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Job #: R-00100654
Location: Omaha, NE
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers' success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a investment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

Leidos has an opening for a talented Operations Engineer - Software to come work in our facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The tasks for this position include providing subject matter expertise in Kafka and Confluent to multiple Agile development teams for a new Department of Defense program. In this role, you will join a dynamic team that is singularly focused on providing world class solutions to our customers in an exciting, and wide-ranging atmosphere. You will be tested and provided a tremendous opportunity for growth in a customer-facing, fast-paced, and fun environment.

If this sounds like the type of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data diagnostics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence diagnostics and operations. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security trials for customers with “can’t fail” missions.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, present your Resume with us today!

Duties Include:

  • Stand up and administer complex cloud-based and on-premises Confluent Kafka clusters.

  • Provide expertise in Kafka brokers, ZooKeeper, Kafka Connect connectors,

  • Schema Registry and Schema Validation, ksqlDB, Confluent Rest Proxy, and Confluent Control Center.

  • Ensure the optimum performance, high-availability, and reliability of deployments

  • Create and configure topics, configure replication, deploy monitoring tools, and configure alerts.

  • Perform benchmarking, performance study, and tuning.

  • Contribute to design and capacity reviews to right-size deployments.

  • Secure deployed systems according to strict government compliance.

  • Monitor, prevent, and troubleshoot security-related issues.

  • Provide strategic vision in engineering solutions with respect to Kafka / event streaming.

Necessary Background, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and eight or more years of software engineering background or a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and six or more years of software engineering background. Additional years of background may be considered in lieu of education.

  • Fluency in design, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Kafka messaging systems.

  • Strong working knowledge of the Confluent Platform.

  • Solid knowledge with containerization and orchestration technologies in complex production environments.

  • Knowledge building integrations with legacy systems.

  • Demonstrated system engineering knowledge.

  • Strong working knowledge/background of the Amazon Web Services.

  • Good programming knowledge with one or more languages.

  • Ability to guide and mentor team members on using Kafka.

Preferred Background, Skills, and Education:

  • Knowledge of Agile Development tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence.

  • Background developing, testing, and fielding production-grade Kafka Connect connectors

  • Detailed comprehension of ksqlDB configuration, development, and tuning.

  • Comprehension of data warehouse architecture and data modelling.

  • Strong skills in in-memory applications, database design, and data integration.

  • Background working with Air Force /Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

  • Background working in a multi-level classification environment.

Clearance Needed

  • U.S. citizenship with a current DoD Secret clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI.

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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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  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.

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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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