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Job #: R-00098948
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Development Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team providing support to users leveraging the Atlassian Tools suite to develop future air traffic control software such as the Federal Aviation Administration's En-Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) technology.  ERAM is the heart of the Next Generation Air Transportation System and the pulse of the National Airspace System helping to advance our transition from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. 


  • Quickly troubleshoot and correct problems with Atlassian applications (e.g. Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Confluence, Fish Eye, Crucible) and webserver (Apache) running in a production environment to ensure high availability.
  • Troubleshoot operating system and network issues to maintain high system availability.
  • Plug-in debugging and development 
  • Guide others in installation, upgrade, and customization efforts.
  • Maintenance of a VM lab for development team use.
  • Installation and configuration of Atlassian Tools across multiple programs
  • Installation and configuration of Atlassian Plug-ins
  • Atlassian customization via native Atlassian application capabilities, ScriptRunner scripting, and custom plug-in development as necessary


  • Requires Bachelors of Science degree and minimum of 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. 
  • Multiple years of Linux user experience. 
  • Possess a firm grasp of how to install, configure, trouble shoot, and develop for Jira, Bitbucket, Fisheye, Crucible, Bamboo, and Confluence hosted in a Linux environment.
    Atlassian installation, administration, configuration, and troubleshooting on Linux covering Jira, Fisheye, Crucible, Bitbucket, Confluence, Bamboo, and plug-ins.
  • Ability to develop custom plug-ins.
  • Linux administration including:
    • Command line skills
    • OS installation and configuration
    • Setup for Atlassian server/data center installation
    • OS Troubleshooting
    • Virtual Machine setup and configuration
      • VMware
      • RedHat KVM
  • Bash/sh scripting
  • Network administration skills including:
    • Linux firewalls/routing
    • DNS
    • Security
    • Troubleshooting
  • Databases (PostGreSql, MySql) on Linux
    • Installation/configuration
    • SQL language
    • Database and role administration
    • Backup/restore and replication on other systems
  • Testing
    • Rapidly setup production clones in VMs for testing 
      • Upgrade testing
      • Custom project design testing
  • Overall troubleshooting skills
    • Identifying where the problems lie
      • networking, hardware, OS, tools, or User Error
  • Ability to read the Linux and Atlassian logs to decipher the problem.
  • Isolate a network issue from the command line with tools like ping, telnet, nslookup, netstat.

Desired Skills & experience:

  • AWS experience
  • Working with EC2 instances
  • Storage (S3, local volumes)
  • VPC (private could)
  • Networking
  • Security groups
  • Elastic Ips
    • IAM (user accounts)
    • Cloudwatch (monitoring/troubleshooting/alarms/alerts)
  • Experience installing, upgrading, trouble shooting, using, and automating Dimensions.   
  • FAA Domain knowledge: Previous experience with one or more of the following programs: ERAM, TBFM, TFDM, ATOP, EIDS, MEARTS, AFSS

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

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.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

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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