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Job #: R-00074100
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Electrical 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: $5000.00
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Invent the future with Leidos! At Leidos, we pride ourselves on tackling world’s toughest technical problems through innovation. 

Explore joining our Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) team today as we are seeking you, our next Electrical/Computer Engineer to integrate a DoD/Air Force (AF) satellite computer and work with the customer team to build a space experiment using the computer. This is an excellent opportunity if you wish to have a hands-on role in designing and developing a satellite for a government space experiment. So cool right!!

Work at a customer site on Kirtland Air Force Base under our Albuquerque, NM office supporting our teams' contract to support the development of modeling and simulation techniques to analyze the effectiveness of various electronics for payload and bus applications in spacecraft. 
We need you to recommend and integrate multiple commercial processing boards with a custom, space-hardened, controlling board and to run simulations and tests to confirm expected performance and investigate event impacts. Processing system would eventually be incorporated in a flight experiment and candidate would work system integration, payload power solutions, and developing flight hardware and software.

Fun challenges you will get to work on in this role:
•    Review documentation for third-party controller board and embedded real-time operating system (RTOS); develop expertise interfacing with and operating the board.
•    Support customer selection of representative daughter boards (graphics processing unit [GPU], multiprocessor system-on-chip, single board computer, FPGA, AI accelerator).
•    Interface selected daughter boards with controller board; develop interfacing software as needed.
•    Prepare simulations and develop suitable benchmarking to support testing the full processor system performance.
•    Review and analyze space experiment requirements, participate in defining, deriving, and allocating hardware and software requirements.
•    Translate conceptual designs into detailed design specifications, electrical schematics, complete bills of materials (BOMs) and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design layouts.
•    Develop drawings, documentation, and publications as needed.
•    Provide technical support for all phases of a project including scheduling, design, system test, cost estimates, engineering specifications, and various drawings.
•    Test and integrate hardware and software/firmware within the space experiment.
•    Troubleshoot, improve, and optimize designs from prototypes to matured products.

This is you:
•    BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 4+ years of experience with digital design and programming of FPGAs or Masters with 2+ years of similar experience.
•    Previous or existing Secret DoD/DoE clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
•    Knowledge of C/C++ and MATLAB software languages.
•    Knowledge of Linux operating system (OS) and RTOSs.
•    Knowledge of digital logic design using VHDL with FPGA’s and/or Microcontrollers and associated tools (such as Xilinx Vivado or Altera equivalent).
•    Knowledge of VHDL simulation – using part-vendor tools or third party (Xilinx simulator, Active HDL, ModelSim etc.).
•    Basic knowledge of various test equipment – oscilloscope, voltmeter, logic analyzer.

You will wow us even more if you have these skills: 
•    Understanding of signal processing, image processing, machine learning, data compression, guidance/navigation, and autonomy algorithms.
•    Knowledge of accessing and interfacing with various aerospace power systems.
•    Experience with other programming languages.


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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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