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Job #: R-00064122
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000.00
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?
At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are your ready for your next challenge?
The Defense Group at Leidos has a dynamic job opportunity for a Senior Level, *Reliability Engineer with an Aero-structure focus to support manufacturing and production of the United States Air Force (USAF) AgilePod® variants. This position is located in our Dayton, Ohio office, where we support fielding new systems/products to the various emerging USAF Life Cycle Management Center (LCMC) programs related to the AgilePod® family of systems.  You will serve as a Subject Matter Expert to enable the program to translate test and repair data into actionable analysis. In this role, you will help design, certify & support AgilePod® maturation efforts by applying state-of-art reliability and maintainability engineering design, modeling and analysis principles. You will work independently and collaboratively, in an investigative role, where detailed processes and procedures are not always specified.

What's in it for you?

  • Serve as the reliability engineer on a new USAF weapon system in early design phases with first prototype being delivered early 2022. 
  • You’ll be on the ground floor building up the enterprise solution for scalable flexible ISR across the USAF and DoD airborne platforms serving as the lead for reliability and shaping the USAF posture in this space for podded systems. 
  • Have influence on how the DoD performs various missions with podded systems, ability to assist with rapid insertion to ops, and other valuable contributions.

The Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

*Sign-on & Relocation Available

•Oversee AgilePod® reliability testing and analysis through product lifecycle
•Lead and document FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) studies
•Contribute to failure analysis and use correct methodology to identify root cause of failures
•Collaborate with cross-functional disciplines to understand emerging designs and technologies
•Responsible for identifying risks associated with these various technologies and architectures and provide mitigation strategies
•Develop new reliability test specifications and procedures
•Conduct product design Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
•Conduct service life maintainability and timeline evaluations to forecast service life of components
•Perform aerospace engineering reliability analyses including: mission reliability requirements/performance parameters and mean time between failure, predictions, and allocations.
•Administratively provide, track, and maintain status of contract deliverable requirements list (CDRLs) pertaining to Reliability Engineering tasks.
•Assist in producing or reviewing reliability documents for program office use that support the breadth of the projects acquisition and life cycle sustainment efforts.
•The use of modeling, simulation and data analytics methodologies & tools including statistical and probabilistic analyses
•Participate in the definition, development, and implementation of processes and tools needed to execute reliability, maintainability, and system health functions and engineering supportability to improve productivity, accuracy, quality, and efficiency.
•Regularly monitor, interpret, and integrate complex technical aerospace engineering data from a wide variety of sources.
•Ensure designs are assessed against the engineering specifications and customer requirements for reliability, availability, and maintainability.
•Perform failure analysis on defective components and determine failure modes at the component level. Correlate the failure observance of the system with failures modes to drive corrective and preventive actions that meet acceptable reliability standards.


WHAT SETS YOU APART (job qualifications)
•Related Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8 yrs. of relevant work experience or a Masters with a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience.
•Manufacturing and Production experience related to aerospace/aero structure products
•Expert in Design for Reliability (AgilePod® system design reliability requirements validation & verification, reliability requirements allocation to suppliers, failure modes, rates, effects, propagation and detection analysis, architecture & operational provisions, certification analysis, certification support, reliability & durability testing)
•Ability to work successfully with all levels of engineering, program management, and program leadership, AFLCMC directorates and headquarters, AFRL, HQ AFMC, prime contractors and subcontractors, and other government and private sector personnel.
•Exceptional writing and presentation skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, and as part of a multi-disciplined team.
•Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office applications.
•Up to 10% CONUS travel

Security Clearance Requirement
•A security clearance is not required to start. If you do not have a current clearance, you will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a DoD Secret.
•Must be a U.S. Citizen

•A Master’s degree in engineering, physics, statistics or a related field 
•Experience supporting a USAF or DoD aviation development / flight test program
•Familiarity with configuration management databases such as PTC Windchill
•Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license and/or military aviation maintenance background
•Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification


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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

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