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Job #: R-00023587
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is at the center of several new EO/IR space payload opportunities requiring immediate staffing.  These cutting edge programs may serve as the future platforms for Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and other surveillance technologies for the DoD and other agencies.  Opportunities exist to work across these programs to further enrich your experience.

We are currently searching for a Lead Mechanical, Electro-mechanical and Optical-mechanical designer for aerospace payloads for missile detection, weather satellites and space situational awareness systems.

Duties will include designing and developing optical sensor payloads on DOD/NASA satellites, starting from concept to finish payloads through manufacturing, assembling, testing and integration. Supervise designers, drafters using CAD software such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks for all ASME Y14.5 & ASME Y14.100 documentation requirement.  Implemented Enterprise PDM for document control and AS9100 quality standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interface with optical, mechanical and electrical engineering staff to develop mechanical designs using CAD software
  • Participate in analysis of designs 
  • Supervise and manage interfaces with subcontractors

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a BS degree and at least 8 plus years of experience.  Experience can be used in lieu of a degree.  Experience in the manufacturing, assembly and testing of engineering and flight level payload prototypes is required.
  • Must be able to obtain DoD Secret level clearance

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with Leidos heritage programs, engineering processes and specific designs.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Aerospace 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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