R&D Engineering Technician with Security Clearance

Mc Lean, Virginia
Apr 20, 2024
May 01, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Technician
Roadways / Bridges
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
R- Description Leidos is seeking an R&D Engineering Technician to join our team! The Engineering Technician will be a key part of the Leidos team supporting Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) research through our work at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), located at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. Learn more about STOL here ! The successful candidate will be part of a larger research group that advances connected and automated vehicle technologies for the FHWA via developing, testing, and demonstrating new capabilities associated with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The R&D Engineering Technician will research, inventory, procure, and maintain systems and components in support of research on connected and automated vehicles and advanced infrastructure in a matrix environment. They would also have experience with wireless communications in an office space such as WiFi, cellular internet, and optimizing connectivity for a lab of up to 60 people. They receive assignments that include but are not limited to performing engineering tasks at the systems level on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software required for traffic signals control, traffic management systems, and surface-vehicle guidance systems. Duties may include but are not limited to: Receive supplies and equipment according to lab asset management policy.
Respond to staff requests for equipment or troubleshooting.
Coordinate test resource/material allocation.
Manage infrastructure maintenance and configuration.
Coordinate and orchestrate safety training and supporting documentation.
Receive, coordinate, and plan lab tours and demonstrations.
Design, fabricate, and install solutions that meet projects' needs with varying complexity.
Interface with Project Managers, Government clients, external partners, and suppliers.
Understand infrastructure connectivity, optimize connections, improve upon existing systems for networks Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in electrical, network, or related engineering field with 2+ years of prior relevant experience
Office network (F iber, Ethernet, WiFi, Routers, Access Points etc) and infrastructure installation, configuration, troubleshooting
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance (which includes three years of immediate residency in the US).
Must have valid US Driver's License.
Ability to communicate clearly
Apply and offer constructive feedback
Adequately balance multiple ongoing tasks
Willing to continue professional and personal development
Interest in hands-on work with hardware and software. Desired Qualifications: Prior experience in helpdesk services or technical support.
Knowledge of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the transportation industry.
1-2 years Geospatial positioning (e.g., GPS) and position correction (e.g., RTCM)
1-2 years Vehicle or transportation standards (e.g., SAE J2735, NTCIP 1202, etc.)
2-3 years traffic signal controller operations and configuration
2-3 years Vehicle power and/or communication systems
2-3 years Wireless networking hardware and configuration
Salary range for this position: $80,000 - $90,000 - $100,000 Original Posting Date: 2024-01-05
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.