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Job #: R-00008003
Location: Gunpowder, MD
Category: Systems Integration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Leidos Airborne Integration & Ground Processing Systems operation of the Advanced Solutions Group currently has a career opening for a Sensor Systems Engineer for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Enhanced (ARL-E) program located in APG, MD. 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 role of the Sensor Systems Engineer is to participate in engineering activities at any point in the system development life cycle including: systems analysis/requirements definition, design, development, integration, testing, fielding, and sustainment/maintenance.

The ARL-E team is geographically separated with primary duty locations of Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD. A minimum of 50% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges. The Sensor Systems Engineer will report to the Mission Integration Lead Engineer located in Aberdeen, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

The Sensor Systems Engineer is responsible for providing technical expertise to a critical ISR project. The Sensor Systems Engineer will support multiple sensor payloads to include IMINT, Hyperspectral, and RADAR; providing overall support for the ARL-E program. This position will also provide consulting and integration support for onsite Field Service Representatives.

Day to day activities include but are not limited to:
  • Install, configure, integrate, troubleshoot and manage sensor payload and associated equipment.
  • Assist Lead Integration Engineer with tracking system requirements, development efforts and assist with continued engineering of system upgrades/ improvements.
  • Report directly to the Lead Integration Engineer; interact with operators, users, and the government customer.
  • Maintain systems and develop preventive maintenance schedules and conduct periodic preventive maintenance.
  • Additional duties as needed may include; maintaining and servicing sensor equipment, routers, switches, cabling, and hardware.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of four (4) years of related experience; additional years of experience or military training may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience working with the following: Hyperspectral Sensors, RADAR Systems and L3 WESCAM
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance


Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of AISR systems
  • Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) experience
  • Orion-E, CLAW, MOVINT Software experience
  • Experience in formal technical documentation writing
  • Experience with integrating hardware into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms
  • Configuration Management experience
  • Class II flight physical (FAA or military equivalent)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


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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