Leidos is seeking a CAV R&D Engineer to join our team! The R&D Engineer will be a key part of the Leidos team supporting Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) research across the US through our work at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Saxton Lab, located at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. Our team advances CAV technology for the USDOT by developing, testing, and supporting the adoption of technologies associated with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications as well as Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA).
This is an opportunity for someone who is seeking a hands-on role in a fast-paced environment working directly with state and local DOTs as well as technology vendors in the CAV industry. A strong candidate will have the following: a background in electrical, civil, automotive, or other relevant technical discipline; work history or education that demonstrates ability to troubleshoot computers and electronic/electromechanical systems; the ability to learn and clearly communicate complex technical matters to a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate will arrive with a working knowledge of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and networking, including related hardware/software configurations and applicable IEEE and SAE standards. The work environment is very collegial and benefits from a collaborative effort across a growing interdisciplinary team. In addition to the laboratory and office environment, occasional travel for customer support or field work is required. The candidate will receive advanced vehicle control training to safely operate our fleet of research vehicles.
The primary responsibility of this role is as an R&D Engineer in the Saxton Laboratory, assisting in the development, integration, and testing of new technologies for ITS. Additionally, this position will serve as the technical response lead for our CAV Support Services (CAVSS) equipment loan program and technical help desk. As the prime contractor on this USDOT project, Leidos staff arrange no-cost equipment loans (e.g. on-board units, roadside units, and networking devices for CAVs) to stakeholders and we provide technical assistance in configuring and testing these systems. In addition, our help desk promotes and provides technical assistance for stakeholders deploying other USDOT research and tools (many developed by our team), including an open source software platform for Vehicle-to-Everything communications (V2X Hub), CAV message creator tools, and the Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) specification. As the main technical point of contact for the CAVSS, the Engineer will be required to learn and stay up to date with our lab's research products, CAV equipment, and stakeholder research needs. The CAVSS project receives requests for equipment loans and technical support from diverse stakeholders, and this person will be responsible for responding with technical support, following-up as needed, and coordinating with our team of engineers and technicians to track support.
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