Leidos Maritime System Solutions (MSS) is looking for a Sensor Hardware Engineer to join a growing, fast-paced research, development, testing and evaluation team. The position will support the design, testing, and fabrication of various sensor systems, with primary focus on acoustic sensing technology for undersea applications.
As a Sensor Hardware Engineer you will support the analysis of mission requirements, acoustic sensor performance and capabilities, and support formulating sensor, sensor array designs and incorporating acoustic sensing capabilities to satisfy operational requirements.
The Sensor Hardware Engineer will read and interpret electrical and mechanical schematics and drawings to collaborate with CAD and eCAD designers in the development of prototype systems. This position will also support the development of fabrication plans and processes to build prototype systems.
The Sensor Hardware Engineer will participate in testing and evaluating prototype performance and overall sensor capabilities. This will require the candidate to perform hardware analysis/assessment, troubleshooting, documentation and eCAD tools. Having knowledge of microcontrollers and embedded system is a plus.
The individual will also work with a small team of technicians and engineers to define and implement future sensor performance and system requirements.
- Circuit design and troubleshooting skills
- FPGA/PLD development experience, VHDL is strong plus
- Familiar with PCB layout and tools such as Altium or similar eCAD tool
- Experience with microcontrollers
- Experience with in-lab equipment (power supplies, o-scope, function generator, spectrum analyzer, DMM)
- Requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
- Programming skills, C /C++, C#, and Python
- Knowledge and/or experience with data telemetry buses
- Experience with low power battery design methodology
- Knowledge and/or experience with underwater acoustics
- Ability to work in small groups
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Strong hardware troubleshooting skills
- Ability to adapt and learn on the job
- Documentation skills is a plus
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance.
- Currently held SECRET or TOP SECRET a significant plus.
Level of Experience:
- 2- 5 Years experience
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