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Signal Processing Engineer


Applications Engineer


San Diego, California, United States


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:

  • As a signal processing engineer, you will contribute to 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 6+ years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate in technical domain.
  • 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


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and 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.