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Job #: R-00118386
Location: Sterling, VA
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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The Maritime Systems Division at Leidos is responsible for designing ruggedized communications and networking systems that are installed on US Navy ships. We are looking for a hands-on Electrical Engineer who enjoys designing, building, and testing hardware systems. Supporting all phases of product development, from conceptual design to customer delivery of these products.

You will be part of an experienced team that loves what they do and who are motivated by the technical challenges and variety of work. This team takes pride knowing what they develop is important and ultimately helps keep the US safe. You will be constantly learning new skills and be encouraged and promoted to develop the career you want to achieve. The hallmark of Leidos is empowered employees doing meaningful work.

Join Leidos for a career, not just a job!!!!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop electrical product architectures that leverage COTS products

  • Conduct margin analysis of electrical systems

  • Develop tests plans, conduct tests, and document results

  • Manage small to medium sized engineering projects

  • Provide production work instructions in the form of schematics, drawings, build books and test instructions.

  • Work closely with venders to track product updates, change information or end of life / last time buy.

  • Design products that are not available from COTS, or when COTS provide marginal performance.  Where in-house design is impractical, provide design requirements to offload the design to out-source engineers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US citizen and ability to obtain Security Clearance

  • BS degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience.

    • Industry recognized certifications CompTIA A+, Network+, Security +, Red Hat or Microsoft certifications or electronics trade school instead of BS degree.

  • Proficiency with Electrical Schematic Capture and Layout CAD design tools

  • Familiarity with electronics including relays, transistors, resistors, capacitors and microcontrollers

  • Experience with Linux and Windows Operating Systems and Layer 2 networks

  • Experience designing and building cables to meet power, data and environmental requirements

  • Experience with Military Environmental Qualification Standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer and system design experience for Navy Shipboard applications

  • Experience with PIC Microcontroller programming

  • Experience with electrical test equipment, signal generators, power-supplies, DVM, brightness and sound meters

  • Experience running environmental qualification tests

  • Experience with designing for EMI

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 - $113,975.00

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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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.

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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.

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