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Job #: R-00069638
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center at Beavercreek OH is seeking a Sensor Systems R&D Engineer to join our growing team performing applied research and development of electro-optical and/or radio frequency (RF) sensors and/or electronic warfare systems for the US Air Force. The successful candidate will develop and integrate modeling and simulation (M&S) systems to analyze various sensor system concepts for future combat aircraft.

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop, model, and apply detection and tracking algorithms for sensor systems

• Develop and/or maintain physics-based digital models of sensor systems

• Integrating sensor models into simulation systems and performing sensor phenomenology tests

• Integrating software models with hardware devices for hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulations

• Interfacing with members of a high performance technical team including software engineers, computer scientists, and EO and RF engineers

• Adapting and converting engineering level models written and developed in MATLAB, SIMULINK, Python, C++, and other high level languages for implementation in engagement and mission level models sensor and electronic warfare models (1-v-1, few-v-few, and many-v- many)

• Learning and understanding the underlying physics of various sensor types as necessary

Basic Qualifications

• BS in Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science and 8+ years of experience

• Experience with signal processing, tracking and/or control theory including Kalman filters

• Experience with sensor systems or modeling of sensor systems (Radar, RF, and/or IR sensor systems)

• Experience with MATLAB and/or Python

• Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

• MS in Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science

• Experience with aerospace simulations

• Experience with Simulink

• Experience with RF and/or Optical Sensor Systems

• Experience integrating avionics in a hardware-in-the-loop environment

• Experience in signal processing, control theory, guidance and navigation, image processing, sensor or scenario modeling using MATLAB/Simulink and C++

• Experience developing and/or using EO/IR and/or RF phenomenology physics and engineering-based sensor modeling scripts and software (e.g. MODTRAN, Xpatch, COMSOL, etc.)

• Experience programming in C or C++

• Experience with Linux

• Experience developing and/or using Intelligence Centers or DoD engagement or mission level modeling, simulation, and analysis software (e.g. AFSIM, Suppressor, Brawler, Amber, ESAMS, MOSAIC, etc.)

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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 43,000 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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