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Job #: R-00004578
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Part time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Engineering Intern to work in San Diego, CA to analyze algorithms, model and simulate performance results, compare approaches, and influence design decisions for future systems.

We need your skills and curiosity in engineering, mathematics and physics to work side-by-side with some of the top research scientists in the nation, investigating challenging problems to advance state-of-the-art algorithms concerning radio-frequency wave propagation and interaction. Our goal for all interns is a future full-time job with Leidos.

Primary Responsibilities:

You will adapt and expand algorithms in RF signal estimation, both from traditional estimation theory and machine learning theory, to contribute to an on-going body of knowledge for eventual incorporation into operational systems. You will adapt simulations to run trials and analyze the results, comparing accuracy of estimation, computational loading, and sensitivities of each algorithm to various parameters, e.g. size of data set, signal to noise ratios, interference of multiple signals, etc.

Required Qualifications:
  • Candidate must be pursuing a Master's Degree or PhD in a related field (Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science, etc.)
  • Must have a US Citizenship and be eligible for a DoD security clearance
  • Extensive mathematical comprehension, including linear algebra
  • Software experience in Matlab and/or C++
  • Ability to research, learn, solve problems with minimal oversight
  • Written and verbal communication skills: ability to write reports and documents using appropriate grammar and clearly communicating key ideas


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Signals processing or estimation theory coursework/experience
  • Experience with a machine learning framework
  • Understanding of RF or acoustic wave theory


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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