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Job #: R-00017550
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)


Job Requisition:

Signal Processing Intern

Job Description:

The qualified Engineer / Scientist Intern will be part of a strong team of scientists and engineers in our San Diego office addressing some of our nation’s most challenging defense problems.  As an Intern, the candidate will help design and implement signal processing algorithms and help analyze unique datasets to identify and characterize signals of interest.

Primary Responsibilities

•Help develop signal processing algorithms.

•Help conduct data analysis.

•Help perform signal detection and characterization.

•Create efficient implementations in software.

•Document results for customers.

•Work collegially within a talented team of peers

Basic Qualifications

•Working toward Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field.  Master’s or Ph.D. preferred.

Intense interest in developing novel algorithms with efficient software implementation, analysis of large datasets, signal detection and characterization, modeling and simulation of radar phenomenology.

•Strong analytical skills in the areas of machine learning, detection and estimation theory, linear algebra and matrix computations, spectral analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm and software design.

•Fluency in MATLAB or similar data analysis package.

•Demonstrated exceptional work ethic.

•Proven track record of innovation, problem solving, and successful technical results.

•Be self-motivated and a team player, ready for a fast-paced environment and high expectations.

•Able to obtain a Secret security clearance, US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

•Additional software experience such as C, C++, shell scripting, Perl, Java, Python, Fortran, MPI, Cuda.

•Experience with public speaking, client interaction, customer presentations, research documentation, task planning and scheduling.

•Electronic sensor prototyping, building, testing, and repair.

•Data acquisition, logging, and analysis.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:




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Intern Technical


Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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 33,000 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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