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Job #: R-00123504-OTHLOC-PL-2D0871
Location: Falls Church, VA
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Leidos is seeking an R&D Engineering Technician to join our team! The Engineering Technician will be a key part of the Leidos team supporting Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) research through our work at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), located at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA.

Learn more about STOL here

The successful candidate will be part of a larger research group that advances connected and automated vehicle technologies for the FHWA via developing, testing, and demonstrating new capabilities associated with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.  

The R&D Engineering Technician will research, inventory, procure, and maintain systems and components in support of research on connected and automated vehicles and advanced infrastructure in a matrix environment. They receive assignments that include but are not limited to performing engineering tasks at the systems level on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software required for traffic signals control, traffic management systems, and surface-vehicle guidance systems.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Receive supplies and equipment according to lab asset management policy.
  • Respond to staff requests for equipment or troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate test resource/material allocation.
  • Manage infrastructure maintenance and configuration.
  • Coordinate and orchestrate safety training and supporting documentation.
  • Receive, coordinate, and plan lab tours and demonstrations.
  • Design, fabricate, and install solutions that meet projects’ needs with varying complexity.
  • Interface with Project Managers, Government clients, external partners, and suppliers.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical, network, or related engineering field with 2+ years of prior relevant experience
  • Office network (WiFi, Routers, Access Points etc) and infrastructure installation, configuration, troubleshooting
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance (which includes three years of immediate residency in the US). 
  • Must have valid US Driver's License.
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Apply and offer constructive feedback
  • Adequately balance multiple ongoing tasks
  • Willing to continue professional and personal development
  • Interest in hands-on work with hardware and software. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in helpdesk services or technical support.
  • Knowledge of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the transportation industry.
  • 1-2 years Geospatial positioning (e.g., GPS) and position correction (e.g., RTCM)
  • 1-2 years Vehicle or transportation standards (e.g., SAE J2735, NTCIP 1202, etc.)
  • 2-3 years traffic signal controller operations and configuration
  • 2-3 years Vehicle power and/or communication systems
  • 2-3 years Wireless networking hardware and configuration

Salary range for this position: $80,000 - $90,000 - $100,000

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

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

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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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