be familiar with aerodynamic analysis and the development of aerodynamic coefficients to support 6-DOF analysis.  Candidates should also be able to grasp the big picture and make decisions about how to proceed with development and testing with minimal oversight.  Successful candidates are expected to have experience working in a research environment and with significant MATLAB experience.  Candidates with missile or aircraft GNC and 6-DOF experience will be given preference.  Preferred candidates will also have experience in assessing operational effectiveness.

Communication Skills:  Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate with Leidos aerodynamics, airframe, and guidance and control personnel, and interact daily with customers, team members and end users.   Must develop a clear understanding of customer goals and objectives and shape work activities to satisfy them.   Must present both verbal and written status on a regular basis..    

Engineering Skills:  Recent and relevant experience with the following disciplines is required:

  • Autopilots/Control Systems – the design and development of autopilots for missiles or aircraft, prior experience in tuning (finding optimal gains) for autopilots

  • GNC Algorithms – thorough understanding of Proportional Navigation, experience with other guidance schemes

  • 6-DOF Simulation – experience in performing trajectory simulation using 6-DOF environments and the evaluation of missiles and/or aircraft

  • Scripting – the use of Python or other scripting languages to perform large numbers of simulations for Monte Carlo type analysis

  • MATLAB – demonstrated experience in developing MATLAB based control architectures

Education:  Mid-career level requires an Engineering Degree plus 8+ years’ experience.

Clearance:  Must be a U.S. Citizen with active Secret clearance. Preference given to candidates with TS/SCI.

Location:  All work to be performed on Eglin AFB.  Must relocate to area. 

Limited ability for remote work due to classified nature of efforts.

Desired Knowledge

Desired Skills: Preferred candidates will have recent and relevant skills with the following:

  • Development of or modification of 6-DOF simulation environments

  • Conceptual design to include sizing and component level analysis and mass build up

  • Prior use of AFSIM or similar operational effectiveness tools

  • Ability to create a model of a missile in a 6-DOF environment (aerodynamic tables, time dependent moments of inertia, control actuators)

  • Scripting – the use of Python or other scripting languages to perform large numbers of simulations

  • Modification of or development of novel guidance schemes

  • SWIL/HWIL testing – prior experience in proving out control software using SWIL or HWIL testing

TRAVEL:  Limited travel of less than 5% expected.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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 46,000 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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