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Leidos Space Systems Engineer in Dayton, Ohio


Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Space Systems Engineer with strong experience in satellites and knowledge of foreign spacecraft systems to support the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Candidate must be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI; US citizenship is required. All work is onsite.

The successful candidate will research multiple foreign spacecraft on Team Leader-assigned systems; to include static and dynamic characteristics (e.g., external configuration, layout and location of internal subsystems, antenna and solar panel motion, construction techniques, and materials descriptions).

This individual will collaborate with a team of military, government, and other contractors to achieve high confidence answers to problems of interest. The candidate will work independently and demonstrate effective writing/verbal communication skills.

The engineer will perform technical research on foreign satellite systems, subsystems, and components and assess their capabilities.

The engineer will aid NASIC in developing an understanding of in-depth technical details of individual subsystem, components, and to improve the fidelity of satellite design products and body-of-knowledge. Satellite components to be researched and assessed include attitude determination & control sensors and actuators; payload (sensors); structures; propulsion; electrical power; thermal control; tracking, telemetry, & command; and other miscellaneous components. In cases of unknown components, making a best estimation of what would be used.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research and advise on system specs and details of components of multiple foreign spacecraft systems

  • Highly knowledgeable of the functioning of satellite systems

  • Research components or entire vehicles

  • Produce high confidence answers to problems of interest on space systems

Basic Qualifications

*Candidate must be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI; US citizenship is required

*BS or Engineering degree and 4+ years of experience OR MS with 2+ yrs of experience. Candidates with space hardware experience preferred

*Ability to work with engineers who are generating 3D CAD models of space systems

  • Strong analytical and communication skills and ability to work individually and with teams

Preferred Qualifications

*Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Knowledge of electrical space avionics and antenna systems.

  • Mechanical understanding of space systems

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Electrical Engineering

Pay Range:

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. 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.

REQNUMBER: R-00048090

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.