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Job #: R-00024921
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: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Today, Electronic Warfare (EW) is a growing enterprise - protecting the warfighter and our national security against ever-adapting threats.  Leidos currently has an opening for a Digital HW Security Engineer to support EW programs in San Diego, CA.

We're seeking an experienced engineer with HW Security background to design and integrate protections into digital electronics currently in the design stages for future systems.

Primary Responsibilities
•    Create attack trees and recommend countermeasures
•    Define system and subsystem requirements related to protection and anti-tamper
•    Establish system Protection Plan and reports
•    Collaborate with national experts to assess and address system/subsystem/component vulnerabilities and residual risks
•    Provide requirements and direction to engineering design staff
•    Communicate concerns and results to internal and external stakeholders

Basic Qualifications
•    Must have an in-scope Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS security clearance
•    Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years’ experience in hardware security engineering or related field
•    Continuous learner with demonstrated ability to learn adapt skills to new subject area
•    Independently motivated; able to define your own tasking to meet long term team goals
•    Able to work collaboratively with a diverse team toward a common goal, in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving program environment
•    Writing skills to clearly and concisely document process, progress, and results 
•    Presentation skills which inspire confidence in the technical material presented
•    Ability and willingness to use and adopt best zpractices and compliance processes

Preferred Qualifications
•    Interest and experience in other aspects of system design, e.g. FPGA programming, system engineering, SoC design or verification, or testing
•    Experience developing and writing a Protection Plan, including an Anti-Tamper Plan, in accordance with Defense Acquisition Directives

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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