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Quantum Research Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Arlington
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) Advanced Analytics team has an opening for a Researcher Scientist/Engineer with a background in software development and quantum technologies / quantum information to work in Arlington, VA. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping grow the Leidos quantum technologies portfolio of contract and internal R&D projects, benchmarking, and operational prototypes. 

Fun stuff you will do on this job:
•    Applying quantum technologies to help execute research and development programs in information sciences, information operations, data sciences, sensor systems, and space systems among others
•    Working within matrix organization to provide software engineering support of operationalizing state-of-the-art algorithms into different internal and contract R&D projects.
•    Provide support in task decomposition for our internal and contract R&D projects and help the project Principal Investigators manage task execution. Customers are DOD including DARPA, IARPA, and service R&D labs. 
•    Conduct research spikes for analytical prototype development and benchmarking custom metrics; then, create and execute plan to operationalize prototype into contract and internal R&D projects.

This is you:
•    Advanced degree in physics, computer science or a related discipline. A PhD is highly desirable with 6 years software engineering experience building and benchmarking software prototypes, to include metrics development 
•    Strong technical writing skills with experience in writing advanced technical proposals
•    Provide business development support to help grow Arlington Branch’s project portfolio
•    DoD Secret Security Clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a Polygraph security clearance

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
•    Experience researching quantum sensing and/or quantum information technology
•    Experience with cloud-based architectures and container orchestration
•    Experience operationalizing machine learning and/or autonomy, and analytical capabilities
•    Experience and domain knowledge related to data processing
•    Experience with big data applications
•    Experience with microservice architectures
•    DoD Top Secret Clearance

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Software Engineering

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Keywords: Leidos, Arlington , Quantum Research Engineer, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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