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Job #: R-00056708
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Category: Engineering Technologist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The SDA Operation at Leidos is seeking a Data Collection/Labeling Technician in Tewksbury, MA, to help create data sets for the development of advanced machine learning algorithms. The Data Collection/Labeling Technician uses a custom drawing tool to indicate the location and size of objects of interest in our Image datasets. Data labeling responsibilities will be completed for 3-D x-ray scans of baggage and body scanner images to indicate the locations of explosives and other prohibited items. This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming Data Scientist to get their foot in the door of an engineering program that offers growth potential and professional development.

Duties and responsibilities may change from time to time without notice, and include but are not limited to:

  • Create data annotation polygons using custom image marking tools
  • Work on computer to perform job duties by working with files and folders to organize and backup datasets
  • Effectively navigate files and folders on computer system using a keyboard and mouse.
  • Identify, record and correct image metadata in Excel spreadsheet and/or the data labeling tool
  • Participates in data collection activities that require abilities identified in job qualifications.
  • Will require occasional travel (10-15%), domestic and international
  • All other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and 1-3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Ability to maintain high quality work and productivity for extended durations during labeling efforts
  • Proficient in computer applications such as MS Windows and drawing tools, i.e. MS Paint
  • Basic proficiency in MS Office application, specifically Excel
  • Must have positive, team-work focused attitude and approach to work tasks. Must be a team player.
  • Data collection activities requires the following abilities:
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with or without accommodation.
    • Ability to take detailed notes and follow specific work instructions.
    • Ability and comfort in handling test materials which include guns, knives, explosive simulants and bag clutter items
    • Ability to tape test items to people as part of testing activities
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US secret security clearance - requires US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or prior experience labeling image datasets
  • Current or prior experience with Linux/Unix file management and use of the command line
  • Current or prior experience working with external USB drives and transferring data
  • Career path with Engineering focus
  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • Current US Secret security clearance

About Us:

Our Tewksbury office is a fast-paced, diverse and collaborative environment, only a short commute from downtown Boston and Nashua. We offer flexible work arrangements and value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, exciting referral programs, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection and 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.


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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 25%

Clearance Level Required:



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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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