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Job #: R-00036036
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.


Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection & Automation Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully-integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers. Leidos’ SDA Operation, in conjunction with the TSA, also performs on-call, onsite installation servicing of X- Ray Detection Equipment using leading edge technology to ensure the safety of our clients, customer and passengers. The Security Detection and Automation Operation is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers’ missions and needs:

·       Checkpoint*

·       Hold Baggage

·       Ports & Borders

·       General Automation


Interested in working alongside a team that helps keep our nation safe as it pertains to travel?  We have an immediate need for a Sr. Reliability and Quality Engineer in Tewksbury, MA to help optimize our Leidos Security Products, namely the Compact Advanced Personnel Screening Equipment ProVision 2 to start! 

This new leadership role will drive system reliability of Leidos Security Detection & Automation products, which as a result, would reduce significant field issues reported, by our customers and field technicians.  In this technical leadership role, you will guide and have accountability to direct efforts with identifying early life and recurrent failures of our systems in the field to improve system reliability.  Security Detection & Automation division is the leading supplier of security detection systems with a focus on checkpoint, checked baggage, air cargo and ports & borders security screening systems and we need you to help us continue down this path as we innovate solutions in response to the impacts of COVID-19.

Essential Duties:

Identify Field Quality Trends

  • Develop processes to track performance of fielded security screening products
  • In this technical expert role, you will generate, review, analyze data and reports to identify trends and prioritize based on severity, occurrence, safety and/or cost of each failure mode

Establish Reliability Program

  • Develop solutions and tools to monitor field product performance, including failure modes, availability and downtime metrics
  • Leverage our databases to mine field quality data and identify issues as well as determine if current database systems and tools are adequate to identify the top failure modes in the field
  • Design FRACAS process including material movement in support of Failure Analysis globally
  • Establish expected results of performance will include developing and driving improvement plans to reduce warranty costs and improve customer satisfaction

Lead Reliability Projects

  • Perform root cause and reliability analysis, develop recommendations to execute successful countermeasure and test solutions
  • Collaborate with our engineering team to conduct detailed failure analysis and identify root-cause of problems across multiple disciplines (mechanical, electrical, firmware)
  • Lead RCA process development and implementation with Third Party Logistics provider, Contract Manufacturer and Parts Suppliers to reduce quality defects in the field and drive Quality Methodology with key providers
  • Present technical reports of field investigation results to Engineering, Service and Leadership teams (may also require direct customer engagement)

Successful candidate must have:

  • BS engineering degree or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Minimum 7 years relevant work experience in technical project leadership; will consider upcoming stars with less experience and successful progression in career
  • System reliability experience such as Weibull analysis, developing RAM predictions or Failure Analysis
  • Process improvement experience
  • Strong 8D structured problem solving skills with proven track record of implementing effective corrective actions
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and analyze large Quality Datasets and Quality data systems
  • Experience with Quality Processes (FAI, NCM, RCA, RMA, etc)
  • Strong Program Management skills including ability to design and drive multi-phase improvements across the organization
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to influence others
  • Independently manage multiple complex tasks and assignments in a fast-paced environment

Considered a strong plus:

  • Experience in electro-mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of x-ray systems
  • Experience with Supplier Quality Management
  • Experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
  • Six Sigma belt certification or skills


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Testing and Quality Assurance


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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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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.

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