Jr-Mid Optical Engineer | Leidos

Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Position Location: 
Dayton, OH
Job Description: 

The Multi-Sensor Exploitation and Countermeasures Division within the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (SRG) at Leidos has requirements for an Electro-Optical (EO) engineer to work in customer-site state-of-the-art research laboratories in Dayton, OH.  The successful candidate will join a growing, high-performance team in a well-equipped laboratory performing applied research and development in electro-optical technology. 

Roles and Responsibility: 

  • Work in an optical laboratory designing hardware experiments, collecting data, performing data analysis, and characterizing optical components/subsystems.  
  • Set up, alignment, characterization and calibration of EO test equipment, sensors, and testbeds. 
  • Prepare test plans & procedures, perform data reduction, management and analysis, develop test documentation, and write technical reports.  
  • Develop specifications for and acquire additional off-the-shelf and custom equipment and testbeds; interface with vendors. 
  • Specify and acquire new test equipment.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below

  • Bachelor’s degree in optical engineering, physics, or a related technical field with at least 2 years of related experience.
  • The candidate must be eligible for a top secret clearance. 
  • Occasional travel to remote CONUS test sites may be required.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

  • A Master’s degree in optical engineering, physics, or a related technical field with some experience gained through internships or coursework.
  • Current Top Secret security clearance.

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.