Sensor Systems Engineer

Manassas, Virginia
24 May 2019
05 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

As part of our company mission, we're dedicated to making the world a safer place. That starts with helping our customers in the Defense industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores our dedicated Defense Group scientists and engineers are solving critical challenges across the globe. Defense capabilities including enterprise and mission IT, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, operations support, logistics, and training serve a diverse set of customers including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

We have a dynamic opportunity for a Sensor Systems Engineer for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Enhanced (ARL-E) program located in Manassas, VA. ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet. In this role, you will participate in engineering activities at any point in the system development life cycle including: systems analysis/requirements definition, design, development, integration, testing, fielding, and sustainment/maintenance.The ARL-E team is geographically separated with primary duty locations of Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

You will be responsible for providing technical expertise to a critical ISR project, and support multiple sensor payloads to include IMINT, Hyperspectral, and RADAR; providing overall support for the ARL-E program. You will also provide consulting and integration support for onsite Field Service Representatives.

Day to day activities include but are not limited to:
  • Install, configure, integrate, troubleshoot and manage sensor payload and associated equipment.
  • Assist Lead Integration Engineer with tracking system requirements, development efforts and assist with continued engineering of system upgrades/ improvements.
  • Report directly to the Lead Integration Engineer; interact with operators, users, and the government customer.
  • Maintain systems and develop preventive maintenance schedules and conduct periodic preventive maintenance.
  • Additional duties as needed may include; maintaining and servicing sensor equipment, routers, switches, cabling, and hardware.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with 4+ years of related work experience; additional years of experience or military training may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience working with the following: Hyperspectral Sensors, RADAR Systems and L3 WESCAM
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • A minimum of 50% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of AISR systems
  • Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) experience
  • Orion-E, CLAW, MOVINT Software experience
  • Experience in formal technical documentation writing
  • Experience with integrating hardware into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms
  • Configuration Management experience
  • Class II flight physical (FAA or military equivalent)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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