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Job #: R-00029908
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) is seeking a Mid-Level AI-based Autonomous Systems Engineer for a position in Dayton, OH. The Mid-Level AI-based Autonomous Systems Engineer will work with other engineers in the LInC, the Office of Technology (OoT), and across Leidos to support multi-domain autonomy by contributing to solution patterns, adapting the Leidos autonomy architecture, AI-based autonomous systems programs, and representing Leidos capabilities in such systems to our customers, our internal and external partners, and the community. 

The Mid-Level AI-based Autonomous Systems Engineer will support the execution of the research agenda in Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence that focuses on delivering key capabilities to our customers and markets. He/she will support the development, design, and delivery of scalable solution patterns that enable rapid development of new solutions across programs. He/she will work with a team of Scientists and Engineers who provide direct support in Autonomous Systems and will play a role in supporting these activities across Leidos. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, articulate, and support the development of subsystems that provide AI-based autonomous architecture and capabilities to support a large DoD program.
  • Work alongside other engineers and scientists developing and delivering autonomous solutions in a range of technology areas, from perception and situational understanding to planning and decision-making to behavior and action execution to collaboration and manned-unmanned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in computer science, or engineering degree with minimum 3.0 GPA with minimum of four (4) years of prior relevant experience, or Masters with two (2) years of prior relevant experience.  
  • Some knowledge and understanding of AI (Machine Learning,  Bayesian, fuzzy, Dempster-Shafer, or symbolic reasoning) and related key technical disciplines including:
  • Mobile / edge-based / fractionated / cloud / hybrid containerized deployment architectures
  • CPU/GPU/FPGA-based computation 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to convey about autonomy and AI in a clear, logical fashion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret preferred.  Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a SECRET security clearance.
  • Some familiarity with commercial and Open Source Autonomy / AI / ML / Data Science platforms is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with one and familiarity with some autonomous systems development tools (e.g., CARACaS, Moose/IvP, ROS, SOAR, and ACT-R) and modeling and simulation tools (e.g. AFSIM, Gazebo, AirSim, and Matlab/Simulink).
  • Experience designing, developing and deploying autonomous systems (e.g., swarms, heterogeneous)



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Yes, 10% of the time

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About Leidos

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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