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Job #: R-00043279
Location: Natick, MA
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for and Electrical Engineer to work at the US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, MA.  The Personnel Airdrop Systems (PADS) Team currently has several research and development programs that lead to the advancement of personnel airdrop systems technology and products. The Electrical Engineer will act as project manager for the Parachutist Navigation System (PARANAVSYS), a GPS based electronic navigation system assisting the military parachutist with guidance to a pre-determined target point, coordinating updates and enhancements to both hardware and software with other Government entities and the system developers. Furthermore, they will support other projects to include the development of automatic activation devices for parachutes and digital altimeters.   

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and incorporate updates to PARANAVSYS.
  • Establish a standardized technical data package (TDP) for manufacturing of electronic components
  • Assist with selection of manufacturing base for electronic components and establish inspection and QA criteria
  • Support engineers with inspections and review of test reports and certifications of conformance for electrical components
  • Generate Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) for TDPs and assist the drafting staff in development through to completion
  • As PADS project manager, coordinate with the developers and other Government agencies to ensure all aspects of circuit design and software integration are correct
  • Perform basic testing of electronic components to support evaluation and certification

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering with minimum 5 years of related experience
  • Experience in hardware design and components of electronic devices
  • Experience with software development and managing software development programs
  • Experience with Agile development and Cybersecurity/RMF
  • Hands-on experience with electronic device hardware manufacturing techniques
  • Understands general circuits with working knowledge of circuit board fabrication and integration 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple actions at any given time
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferable the candidate will have and MS in electrical engineering, some electronic circuit development experience, knowledge of electronic technical data packages and requirements, and some experience with communication networks and IP radios.
  • Preferable the candidate will have experience working with Army drawings and Military commodities

External referral eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Electrical 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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