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Job #: R-00023500
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions Operation (CSS), in the Leidos Intelligence Group, has an opportunity for a 5G Research and Development Engineer in Columbia, MD.  The selected candidate will support research and development relating to 5G technologies, networks, and implementations, and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC).  This position involves leading systems engineering activities that support building and delivering new and innovative systems to implement analytics, exploitation, production and dissemination of 5G networks and MEC.  The research and development will support Leidos programs and new business areas in the Defense, Intelligence, and Civil markets.  

Primary Responsibilities

The selected candidate will work on Leidos and customer-sponsored research and development projects in the 5G and MEC areas.  Responsibilities include: 

•    Planning and executing research and development projects relating to 5G and MEC, coordinating across Leidos organizations to understand customer needs and use cases
•    Developing techniques and deployments to capture 5G traffic from CONUS and OCONUS locations, leveraging Leidos’ international presence
•    Researching and integrating CONUS and OCONUS OEM handsets and devices into 5G R&D efforts
•    Developing applications to capture telemetry of 5G networks
•    Developing applications to understand MEC implementations and edge computing approaches in a 5G network
•    Engaging with Commercial vendors and labs to understand and validate HW, SW, and network configurations planned for use in 5G environments

Additionally, the candidate will work with a team of researchers and developers to document and demonstrate Leidos’ R&D capabilities and output to teammates and customers in support of Leidos programs and business development activities.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field with 8 years of relevant experience OR Master's degree and 6+ years of experience.
•    Advanced understanding of mobile network technologies and modern mobile telephony systems
•    Experience with various aspects of modern networks including RAN, Edge Computing, and Core network architecture and behavior
•    Experience with or some combination of the following:
o    Containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
o    Scripting languages (e.g. bash, python)
o    Full stack development
o    Network design & troubleshooting
o    Source code management tools & artifact management (e.g. git / BitBucket/ TFS)
o    Team collaboration tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence)
•    Experience with AWS

**All candidates must be willing to pursue a US Government security clearance (TS/SCI with Poly).  The requires US Citizenship to obtain. A security clearance is not required at the time of hire, however, the application process will begin after hire.

It is highly desired that the selected candidate has:

•    Experience with Software Define Radio (SDR) technologies such as gnuradio, USRP, or LimeSDR
•    Experience and interest in fundamental networking implementations and concepts, including basic LAN and WAN networking skills
•    Understanding of protocol analysis tools and techniques
•    Experience with OpenStack
•    The ability to work independently to deliver results
•    A Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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