Leidos is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team! The Electrical Engineer will be a key part of the Leidos team supporting connected vehicle research at the FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. The successful candidate will be part of a larger research team that advances connected and automated vehicle technologies for FHWA via developing, testing, and demonstrating new capabilities associated with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.
Work assignments for the Electrical Engineer may include performing engineering duties at a higher systems level of the hardware and software, primarily commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), required for control of traffic signals, traffic management systems, and vehicle guidance systems. The work requires a working knowledge of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and networking, including related hardware and software configurations as well as applicable IEEE and SAE standards. The work includes research, design, development, and testing of technology and computer-related equipment for scientific use. The work environment is very collegial and benefits from a collaborative effort with multiple team members. In addition to the laboratory and office environment, some field work, testing and validation of systems is often required. Other duties include:
• Perform engineering duties at a higher systems level of the hardware and software, primarily commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), required for control of traffic signals, traffic management systems, and vehicle guidance systems.
• Conduct or supervise the manufacturing, installation, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment and components.
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• Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or other science discipline with 3+ years related experience, specifically connected vehicle research and development.
• Familiarity with vehicle power and communication systems
• Ability to test and troubleshoot complex power and communication systems
• Must be a good team player and be able to give and take constructive feedback.
• Must be prompt, schedule-conscious, and able to focus on the work at hand.
• Must be coachable and open to self-discovery and professional improvement.
• Must communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing (authorship and publication of technical papers and presentations is a plus)
• Project Management skills to ensure the products and services are delivered on-time and within budget
• Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
• Knowledge and experience in traffic signal controller operations, configuration, communications, and Transportation Management Center operations preferred
• Knowledge and experience with software development tools and methods, including one or more commonly used programming languages, such as C++, JAVA, or MATLAB preferred
• Geospatial positioning (e.g., GPS) and position correction (e.g., RTCM) preferred
• Aerial photo accuracy, correction, mapping, and conversion to electronic data preferred
• Ethernet Network engineering preferred
• Wireless communications, particularly DSRC, cellular, or Wi-Fi preferred
• Connected vehicle or transportation communication standards (e.g., SAE J2735, NTCIP 1202, etc.) preferred
• Knowledge of SharePoint and PowerBI development preferred