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Job #: R-00084890
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Evening
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

This position will develop technical solutions and build systems directly supporting AFRL and the RTD2 contract here at Wright Patterson.  The Sr Systems Engineer will identify the critical modeling, simulation, and analyses to be performed for complex sensors trade studies. This Lead position will work closely with a variety of disciplines to identify algorithms, sensors, architectures, and subsystem requirements which meet mission needs, and lead the design and construction of models for simulation and verification.

This is a high-visibility, fast-paced environment with opportunities to work a variety of mission spaces and applications. This role will be expected to perform the following duties:

Primary Responsibilities

This position will report to the Program CTO and work alongside a technically talented development and integration team supporting the AFRL mission. The position will be mapped across various high visibility test and evaluation projects leading the early design, architecture development, system build and flight test technical support. This all encompassing system engineering support is a critical piece ensuring fast paced, technically advanced programs stay on baseline plans.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop solutions to highly complex requirements, selling new ideas and concepts in support of operational goals and objectives.

  • Integrate and translate complex concepts into tactical action plans.

  • Work with customers to strategize and plan the development and integration of an architectural framework for sensor-based systems and Systems of Systems.

  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance for developing solution to engineering problems.

  • Advises or directs the planning for the implementation of engineering solutions including strategic objectives and timetables.

  • Develop and maintain production and maintenance of system hardware and software documentation, including as-built documentation, capacity/performance plans, as well as all other areas of system life-cycle planning.

  • Enable business growth by successful technical execution, innovation and customer engagement.

  • Support proposal capture and development activities

  • Provides leadership in representing the technical capabilities of the organization to national and international audiences.

  • Functions as an influential presence in attracting and retaining engineering business as well as key professional staff. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science degree and eight (8) years' experience or a Master’s degree and six (6) years' of experience or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution

  • 10+ years of experience with leading multi-discipline teams to produce advanced sensors–based situational awareness systems

  • Knowledge of Digital Engineering processes

  • Experience in a variety of sensor phenomenologies (EO/IR, EW, Radar, MTI, fusion, MOSA, etc).

  • Knowledge of ISR systems and operations, ranging from unmanned aerial systems to innumerable sensors, platforms, and processing systems operating in military environments

  • Experience with leading technical concept development, R&D environment, technical presentations, developing technical whitepapers, and proposals

  • Experience with high profile briefings to internal executives and customers

  • Active DOD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / SCI clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of staff and management

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility and personality skills to work within a dynamic, high-visibility, multi-contractor environment

  • Strong influencing and relationship skills

  • Ability to liaise with, speak and present effectively to personnel at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong communication and relationship management skills


Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00


Covid Guidance

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 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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