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Job #: R-00020177
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Optical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)


Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) currently has an opening for a Senior Electro-Optics Engineer to work in our Dayton / Beavercreek, OH office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in collaboration with Government researchers, to design and perform a variety of electro-optical experiments for applied R&D contracts. Activities include laboratory-based and/or field testing and modeling and simulation.

Primary Responsibilities

- Perform requirements definition for testbeds and test equipment for a variety of electro-optical experiments, based on provided test objectives.

- Design, procure parts for, build, align and calibrate custom testbeds and test equipment.

- Design, procure parts for, build and test instrument control and data acquisition hardware.

- Develop and modify data acquisition tools using software such as LabVIEW.

- Develop and modify data reduction and analysis tools using software such as MATLAB.

- The ideal candidate will work independently as well as with a team, learn new skills quickly, demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills, be organized, detail-oriented, careful, flexible, and self-motivated with a can-do attitude.

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelors degree with 8 plus years of experience or Master's with 6 plus years in electro-optics, physics, electrical engineering, systems engineering or equivalent related field.

- Must have a Top Secret Security Clearance and ability to maintain it.

- Experience with the following: operating electro-optical equipment such as, sources, detectors, sensors, lasers, characterization equipment; collecting, analyzing, interpreting data, writing test plans, documenting test results and generating reports; performing computer-based data acquisition and analysis.

- Experience with state-of-the-art lasers, sources, optics, electro-optics, detectors, cameras, calibration equipment and diagnostic equipment is required.

- Must have experience with analytical software such as MATLAB, LabView, Zemax.

- Good computer skills using MS Windows are required, with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

- Must have strong optical/laser laboratory mechanical skills, and also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with MATLAB, LabVIEW, and Zemax. – PhD degree in listed fields.

- Experience is desired in testbed design, build, alignment, and calibration; data acquisition development; and test planning, data collection and test reporting.

- Support multiple contracts as a technical SME in electro-optics.

- Support business development activities related to EO-IR phenomenology

- R&D related to laser development, nonlinear optics and light-matter phenomenology


External Referral Bonus

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Optical 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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