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Test Scientist - High Explosive

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Leidos is actively interviewing for an upcoming opportunity for a Test Scientist - High Explosive  to join our team at Kirtland AFB, NM.


Develop, manage, and implement instrumentation plans and methodologies to meet measurement objectives to support testing. Conduct research, development, and integration effort to maintain currency in state-of-the-art and emerging/developmental data acquisition systems and sensor technologies to ensure maximum effectiveness and to fill voids in testing capabilities. Develop and implement rigorous processes to ensure new sensor and data acquisition technologies are properly investigated and validated prior to introduction into inventory. Develop test plans and methodologies to perform validation and verification testing of existing and emerging measurement diagnostic technologies and systems.


Coordinating with government customers on a routine basis to plan future tests and review test and program results 

Conducting market research of latest state-of-the-art and emerging/developmental data acquisition systems and sensor technologies

Researching new test equipment, sensors and procedures to enhance future testing

Developing test plans and methodologies

Integrating hardware and software into testing

Interpreting test results

Communicating of test results in both oral and written formats.

Providing technical oversight and guidance to a test team



Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering-related discipline or five years of testing experience involving sensor and data acquisition

Knowledge of government test procedures and test instrumentation

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of tools

Secret clearance, eligible for Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)  clearance


Knowledge of Countering WMD threats

Knowledge and experience of Countering WMD/CBRN threats

Top Secret clearance

Ability to work as an individual and in a team environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We bring a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in national security, health, and infrastructure. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

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