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Job #: R-00024292
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Spatial and Visualization Engineer  to work in Ft. Meade, MD on the RECON project, in support of the NGA's Research Directorate. This is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in an R&D environment and support critical warfighter missions. Your primary task will be to work side-by-side with a key client to investigate computational electromagnetic (CEM) methods and techniques for accurately predicting key performance parameters for RF systems in complex environments. You will conduct literature reviews, analysis studies, validation studies, and product comparisons, and help define the technical path forward for the near- and long-term implementation of our client's CEM capability.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors with 8+ years directly relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years
  • Active TS/SCI with Poly

Desired experience:

  • Experience with several of the following algorithms and methods:  GTD/UTD, shooting and bouncing ray, FDTD, PO, MoM, GO, FEM, PWE, XFdtd, Wireless Insite, Stingray, and SolidWorks and empirical propagation models.
  • Knowledge of the state of the art in computational electromagnetic modeling.
  • Experience with importing and refining geometry, including terrain and buildings, for CEM applications
  • Ability accurately simulate RF performance in complex scenarios and quantify the error
  • Understanding of input and output formats and transformation thereof

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

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Research 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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