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Job #: R-00030422
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Systems 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:

Unleash your talents at Leidos! Grow and advance rapidly in your career by letting Leidos challenge you with world toughest technical problems. 

Our Leidos Innovation Center at Beavercreek OH (Dayton) is seeking you, our latest Sensor Systems R&D (Research and Development) Engineer to join our growing team performing applied research and development of electro-optical and/or radio frequency (RF) sensors and/or electronic warfare systems for the US Air Force.  You will develop and integrate modeling and simulation (M&S) systems to analyze various sensor system concepts for future combat aircraft. Sounds fun right!!

Fun stuff you will be doing on the job:
• Develope and maintain physics-based digital models of sensor systems
• Integrate sensor models into simulation systems and performing sensor phenomenology tests
• Support the installation of simulations in various installations, including remote locations
• Integrate software models with hardware devices for hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulations
• Interface with members of a high performance technical team including software engineers, computer scientists, and EO and RF engineers
• Adapt and convert engineering level models written and developed in MATLAB, SIMULINK, Python, C++, and other high level languages for implementation in engagement and mission level models sensor and electronic warfare models (1-v-1, few-v-few, and many-v-many)
• Learn and understand the underlying physics of various sensor types as necessary

To be successful in this role you will need these skills:
• BS in Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science and 8+ years of experience 
• Experience with sensor systems or modeling of sensor systems (Radar, RF, and/or IR sensor systems)
• Experience with MATLAB and/or Python
• Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
• MS in Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science
• Experience with aerospace simulations
• Experience with Simulink
• Experience with RF and/or Optical Sensor Systems
• Experience integrating avionics in a hardware-in-the-loop environment
• Experience in signal processing, control theory, guidance and navigation, image processing, sensor or scenario modeling using MATLB/Simulink and C++.
• Experience developing and/or using EO/IR and/or RF phenomenology physics and engineering-based sensor modeling scripts and software (e.g. MODTRAN, Xpatch, COMSOL, etc.)
• Experience programming in C or C++
• Experience with Linux
• Experience developing and/or using Intelligence Centers or DoD engagement or mission level modeling, simulation, and analysis software (e.g. AFSIM, Suppressor, Brawler, Amber, ESAMS, MOSAIC, etc.)

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering

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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