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Job #: R-00027397
Location: Tequesta, FL
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% 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:

The Leidos Innovations Center has an opening for an engineer to help develop embedded software, FPGA firmware, and ground station software for the next generation of Overhead Persistent Infra-Red (OPIR) payloads.

Primary Responsibilities
Develop, test, and integrate software and firmware running on space qualified CPUs and/or FPGAs that implement the payload command and control as well as image processing algorithms for the detection and tracking of targets.

Basic Qualifications
Engineering degree preferably in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, or computer science.  Experience with C, C++, Java, Windows, Linux, and embedded RTOS’ such as Green Hills Integrity, VxWorks, FreeRTOS, etc.
Experience with VHDL firmware development using Vivado and FPGA simulation tools such as RivieraPro,  ModelSim, or similar toolsets.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DOD security clearance.
Must be available for 10-20% travel.

Must have a Bachelors Degree and less than 2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
An active Secret or higher level security clearance.
4-6 years relevant experience
A master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, or computer science.
Experience with hard, real-time systems, especially closed loop systems and tracking algorithms.


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Yes, 25% of the time

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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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