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Job #: R-00062672
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Optical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Do you want to join a high-performing team that values integrity, innovation, and collaboration with a company whose mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering and science? Are you interested making a difference by applying your engineering skills to state-of-the-art research and development problems? The Leidos Innovation Center currently has an exciting opening for an Optical Engineer to work in our Beavercreek, Ohio office.

The engineer will conduct research and development in the areas of hardware testing and/or modeling/simulation in the infrared sensor and countermeasure domains.  Addressing our customers’ challenging mission requirements necessitates research and development of new capabilities as well as making improvements to existing systems.  The successful candidate will be required to quickly develop an understanding of legacy efforts and engineer improvements to meet new requirements.  Additionally, the engineer will be called upon to develop new and innovative solutions to challenging problems, helping our customers provide top-notch solutions for the Warfighter.  The successful candidate will work as part of integrated team, but should also be proficient at conducting independent research.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Test infrared sensors to analyze and assess their capabilities

  • Process test data, distill it, and brief results to leadership/customers

  • Design and build test beds for sensor characterization

    • Innovate upon legacy solutions and invent new solutions

  • Develop infrared sensor modeling and simulation software tools

  • Participate in flight tests to assess infrared countermeasure techniques

  • Brief your work at workshops / conferences

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Optical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or similar field

  • US citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance

  • MATLAB and/or Python programming experience

  • Baseline understanding of physics, optical design, and signal processing

  • Strong communication and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or higher)

  • Optics minor or experience with optical systems

  • Experience working with infrared systems

  • Zemax and/or Code-V experience

  • LabVIEW experience

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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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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