Leidos is seeking a Sr. Physicist to support the Air Force’s development, production, deployment, and sustainment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
The application of scientific principles to develop and implement model-based analyses and simulations of nuclear weapons effects to define performance requirements that guide engineers in the design, development, deployment, and sustainment of systems that will operate in extremely hostile environments.
Nuclear effects to be investigated may include:
Blast and Shock Effects
Nuclear Thermal Radiation Effects
Source Region Electromagnetic Pulse Effects (SREMP)
Transient Radiation Electronic Effects (TREE)
System Generated Electromagnetic Pulse (SGEMP)
High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP)
Coupling of electromagnetic energy to electronic components
Mentoring to guide and train other science and engineering professionals regarding the science of nuclear effects, related tools and analytical approaches.
MS degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university
15+ years demonstrated systems engineering and/or science experience
Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
Capable in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
US CITIZENSHIP and an active DoD Secret Clearance are required for this position
Phd degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university
Experience with radiation effects or similar field experience
Experience with weapons system development and sustainment (especially Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience)
Familiarity with MIL-STD-1766
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:$3,000
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
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 www.Leidos.com.
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