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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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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