Field Service Engineer

Job Number:
Job Category:
Aviation / Aerospace
Yes, 25% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI

Position Summary


The Leidos Airborne Integration & Ground Processing Systems operation of the Advanced Solutions Group currently has a career opening for a Field Service Engineer for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low Enhanced  (ARL-E) program located in Manassas, VA.


ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet.


The Field Service Engineer will perform integration and maintenance of the Airborne ISR (AISR) system. As a part of a multi-company team, the candidate will integrate Mission Equipment Payloads into aircraft, perform system checkout and support the Test & Evaluation team throughout the Contractor Testing and system fielding.


The ARL-E team is geographically separated with primary duty locations of Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD. A minimum of 25% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges. The Field Service Engineer will report to the Mission Integration Lead Engineer located in Aberdeen, MD.


Roles and Responsibilities:

The position is responsible for assisting leadership with the technical oversight, and day-to-day design, development, integration, and testing of a hardware and software system architecture to support the AISR system. The Field Service Engineer will integrate airborne sensors and data links, manage integration processes, and have the ability to identify innovative solutions to extremely complex, multi-faceted technical problems.


Day to day activities include:

--Integration of government and contractor primary mission equipment

--Testing equipment and creating/updating documentation associated with integration activities

--Termination of system cables

--Performance of subsystem Integration Assembly Test and Checkout

--Troubleshooting to isolate system faults and perform repairs



Referral Bonus Eligible





  • Active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret /SCI
  • Bachelors degree in a related technical discipline and 4-6 6 years experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Civilian and/or military experience with AISR programs
  • Possess strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).


Preferred Qualifications:


Knowledge of aircraft integration and operations

Experience in formal testing and documentation to include Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), Limited User Test (LUT), and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)

Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms

Understanding of Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) architecture

Electro Optical, Infrared (EO/IR) sensor experience

Full Motion Video (FMV) experience

Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) sensor experience

Communications Intelligence (COMINT) sensor experience

MX Series sensors (MX-15, MX-20)








Be able to pass a Class II flight physical and altitude chamber

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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