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Electrical or Computer Engineer Testing – Jr Level


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Defense Systems is seeking a talented Test Engineer to collaborate with 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, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The RF & Intelligence Solutions Department is a group of engineers who specialize in radar system development, hardware and software-in-the-loop (HWIL/SIL) simulators, open-air radar development, and automated algorithm development for RF data. The candidate selected for this position will support projects for the DoD, Intelligence Community, and other Prime contractors.

Primary Responsibilities

The RF & Intelligence Solutions Department is a team of engineers who specialize in testing foreign threat radar systems, RF software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulators, and open-air radar development. The candidate selected for this position will support projects for the Defense Intelligence Community, Air Force, and large prime contractors.

Project assignments could be focused in one or multiple of the following areas:

  • Development and maintenance of MATLAB scripts to automate testing of simulated radar and missile models in both software-based and hardware-in-the-loop configurations in a variety of environments including Windows, Linux, and hard real-time operating systems.
  • Development of MATLAB and C++ custom graphical user-interface tools to support simulation control and real-time visualization of simulation results.
  • Development and upkeep of testing procedures and user documentation for customer and internal use.
  • Creation of deployable professional software deliveries with supporting documentation including version descriptions, test results, and robust installation tools.
  • Collaboration with external customers to elicit requirements and define project goals.
  • Collaboration with cross-department teams to develop, validate, deliver, and sustain emulated software-based and hardware-based foreign radar threat systems

Basic Qualifications

  • 2-4 years experience
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering degree or an equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution.
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret.
  • Must have experience with MATLAB and a proficient background in coding.
  • Experience in C++ or object-oriented coding.
  • Candidate must demonstrate relevant skills in one or more of the focus areas, have good interpersonal skills, and have the desire to work in a highly focused technical team.
  • Candidate should be able to apply previous experience to the development, improvement, and maintenance of scripts, procedures, and user interfaces used to test Radar Foreign Threat Models.
  • Candidate should be able to apply previous experience to the development, debugging, or utilization of C++ coded software models.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, Atlassian products (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence), Git, Bash or PowerShell Scripting, Microsoft Office, and/or Jenkins.
  • Experience with SCRUM, RF, radar, drafting test procedures and documentation.
  • Experience using testing equipment such as an Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, and Power Meter.

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 $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

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.