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Job #: R-00020828
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Data Scientist
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:

Leidos is seeking experienced engineers to join our Cognitive Electronic Warfare (COGEW) business area, where a smart, diverse, and experienced team is creating innovative, next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities within the Leidos Innovation Center (LInC). You will develop state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, models, and software in the RF domain (e.g., communications, radar, electronic warfare, spectrum sensing, and signals intelligence) for simulation environments and real-time systems. You will also contribute to technology developments in signal processing, optimization, detection & estimation, deep learning, and adaptive decision and control. You should have experience in one, or more, of the following: applied machine learning, radar/signal processing, military or intelligence systems/software engineering, models & simulation. 

•    Designs and develops methods, algorithms, models, code, and systems-of-systems implementing AI technologies and analytical functions employing machine-learning libraries and approaches.
•    Works within/leads multi-disciplined Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) teams.
•    Participates in lab and field tests.
•    Engages in multiple projects.
•    Supports business capture activities and proposal development.

Basic Qualifications:
•    Active US Secret clearance / SAP
•    Experience using mathematical modeling tools and languages; such as MATLAB, Python, etc.
•    Experience in being part of a multi-disciplinary project team in research or development.
•    Good communication/presentation skills.
•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, Computer Science / Machine Learning, or similar field, and 4-8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Active US TS/SCI clearance
•    Experience in radar signal processing.
•    Expertise in tools such as MATLAB, Linux, Mathematica, Python, Simulink - and languages such as C/C++, Java etc.
•    Working knowledge of digital filtering, detection and estimation theory, linear algebra and stochastic processes.
•    Familiarity with deep learning libraries, e.g., TensorFlow, Spark, Theano, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, Keras, Caffe, Nvidia Digits; and collaboration environments, e.g. Jupyter notebooks, PyCharm.
•    Prior experience with CNNs, RCNNs, LSTMs, GANs, Autoencoders, Reinforcement Learning, etc.
•    Master’s / Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, Computer Science / Machine Learning or similar field, and 2-6 years of relevant experience.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Data Scientist


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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