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Job #: R-00021488
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a senior electrical engineer to support a challenging new opportunity.  This scientist will oversee all aspects of the electrical engineering effort, which includes collaborating with a small team of scientists and engineers, engaging with key stakeholders, and communicating findings. The candidate must have an extensive background in RF system designs to include analog and digital collection components and Test and Evaluation (T&E) processes.  

Primary Responsibilities

    --Analyze, simulate, design, layout and test electronics boards for digital and analog circuitry in systems requiring custom signal processing, amplification, power management and conversion.
    --Evaluate, select, specify, design, modify, test, and/or integrate sensors, cables, connectors, power subsystems (including batteries).
    --Generate and maintain engineering drawings in support of manufacturing, review and create engineering change orders (ECOs), as required per ISO9001:2008 policies.
    --Develop project test plans and test procedures, provide test planning support, and assist in the execution of both lab testing and at-sea testing.
    --Conduct experimental tests on equipment, evaluate results, and develop specifications for deliverable systems.
    --Some travel and work at remote sites for limited time periods may be required.

Basic Qualifications

    --Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or similar field with a minimum of 8 years of related experience in electrical/electronic hardware design, integration and system level test and commensurate with primary responsibilities.
    --Must have a Top Secret Security Clearance.
    --Strong familiarity with Altium Designer or similar circuit design tools.
    --Experience in Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) design including: analog, digital, mixed signal, or Radio Frequency (RF) designs.
    --Working knowledge of MATLAB, VISIO, and LTSpice software packages.
    --Experienced in operation of electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, multi-meters, power supplies, function generators, insulation resistance testers, etc.
    --Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work without close supervision
    Competent in use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Project

Preferred Qualifications

--Experience with government furnished front end receivers and antenna designs  

-- Experience with prototype development, specifically in software/hardware designs using Analog to Digital Converters and spectrum analyzers

--Experience with Software Defined Radio (SDR) frameworks and products is a plus

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Electrical 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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