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Principal Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Tewksbury, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Leidos is seeking a Systems Engineer to support our ProVision checkpoint products, including next-generation developments. The ProVision is the world’s leading personnel scanner, found in airports around the world.

The successful applicant will be responsible for technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding. Also responsible for evaluation of alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems. Duties include performing systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, integration, system testing, and quality assurance.

Primary Responsibilities
•Perform analysis on systems to document all functions and define interfaces for integration, testing and quality assurance.
•Work with product team to define product requirements and build systems to fulfill customer needs.
•Develop organized engineering road map for product-related tasks and activities.
•Coordinate with other engineering leads to ensure alignment, coordination, and integration throughout product development cycle.
•Will provide solutions based on system requirements. Will work with team to develop solutions to the technical issues and updates that are required.
•Works with senior team and develop junior team members to perform the design process and the procedures for updates.
•Work as a "generalist" on a team responsible for development and integration of current and future system builds.
•Defining system baselines and versioning; initiating and conducting studies that examine upgrades and changes to the system; initiating and conducting change orders documenting a needed change to the system; and providing support to the testing and life cycle activities required to sustain the system.

Basic Qualifications
•BS degree in a related discipline (such as electrical engineering, physics, or systems engineering) with 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
•5+ years of practical experience as a HW Systems Design Engineer, ideally in the X-Ka RF bands
•Experience working and collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams, including leading technical teams and mentoring less experienced scientists
•Led or played a key role in designing, building, and testing hardware sensing products from concept to market delivery.
•Familiarity with spectrum allocation and FCC testing and requirements
•Understanding of different RF system architectures.
•Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
•Ability to travel to customer sites as required

Preferred Qualifications
•Synthetic aperture experience
•Basic Linux skills

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.