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Job #: R-00012555
Location: Bowie, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Maritime Division of Leidos has a current opening for a Research Naval Architect to support multiple autonomous unmanned maritime platform programs. Specifically, Leidos is currently finalizing the design and overseeing the manufacturing of the second autonomous, unmanned trimaran known as Sea Hunter 2. The work is based out of the Bowie, MD office, with expected travel to Gulfport, MS to support the construction of the Sea Hunter 2. The basis of the overall program is to utilize the design features of the first hull, adapt the design based on agreed-to changes and lessons learned, and produce a second hull that meets the cost and schedule requirements. In addition to the design work, the individual will provide on-site support at the manufacturing location in Gulfport, MS. Onsite support includes interpreting structural, mechanical and electrical drawings, working with the planners and on-site engineers to clarify details, address questions and reach back to the Leidos engineers as required.

The team is also overseeing the testing of Sea Hunter 1 in San Diego, CA. The testing program includes developing the structural, mechanical and electrical interface designs for the multiple mission packages to be tested on-board Sea Hunter 1. The effort includes developing interface design control documents and overall design drawing packages that support the alternate missions that are currently planned. The integration of alternate mission packages will take place in San Diego, CA and travel to support the program is required.

Primary Responsibilities

The Research Naval Architect will be apply first principal analysis, knowledge about ABS HSNC rules, in-house computational tools and other industry standard tools to support the design and development of the 3D models and production drawings. In addition, the individual will be required to provide on-site support for both Sea Hunter vessels in Mississippi and California.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 0-2 years experience working in the maritime industry with the typical tools such as GHS, Rhino, AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
  • Programming skills in C, C++, Python, and Fortran.
  • Experience with Matlab, Excel, Project, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance


Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Secret Security Clearance is highly preferred
  • Working knowledge of ABS HSNC and NAVSEA Standards applicable to vessel design and manufacturing


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 www.Leidos.com .

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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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