EO Test Engineer

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Scientist / Research & Development
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Day Job
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Top Secret
The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) at Leidos currently has an opening for an Electro-Optics Test Engineer to work in our Dayton / Beavercreek, OH office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in collaboration with Government researchers, design and perform a variety of electro-optical experiments for an applied R&D contract. Experiments are primarily laboratory-based, with some field testing.

Roles and Responsibilities:
- Perform requirements definition for testbeds and test equipment for a variety of electro-optical experiments, based on provided test objectives.  
- Design, procure parts for, build, align and calibrate custom testbeds and test equipment.  
- Design, procure parts for, build and test instrument control and data acquisition hardware.  
- Modify and develop data acquisition tools using software such as LabVIEW.  
- Modify and develop data reduction and analysis tools using software such as MATLAB.  
- The ideal candidate will work independently as well as with a team, learn new skills quickly, demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills, be organized, detail-oriented, careful, flexible, and self-motivated with a can-do attitude.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
- Bachelor's degree in electro-optics, physics, electrical engineering, systems engineering or equivalent related field with at least 2 years of experience in a laboratory environment.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
- Experience with the following: operating electro-optical equipment such as, sources, detectors, sensors, lasers, characterization equipment; collecting, analyzing, interpreting data, writing test plans, documenting test results and generating reports; performing computer-based data acquisition and analysis.
- Experience with lasers, sources, optics, electro-optics, detectors, cameras, calibration equipment and diagnostic equipment is required.
- Must have experience with analytical software such as MATLAB, Mathcad, or Mathematica.
- Good computer skills using MS Windows are required, with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  
- Must have strong mechanical skills, and also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
- Experience with MATLAB and LabVIEW.
- Master’s degree in listed fields.
- Experience is desired in testbed design, build, alignment, and calibration; data acquisition development; and test planning, data collection and test reporting.  


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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