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Threat Modeling and Simulation Engineer –Entry Level


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Defense Systems is seeking a talented Electrical Engineer / Computer Engineer / Physicist / Mathematician to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, LDS provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

LDS Threat Intelligence and Exploitation Department is seeking an entry-level electrical engineer, computer engineer, physicist, or mathematician with requisite skills and interest to support solutions for the United States Intelligence Community and/or Test and Evaluation Community. Projects could include threat model development such as radar, sensors, or weapons; model integration into simulation environments; tool development for visualization, integration, or characterization


  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's (or Master's) Degree from an ABET accredited school in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Math (or anticipate graduating in one of these majors within the next 4 months).
  • Candidate must have a graduating GPA of 3.5+
  • Candidate should be able to apply academic background to one or more of the following:
    • Apply engineering principles to create threat simulation model designs
    • Convert simulation designs into software programs using C++ and other computer languages.
    • Design and develop data analysis tools to aid in data processing, visualization, and analysis.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally and work cohesively in a team environment

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Desired Skills:

  • MATLAB and Simulink
  • C++, Python, or Java
  • Visual Studio
  • Version control software (such as git or svn)

Security Requirements:

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance.

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 $53,950.00 - $97,525.00

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.