Leidos is searching for a Research Scientist to support AFRL’s Dynamic Infrared Missile Evaluation (DIME) Laboratory located on Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH. The successful candidate will utilize a strong engineering or physics background designing, testing, modeling, simulating, and analyzing the next generation of infrared countermeasure techniques. This position requires at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (aeronautical, electrical, optical, or similar) or physics. Candidates must be US citizens and be capable of obtaining a SECRET clearance.
This position will support multiple simultaneous research efforts within the laboratory requiring skills including hands-on experimentation, digital modeling using graphical programming, modeling and simulation of aircraft/missile engagements, and large-scale data manipulation and analysis. Addressing our customers’ challenging mission requirements necessitates research and development of new capabilities as well as making improvements to existing systems. The successful candidate will be required to quickly develop an understanding of legacy efforts and engineer improvements to meet new requirements. Additionally, the engineer will be called upon to develop new and innovative solutions to challenging problems, helping our customers provide solutions for the warfighter. The successful candidate will work as part of an integrated team but should also be proficient at conducting independent research.
Development of infrared guided missile models using graphical programming techniques
Collection and analysis of missile performance data
Execute aircraft/missile engagement simulations and analyze the results
Take analysis requirements and create lower-level projects and tasks
Work well in a small team environment
Work on Wright Patterson Air Force Base in a USAF provided laboratory
Be familiar with Linux, Windows, MS Office tools like PowerPoint and Excel, and math software like MATLAB
Participate in flight tests to assess infrared countermeasure techniques
Brief project results at workshops / conferences
Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering discipline (aeronautical, electrical, optical, or similar) or physics
Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
MATLAB and/or Python programming experience
Strong communication and organization skills
Master’s degree (or higher) in an engineering discipline or physics
Strong statistics education or experience
Prior work experience in the EO/IR/RF domain
Pay Range:Pay Range $53,300.00 - $82,000.00 - $110,700.00
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 45,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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