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Leidos Systems Engineer in Tewksbury, Massachusetts


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection & Automation Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers. Leidos’ SDA Operation, in conjunction with the TSA, also performs on-call, onsite installation servicing of X- Ray Detection Equipment using leading edge technology to ensure the safety of our clients, customer and passengers. The Security Detection and Automation Operation is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers’ missions and needs:

  • Checkpoint

  • Hold Baggage

  • Ports & Borders

  • General Automation


Leidos seeking for experienced, motivated and talented System Engineer, a key team contributor to our ongoing advanced Security Body Scanners development. This position combines the excitement of developing custom solutions for products as a key technical team contributor, while participating in a small multi-disciplinary team working together on a variety of challenging project items.

He/She will be involved in the design and development of innovative sensor systems and assist in performing systems engineering functions such as architecture trade studies and developing design concepts. Candidate will have a strong background in hardware design, test and measurement in support of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary design team.

Responsibilities will include

  • Work with the multidisciplinary design teams throughout the development and new product introduction from concept, design, and development to prototype, system test verification, documentation, and support. Some functional competence and understanding of the RF system architectures, sub-assemblies and multi-function modules, as well as hardware/software development and integration is required.

  • Assist management and team members to clarify design specifications and resolve system and module design issues. Support all development phases through system level integration and production to assure total customer solutions. Assist the manufacturing team by troubleshooting products to assure that products are performing to design specifications.

  • Participate in design engineering project status meetings, prepare written reports, analysis, and design review material in accordance with established development processes and procedures.


  • Minimum BSEE/CE and 5-10 years of successful design work.

Required Experience

  • Experienced system engineer with a good understanding of complex RF System development and validation process.

  • Experience in performing system validation, BOM creation and manufacturing support of EOL components/subsystems.

  • Application of good writing skills in the preparation of appropriate documentation, engineering analyses reports, and technical documents using MS Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint/Project/Visio, etc.

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with internal design teams and external contract manufacturers.

  • Ability to work independently in an engineering results oriented development environment.

  • Good engineering analysis, problem solving, judgment, analytical capability, and follow-up.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team other departments.

Desirable Experience

  • Working knowledge EMC testing for FCC certification.

  • Matlab and LabVIEW experience.

  • Motivated self-starter

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality & timely results

  • Ability to multitask, communicate and work independently and within a team environment

  • Familiarity with Solidworks, and/ or AutoCad.

  • Familiarity working with Standard Commercial Documentation and Standards

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Engineering

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00043609

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.