Join our talent network

Job #: R-00027697
Location: Natick, MA
Category: Consult Emp
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a Sr. Engineer/Subject Matter Expert to perform the following:

  • Experience and expertise with the XP-13 Parachute System to include but not limited to testing and report generation.

  • Review Technical Data Packages (TDPs’) and specifications related to both T-11 and T-11R.

  • Provide a cost effective, material management method, improving initial inflation of T-11, to reduce altitude loss, during deployment which improves canopy opening times.

  • To be involved in research projects related to aerodynamic deceleration

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems with root cause analysis and corrective action development related to fielded helicopter sling load equipment, and personnel and cargo parachute systems. Provide technical reviews of drawing packages, specifications, and technical/field manuals

  • Provide technical expertise, with experience in aerial delivery rigging, to support engineering assessment with responsibilities to include engineering assessments of aerial delivery items, inspection of first article test samples, testing of airdrop hardware, and developing airdrop and helicopter sling load rigging procedures.


  • Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 10 years direct experience in the Airdrop industry.

  • FAA Master Parachute Rigger

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience with research projects related to aerodynamic deceleration.

  • Experience in the Airdrop industry to include, helicopter sling load equipment, personnel and cargo parachute systems

  • Experience with drawing packages, specifications, and technical/field manuals.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Consult Emp


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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community