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Job #: R-00000440
Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Leidos Airborne Integration & Ground Processing Systems operation of the Advanced Solutions Group currently has a career opportunity for a Ground & Flight Test Engineer for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low Enhanced (ARL-E).

ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet. The ARL-E team is geo-graphically separated with primary duty locations of Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD. A minimum of 25% travel may be required to support training and test events at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges. The Ground & Flight Test Engineer will report to the Test and Evaluation Lead Engineer located in Aberdeen, MD. The position is located in Aberdeen, MD. An active Top Secret clearance is required upon hire, with the ability to obtain a TS SCI.


Primary responsibilities of the Ground & Flight Test Engineer is to perform day-to-day execution of the Test and Evaluation Program for an Airborne ISR (AISR) system. The Engineer will work with a multi-company team to develop, document, and execute a Test and Evaluation Program within this AISR program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Participate in test planning meetings

Create and execute test procedures to meet system performance requirements and document test results

Basic Qualification:

To be considered for this position, a candidate must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain SCI.
  • Bachelors degree in a related technical discipline and 6 to 8 years of experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Civilian and/or military experience with AISR programs.
  • Knowledge of formal Test and Evaluation plans, procedures, and the verification & validation (V&V) process to meet government requirements.
  • Possess strong problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).
  • Should be able to pass a Class II flight physical and altitude chamber.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in formal testing and documentation to include Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), Limited User Test (LUT), and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
  • Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms
  • Understanding of Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) architecture
  • Electro Optical, Infrared (EO/IR) sensor experience
  • Full Motion Video (FMV) experience
  • Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) sensor experience
  • Communications Intelligence (COMINT) sensor experience
  • MX Series sensors (MX-15, MX-20)
  • PRCEligible for the Referral Bonus Program


Referral Bonus Eligible


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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