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Job #: R-00027378-OTHLOC-PL-2D0103
Location: Arlington, VA
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. The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Communication System Engineer to support EW programs in either our Arlington,VA office or Chantilly, VA office. 

Under general supervision, this individual will work on project teams that conceive, analyze, design, implement, test, and deploy software-based solutions for modern communications systems. Implementation includes algorithm development, hardware control, system optimization and deployment strategies. This position requires a high degree of autonomy and involves direct interaction with end users and customers.

•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other equivalent field of discipline and 8+ years of experience
•    Demonstrated capability in scientific programming with C, C++, Python, MATLAB
•    Strong background in DSP technologies and/or in communications theory
•    Knowledge of DSP concepts including multi-rate filtering, FFT/IFFT, signal conditioning
•    Knowledge of communications concepts including MIMO, OFDM, QPSK, spread spectrum, interleaving, error correction codes, signal detection, synchronization
•    Practical hands-on experience implementing custom communication waveforms into COTS Software Defined Radio (SDR)
•    SECRET level clearance

•    Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field of discipline
•    10+ years of experience in practical system development, deployment and leading others
•    VHDL or FPGA experience
•    Strong RF system design experience for wireless communications

Applicable Background:
•    Satellite communications
•    Cellular communications systems
•    Modern modulation schemes
•    Wireless Communications 
•    Wireless Networking
•    DSP Algorithm Development
•    Electronic Warfare
•    Radar Systems
•    SIGINT Systems
•    Interference canceling
•    Equalization
•    Modulation/Demodulation
•    Resampling


Electronic Warfare

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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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