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Job #: TR-653952
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Optical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Advanced Solutions

Job Description:

Looking for work-life balance? Leidos offers generous leave and accommodating flex-time to help you juggle your personal and professional life. In our Dayton, Oh office we are looking for a Senior Electro-Optics Test Engineer to design and perform a variety of electro-optical experiments for an applied R&D contract. You will get to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team, in collaboration with Government researchers doing fun experiments primarily in a laboratory with some field testing. Yes we get to go outside and have some fun!

If you like doing these tasks you will love this job:
- Perform requirements definition for testbeds and test equipment for a variety of electro-optical experiments, based on provided test objectives.
- Design, procure parts for, build, align and calibrate custom testbeds and test equipment.
- Design, procure parts for, build and test instrument control and data acquisition hardware.
- Modify and develop data acquisition tools using software such as LabVIEW.
- Modify and develop data reduction and analysis tools using software such as MATLAB.
- The ideal candidate will work independently as well as with a team, learn new skills quickly, demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills, be organized, detail-oriented, careful, flexible, and self-motivated with a can-do attitude.

To be successful in this role you will need these skills:
- Bachelor's degree in electro-optics, physics, electrical engineering, systems engineering or equivalent related field with at least 8 years of experience.
- Must have an active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
- Experience with the following: operating electro-optical equipment such as, sources, detectors, sensors, lasers, characterization equipment; collecting, analyzing, interpreting data, writing test plans, documenting test results and generating reports; performing computer-based data acquisition and analysis.
- Experience with lasers, sources, optics, electro-optics, detectors, cameras, calibration equipment and diagnostic equipment is required.
- Must have experience with analytical software such as MATLAB, Mathcad, or Mathematica.
- Good computer skills using MS Windows are required, with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
- Must have strong mechanical skills, and also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

If you have these preferred skills you will certainly wow us even more!
- Experience with MATLAB and LabVIEW.

- Master's degree in listed fields.
- Experience is desired in testbed design, build, alignment, and calibration; data acquisition development; and test planning, data collection and test reporting.

* If this job isn't a true fit for you but you know someone who is interested, please feel free to refer!


External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:
Top Secret

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Requisition Category:

Job Family:
Optical Engineering


Advanced Solutions
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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