Embedded Electrical Engineer Job at Leidos in Tewksbury, MA



Leidos is a Fortune 500 company aimed at embracing and solving some of the worlds 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
  • Responsibilities will include

Leidos is seeking an Embedded Electrical Engineer to work in our Tewksbury, MA location with the Security, Detection & Automation Team. Job responsibilities would be as follows:

  • Work with the multidisciplinary design teams throughout the development and new product introduction cycle from concept, design, and development to prototype, test verification, and documentation to production.
  • Responsible for architecture and development of the hardware, low level controls (C, C++, Linux, Bare Metal) and signal processing for RF/HW circuits. Typical modules may include MMICs, Microcontrollers, Processors Modules, DSPs and FPGAs.
  • Assist and participated in design of digital and mixed signal board development.
  • Maintain and augment existing designs.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation in accordance with the Quality Management System of the company.
  • 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/BSCE and 9 years of successful design work.

Required Experience

  • Experienced developing controls for PCB components and subsystems. Experience interfacing with MMICs and RF Devices with FPGAs, CPLDs and other digital devices.
  • Working knowledge creating controls during prototyping by using combination of evaluation and custom boards.
  • Experienced in Embedded development, C, C++ on bare metal as well as Linux drivers development for the custom hardware
  • Knowledge of Scripting languages like Perl and Python is required.
  • Experience with communication protocols I2C, SPI, Ethernet, USB, PCIe.
  • Knowledge and experience in signal processing development for DSP TI or similar is highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience using measurement equipment such as, signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers is a plus.
  • Application of good writing skills in the preparation of appropriate specifications, 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.
  • Ability to define and manage tradeoffs between cost, performance and other design parameters.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team other departments.

Desirable 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 VHDL/Verilog design targeting Xilinx platforms. High-speed digital design using multiple clock domains
  • Familiarity working with Standard Commercial Documentation and Standards
  • Some knowledge and experience using Schematic capture, circuit analysis, circuit simulation tools








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Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 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.

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Company: Leidos

Company Location:  Tewksbury, MA

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