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Job #: R-00038294
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Optical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) is seeking, an EOIR Test Engineer to join our growing, high-performance team executing applied research and development in electro-optical (EO) technology. You will primarily work on-site at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH where you will develop, use, and analyze data from EO systems and instrumentation to support program objectives of critical importance to the US Air Force.

Primary Responsibilities

• Design, procure parts for, build, align and calibrate testbeds, instrument control and data acquisition hardware.

• Modify and develop data acquisition, data reduction and analysis tools using software including LabVIEW MATLAB.

• Learn and understand the underlying physics of various sensor systems.

• Collect and analyze data from laboratory, field and flight tests.

• Interpret signals from complex systems, and identify and troubleshoot problems.

• Apply signal and image processing techniques to extract desired information.

• Collaborate with a diverse technical team and customer stakeholders to determine test requirements and assess technical approaches vs. test capability.

• Develop test plans and document results in test report.

Basic Qualifications

To be successful in this role you will need the following skills:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electro-Optics, Physics, Applied Math, Computer Science, or similar field, and more than 2+ years of relevant experience; or a master’s degree with less than 2 years of relevant experience.

• U.S. Citizenship is required.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS Clearance.

• Experience with the following: operating electro-optical equipment such as detectors, sensors, lasers, characterization equipment; collecting, analyzing, interpreting data; writing test plans, documenting test results and generating reports; performing computer-based data acquisition and analysis.

• Use commercial equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum and logic analyzers, and arbitrary waveform generators to test sensor systems.

• Must have experience with MATLAB.

• Experience with LabVIEW.

• Application of the scientific method to complex systems, including the ability to define and execute tests, reduce data, and perform statistical analysis.

• Strong written and verbal communications skills.

• Leadership, presentation, and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Active DoD Secret or higher clearance.

• Experience with Infrared systems.

• Experience with other programming languages such as Python, C++, and/or Java.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Optical 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 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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