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Job #: R-00020005
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Requisition:


Job Description:

The exciting Intelligence Group is seeking a talented Engineering student (undergraduate or graduate) for an internship as a General Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Mining Engineer) in Reston, VA. The work is performed in a fast-paced, high-energy environment within a government facility. Candidate must bring a creative, yet sound, approach to identifying and solving challenges in engineering and using software tools for modeling and simulation and for building your own tools. The successful candidate collaborates with a government staff and contractor team conducting reverse engineering of above and underground structures.

Clearance will be required to start. We are seeking local undergrad and grad students to nominate for the required clearance. This process will generally take 1-2 years, depending on a number of factors. Local candidates are preferred due to the required in-person polygraph scheduling.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Use exploitation products, intelligence resources and engineering expertise to model physics and engineering problems.
  • Collaborate with a matrixed team of intelligence analysts, imagery analysts, geologists to translate characterization engineering products into 3-D models for decision-making and weaponeering.
  • Work with senior engineer to produce accurate assessments.
  • Brief peers and senior officials regarding capability trends and analysis.
  • Candidate will be entered into the TS/SCI clearance pipeline with opportunity to pursue a polygraph

Required Qualification

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or a similar field.

  • Working knowledge of modeling and simulation software such as AutoCAD and Revit MEP.

  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI with polygraph (US Citizenship required per contract)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Software development skills – python, java, etc.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering




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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