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Senior Principal Electrical Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States


Job Description

The Defense Systems group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Senior Principal Electrical Engineer to work in our St. Petersburg, FL office. The Leidos facility in St. Petersburg provides design, development, modeling and simulation, analysis, prototyping and testing of advanced electronic systems, with a focus on embedded communication systems, Software Defined Radios and Phased Array Antenna Systems to various DOD and commercial customers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding. Evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability, and analyses for total systems.
  • Perform systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, integration, system testing, and quality assurance.
  • Lead a multi-discipline team of engineers to identify system implementation approaches and provide technical oversight to ensure system level requirements are met.
  • Generate technical documentation including system architectures, test plans and procedures, and test reports; and providing recommendations on technologies and industry trending.
  • Contribute to future capture/pursuit opportunities, including white papers, RFI responses, or proposal of technical volumes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a US citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Requires BS degree and 15 years minimum of prior relevant experience or Masters with 13 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: RF theory, wireless/SIGINT technologies, microwave principles and system/subsystem-level analysis methodologies
  • Working knowledge of the radio frequency spectrum and modern communication infrastructures to include signal structures, propagation, modulation types, data rates, multiplexing/demultiplexing methods
  • Experience in HW integration and corresponding HW & SW integration
  • A broad knowledge of project management
  • Excellent communication skills- oral and written

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Security Clearance
  • Experienced in advanced waveforms and antennas for communication systems.
  • System design experience and collaboration across multiple engineering disciplines, such as electrical, electronics, mechanical, software, and computer engineering.
  • Experience with the following:
    • Hardware design (RF, digital, and analog) to include printed wiring board layout, schematic, and wide knowledge of component functionalities.
    • Design life cycles and various environmental requirements
    • VHDL design and implementation
    • Simulation tools including MatLab, Python and Labview
    • Using various test equipment- Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer, and other RF/Digital equipment

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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.