To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network
Skip to main content

Job #: R-00111652-OTHLOC-0026
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Simulation Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Leidos has an excellent opportunity for a Lighting Engineer to join the Human Factors and System Management team, which supports the Habitability and Human Factors Branch by providing research, analysis, evaluation and usability testing of crew interfaces for work areas and equipment.

**This position is located on-site at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This is not a remote position.**

This position will support JSC Lighting Lab capabilities, which include: human modeling, habitability, computer animation, lighting and viewing analyses, operations analyses for activities inside and outside the spacecraft, design concept visualizations, and research and development activities.  The Lighting Engineer will investigate and evaluate proposed lighting systems for use on space vehicles to enhance the crews' direct and indirect viewing. This effort entails the investigation, measurement, and analysis of: artificial lighting systems (docking lights, portable lights, navigation lights), reflective characteristics of various materials, effects of solar lighting, transmission characteristics of transparent materials used for visors / displays / windows, and camera performance over the operational illumination range.

US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required, and must have the ability to successfully obtain a Pubic Trust Security Clearance

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform interior and exterior lighting analyses using CAD and lighting simulation software to ensure industry and NASA Human System Standards are achieved
  • Review lighting requirements and apply knowledge of safe, task-appropriate lighting design
  • Assist in verification process to determine whether vendors have met identified lighting requirements
  • Contribute to lighting designs for Government reference vehicles and test / training facilities
  • Serve as a Lighting Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the human exploration development programs
  • Remain current on the newest lighting, lighting control systems, and modeling technologies available for use in spacecraft architectures
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish shared goals

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (electrical engineering, light engineering, aerospace engineering, or closely-related discipline)
  • 6+ years of experience in a lighting-related field
  • In-depth understanding of orbital mechanics
  • Experience with project management and design requirements
  • Proficiency in CAD-based software
  • Strong communication skills, including technical reporting
  • Detail-oriented, collaborator, and multi-tasker
  • MS Outlook Word Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Virtual Reality (VR) programming strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with NASA is a plus


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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

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.

This job posting is no longer active.

Related Opportunities

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community