Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Engineer

Leidos - McLean, VA (30+ days ago)3.8

Leidos is seeking a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Engineer to determine geospatial positioning (e.g., GPS), position correction (e.g., RTCM), and aerial photo accuracy, correction, mapping, and conversion to data for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle emerging technologies, automated vehicle navigation, traffic operations, and intelligent transportation systems.

Leidos operates FHWA’s Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), where staff develop emerging technologies to improve transportation safety, mobility, and environmental impacts. Saxton Lab provides a variety of services to support the advancement and deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies. Leidos seeks a proactive, motivated, and knowledgeable professional who will learn and support client needs and gain their trust.

The candidate should enjoy helping others deploy technologies in real world settings and developing new solutions, tools, and opportunities to advance these support services and technology adoption. Some of the projects and technologies we develop are listed below.
  • Transportation Simulation Manual
  • Cooperative Automation Platform
  • V2I Standards and Tools
  • Connected and Automated Vehicle Modeling
  • Connected and Automated Vehicle Applications
The GNSS Engineer 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. The GNSS Engineer will perform technical work and develop deliverables as needed.
The GNSS Engineer is expected to work on a full time basis and report to FHWA’s Turner Fairbank Highway Research Facility in McLean, VA. In addition to providing technical development, this position provides diverse job functions, many of them are listed below:
  • Opportunities for business development and program growth
  • Freedom to manage, own, and develop program, solutions, and new support services
  • Client interaction and relationship development
  • Equipment management, testing, and installation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Software configuration
  • Performance tracking and reporting
  • Lead demonstrations, meetings, and webinars
  • Produce clear and concise written communication and deliverables
  • Provide technical guidance to clients, colleagues, and project team
  • Review, produce, and/or oversee project deliverables (reports, software, physical solutions, etc.)
  • Development of proposals, work efforts, budgets, schedules, and work breakdown structures
  • Writing technical reports and systems engineering documentation


Qualifications:Required Education & Experience:
  • The candidate has at least 2 years of experience applying GNSS principles in real world applications. This position requires knowledge and experience with design and development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) systems for use in connected and automated vehicle environment primarily using GPS. The candidate also needs to have a knowledge of GNSS augmentation and alternative methods such as dead reckoning.
  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, preferably in Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Geodesy is required. Other disciplines will be considered.
  • The candidate enjoys helping others, is self-motivated, takes ownership, has big picture and forward-looking vision, an ability to see the connections between things, desire to learn and grow, and ability to self-teach with minimal guidance.
  • Candidate will need good oral and written communication skills, the ability to listen and accurately identify client needs and issues, must be proactive in actions and communications, and able to follow-through on commitments and deliver quality products ahead of or on schedule.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Work experience in a consulting environment
  • Understanding of how different government jurisdictions operate and their procurement protocols
  • Industry relationships and positive reputation
  • Experience participation in standards organizations
  • Software programming
  • SharePoint and Power BI
  • Network engineering
  • Wireless communications, particularly DSRC, cellular, or Wi-Fi
  • Systems Engineering
  • TMC communication protocols
  • Data management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Vehicle automation
  • Linux
  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s Operations Program
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. 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.