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Aerospace Engineer


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos is seeking a talented Aerospace Engineer to join our team. In this group, you will work to solve complex engineering problems with a highly technical, multidisciplinary team, consisting of aerospace engineers, computer scientists, research scientists, and statisticians. 


The Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence branch within Leidos – applies engineering and machine learning concepts to solve technical problems on a variety of aerospace and defense applications. This work involves extensive modeling and simulation, requiring the ability to model and understand the dynamics of aerodynamic systems. These simulations are used to perform complex data analysis via end-to-end simulations and develop new and existing capabilities. This work is coupled with machine learning and subject matter expertise to create novel solutions to engineering challenges. Our group is also responsible for developing in-house software applications to deploy technical solutions to real world end-users and for hardware-in-the-loop integration and testing. This full spectrum of development and testing enables our group to create highly technical and successful solutions, starting from initial conceptual design and continuing through final flight testing and deployment. 


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university. 

  • Bachelor’s with 2 to 4 years of experience; or Master's degree with 0 to 2 years of experience. 

  • Advanced proficiency in programming, specifically including Python and MATLAB. 

  • Fundamental understanding of mathematical concepts, including linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, trigonometry, and coordinate transformation. 

  • Aerospace Engineering: Fundamental understanding of core aerospace concepts, such as vehicle and attitude dynamics, control systems, and flight mechanics. 

  • Computer Science and Math: Understanding of machine learning, reinforcement learning, neural networks, and/or statistics. Research skills to investigate novel applications of these methods. 

  • Solid technical communication skills and an ability to work in both collaborative team environments and independently. 

  • Candidates must be a resident of North Alabama area or willing to relocate in order to work on-site at the Huntsville, AL office. 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with CI Poly clearance.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with C++ is desirable. 

  • Experience with Linux is desirable. 

  • Active security clearance is desirable. 

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.