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Job #: R-00011790
Location: Shalimar, FL
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division has an opening for a Mechatronics Engineer.

Leidos is looking for early career level engineers with a Mechatronics background to support our growing work in the Eglin office. This is a technical engineering position to develop a 4-DOF robot arm which mimics an advanced missile system, and further support the design of high speed missile systems. This is an opportunity to design, assemble, write control software, demonstrate performance, and perform Hardware In the Loop (HWIL) test and evaluation. Work directly with the organizations developing the most advanced weapons systems in the world in the high profile area of hypersonic and advanced weapons systems.

Primary Responsibilities

Apply CAD and mechanical engineering skills to design a system from the ground up. Perform assembly and checkout and use Labview to demonstrate functionality of robot arm. Incorporate open and closed loop control algorithms developed by the team to test their functionality. Test full up system against actual pilots to see how well system performs. Use your engineering knowledge to improve the design of these new weapons systems as they are being matured.

Basic Qualifications

Recent and relevant experience with one of the following disciplines is required:
  • Mechatronics - the design and operation of servo motor driven articulated systems
  • Robotics - the operation of robotic systems including the development of control algorithms
  • Labview - strong skills in developing object oriented code in the Labview environment to control systems and to acquire data
  • HWIL testing - prior experience in proving out control software using HWIL testing

BS degree and 2 - 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.

Must be a US Citizen and have a SECRET Clearance.

Must relocate to Destin-Fort Walton Beach area.

Travel to Wright Patterson AFB approximately 15%.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have recent and relevant skills with some of the following software tools.
  • Solidworks or similar
  • Labview
  • 6-DOF and other

Experience with HWIL testing, working in a laboratory environment, and on missile seekers is desired.


Electronic Warfare

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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

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