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Leidos Space Payload Signal Processing Engineer in San Diego, California


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

The Space Systems Research Branch, within the Leidos Innovations Center, currently has an opening for a Signal Processing Engineer to work in our San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience managing the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms for Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) payloads where Leidos is transforming the payload solutions for the future. As a Signal Processing Engineer, you’ll directly support the Division by leading a talented team through an aggressive schedule to achieve program objectives, including frequent customer interface.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

The Challenge:

  • You will lead a team of signal processing and algorithms engineers in the research and development of space-based EO/IR payloads

  • Develop, model, and test signal processing algorithms in MATLAB for EO/IR sensors

  • Develop models and simulate processing chains in software testbeds

  • Identify, integrate, and develop metrics for algorithm testing & analysis

  • Assist the integration of algorithms onto space-based payloads

  • Perform the verification and validation of real-time implementations

  • Prepare and brief results to customers

What Sets You Apart:

  • Master’s degree in a science related degree field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering Physics, etc.) with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 8-13 years of prior relevant experience

  • US citizenship

  • Active Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Proficient experience with MATLAB

  • Proficient in Windows

  • Develop novel and advanced algorithms, performance simulation, and analysis

  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work directly with customers and deliver results

  • Mission oriented with a strong ability guide a team towards goals and deliver real world products

  • Proficient with technical writing, documentation, and organization

  • Robust sense of initiative, a self-starter who can work independently

  • Experience in proposal development and business development

You’ll really WOW us having one or more of the following:

  • Active TS or TS/SCI security clearance

  • Constellation analysis, coverage and access

  • Radiometry, performance estimation and analysis

  • Space-time adaptive processing (STAP)

  • Detection and Estimation Theory

  • Multiple-Target Tracking

  • Image and signal processing, Modeling, and simulation

  • Modeling with STK with MATLAB plugins

  • Experience in implementing algorithms on real-time and resource-constrained processors/GPUs/FPGAs


Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00119262

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.