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Aerospace Engineer


Job Requisition:Aerospace Engineer

Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division of Leidos is looking for early to mid-career level engineers with a Mechanical or Aerospace background to support our growing work in the Eglin office.  This position supports the flight test of advanced missile system by performing design trades and detailed mechanical design of a missile control system.   This is an opportunity to design, assemble, write control software, demonstrate performance, and work on a flight test program.  Work directly with the organizations developing the most advanced weapons systems in the world in the high profile area of hypersonic and advanced weapons systems.   

Be part of a close-knit team and be mentored by world-class experts.  The Aerophysics group operates in a small team environment where individual creativity is rewarded and continuous learning is the norm.  Our engineers typically work directly with Air Force personnel and regularly interact with contracting teams from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, etc. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach-Niceville area is home to world famous beaches and a relaxed ‘salt-life’ lifestyle.  

Apply CAD and mechanical engineering skills to design a system from the ground up.  Perform assembly and checkout and use Labview to demonstrate functionality of actuation system.  Incorporate open and closed loop control algorithms developed by the team to test their functionality.  Support live fire testing of actual missile hardware.  Use your engineering knowledge to improve the design of these new weapons systems as they are being matured. 

Clearance:  Must be a U.S. Citizen with active Secret clearance.  

Education:   Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years’ experience in industry or a Master’s in a relevant field and 2+ years of experience. 

Must be able to:
•    Perform CAD, FEA, Labview code development
•    Order components and get parts machined 
•    Grasp the big picture and make decisions about how to proceed with development and testing
•    Have experience working in a laboratory environment and with mechatronic/robotic systems

Must have strong verbal and written communication skills for effective communication within the Aerophysics group, as well as, with industry teaming partners and customers.

Recent and relevant experience with one of the following disciplines is required: 
•    Mechanical/Aerospace Design – the demonstrated experience to perform design and trade study functions in order to clearly show the benefits of one design over another
•    Robotics – the operation of robotic systems including the development of control algorithms
•    Labview – strong skills in developing object oriented code in the Labview environment to control systems and to acquire data
•    Flight testing – prior experience in flight test planning, execution, and data reduction particularly as it pertains to missiles

Desired Skills: Preferred candidates will have recent and relevant skills with some of the following software tools.
•    Solidworks or similar
•    Labview
•    6-DOF and other 

TRAVEL:  Attend technical reviews at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, estimated < 20%. 

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Aerospace Engineering


Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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 33,000 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.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

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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