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Job #: R-00104668
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Control Systems Engineer I in the Engineering and Technical

Support Services Department (ETSS), Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, OH.  (NAMRU-D)

This position promotes human research on the performance, resilience, and wellness of service members to optimize warfighting effectiveness in the most trying environments.

Primary Tasks

  • Take responsibility for developing models, performing

    analysis and producing algorithms for the control and path estimation of the NAMRU-D Disorientation Research Device, known as the KRAKEN

  • Define, simulate, and validate solutions which enhance system

    requirements for dynamic vehicle control system implementations.

  • Influence mechanical, electrical designs, and software implementation

  • Play a role in defining processes and methods to improve existing control system designs

  • Work as part of a diverse team of professionals assisting with component development and subsystem and vehicle integration

  • Develop advanced control algorithms for vehicle systems including control of 3-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) electric motors, positional servos motors while leveraging a suite of dynamic sensors for feedback.

  • Perform simulation and analysis of electric systems to optimize performance by ensuring control loop stability

  • Conduct algorithm tuning and calibration by testing using a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) dynamometer and in relevant environments

  • Assist in characterization efforts to meet system

    requirements and enhance system efficiency

  • Simulate, design, validate and test various control implementations

  • Convey control systems concepts both verbally and visually.

  • Develop project test plans and test procedures, provide test planning functions, and assist in the execution of testing

  • Promote development of new and existing system design standards to meet specific current and future requirements

  • Support multiple programs maintaining both project schedules and milestones

  • Apply control systems engineering theories, concepts, and techniques to achieve research protocols in coordination with researchers, principal investigators, and engineering staff.

  • Apply control systems engineering theories, concepts, and techniques to promote the operation of research devices, simulating environmental conditions of interest (e.g., dynamic acceleration exposures) in coordination with researchers, principal investigators, and engineering staff

  • Apply control systems engineering theories, concepts, and techniques to the study of data sets to promote research data analysis

  • Research, design, and implement custom motion control algorithms for motion control research and technology development

  • Design/Develop control strategies and Command Control System computations, including real-time Command Control systems and hardware/software modifications to Command Control Systems

  • Further research through control algorithm adaption, tuning and predictive modeling

  • Program motion sensors and instrumentation for feedback to motion control algorithms

  • Develop experimental control solutions and manage experimental integration into acceleration research device systems.

  • Provide work estimates for development of motion control and experiment integration effort to program managers and investigators

  • Serve as operational support staff for complex acceleration research devices and systems.  Qualify to hold position to operate or manage research functions

  • Contribute to scientific process as associate investigator, co-investigator and co-author for presentation and publication of results from completed research studies

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BA plus 3-8 years of relevant experience or MA/MS w/ 1-6 years of applicable experience

  • Proficiency in multiple programming systems including MATLAB, LabVIEW, Arduino IDE, Python, MS Office, and C++ creation and editing

  • Experience in embedded hardware and sensors (resolver, thermistor, current sensor...)

  • Experience with sensor calibrations and tuning for motor drives.

  • Experience in dynamometers, motor test equipment and motor and inverter test procedures

  • Familiarity with Git based code repositories and Git workflow.

  • Demonstrated comprehension of the first principles to guide electro-mechanical system modeling

  • Experience with state estimation methodologies using classical observers, Kalman Filter, etc.

  • Experience with motor control and firmware development

  • Experience in designing controllers using Model Predictive Control, Optimal Control and Adaptive Control Theory

  • Demonstrated influence in selection of sensors, actuators, and electro-mechanical design 

  • Demonstrated experience implementing controls in production systems

  • Experience with ROS systems and packages

  • Experience in dynamic systems and control theory

  • Experience motion control algorithms including Classical Washout, Adaptive Washout, and Optimal Control Methods

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance. Current clearance not required at start, but will be processed after

  • US Citizenship required due to clearance requirement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a military or medical research environment is highly desired

  • Human acceleration research experience highly desired

  • Post-graduate internship, fellowship or doctoral candidate studies in electro-mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or control systems engineering OEM operator training for acceleration research devices (ETC or Moog)

  • Development of test software and scripts on Linux/Windows environments

  • Demonstrated experience with Altium Designer or similar circuit design tools

  • Comfortable working around low voltage and high voltage systems

  • Working knowledge of MATLAB, VISIO, and LTSpice software packages

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.

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 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

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