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Job #: R-00018674
Location: Gunpowder, MD
Category: Field Operations
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: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Requisition:

Field Service Engineer, Sr.

Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”.

The Defense Group at Leidos has a dynamic job opportunity for a Field Service Engineer, Sr. located in Aberdeen, MD. In this role you will support the Airborne Reconnaissance Low – Enhanced (ARL-E) program; 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.

As the Field Service Engineer, Sr., you will perform integration and maintenance of the Airborne ISR (AISR) system. As a part of a multi-company team, you will integrate Mission Equipment Payloads into aircraft, perform system checkout and support the Test & Evaluation team throughout the Contractor Testing and system fielding. The ARL-E team is geographically separated with primary duty locations of Aberdeen, MD and Manassas, VA. In this role, you will report to the Integration Lead Engineer located in Aberdeen, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

The position is responsible for assisting leadership with the technical oversight, and day-to-day design, development, integration, and testing of a hardware and software system architecture to support the AISR system. The Field Service Engineer will integrate airborne avionics and data links, manage integration processes, and have the ability to identify innovative solutions to extremely complex, multi-faceted technical problems.

Day to day activities include, but not limited too:

-Integration of government and contractor primary mission equipment

-Testing equipment and creating/updating documentation associated with integration activities

-Termination of system cables

-Performance of subsystem Integration Assembly Test and Checkout

-Troubleshooting to isolate system faults and perform repairs

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

-Active Top Secret/SCI clearance required

-Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline and 8+ years of related experience or a Master's with 6+ years of related work experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

-Civilian and/or military experience with AISR programs

-Possess strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.

-Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook)

-50% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges.


Preferred Qualifications

-Knowledge of aircraft integration and operations

-Experience in formal testing and documentation to include Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), -Limited User Test (LUT), and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)

-Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms

-Understanding of Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) architecture

-Electro Optical, Infrared (EO/IR) sensor experience

-Full Motion Video (FMV) experience

-Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) sensor experience

-Communications Intelligence (COMINT) sensor experience

-MX Series sensors (MX-15, MX-20)








-Be able to pass a Class II flight physical and altitude chamber


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Field Operations




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

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