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Job #: R-00102108
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for an experienced and motivated Software Engineer to work in our Reston, VA office in a hybrid model.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your software engineering experience, along with your keen interest, talent, and passion in agile systems development and DevSecOps. Your experience will be applied on refactoring legacy applications into lightweight distributed functional building blocks (microservices) of applications using containers and APIs in support of systems integration.  The use of automated software engineering functions will be required to support the development of innovation concepts in a research and development setting for Defense mission solutions. In this mission we will define requirements, analyze, design, and implement system models and simulations, configure, and integrate tactical communication networks and incorporate satellite, enterprise, wireless and cloud / edge technologies.  You will engage in supporting the software architecture and requirements definition, and will be involved in the design, development, testing, validation and verification of software that support and implement models and simulations of a digital systems engineering artifacts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be the main interface to our Leidos Software Factory outreach while leading the software engineering effort of the R&D project

  • Perform as the Scrum Master leading a team of software engineers working at different location

  • Learn and adopt Leidos SW Factory best practices to be adopted by our R&D project

  • Own the software development, systems integration, and delivery of system application pieces, and serve as a software engineering lead for the project

  • Build software solutions where the solution is not always well defined but always considers the mission and its customer first

  • Share with non-software engineers the art of developing software and systems integration interfaces (APIs) for complex, large scale distributed systems

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, or another STEM-related field, and 8+ years of prior relevant software engineering experience or Master's with 6+ years of prior relevant experience

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence tools and version control systems (e.g., Git/BitBucket)

  • Experience and strong understanding of Agile SAFe

  • Understanding of cybersecurity principles, networking, TCP/IP

  • Hands-on expertise programming in C++, Java/JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, RUST

  • Experience with REST, JSON, XML, SAML, YAML, microservices

  • Experience with Agile software development across in a Microsoft Windows and/or RedHat Enterprise Linux environment

  • Experience across the entire software lifecycle from early requirements gathering to rapid prototyping through delivery and sustainment of distributed systems or complex application(s)

  • Deep understanding of software design patterns, (i.e. UML)

  • Working knowledge of agile Development and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) methodologies and tools

  • Experience and technical skills with cloud technologies/services (i.e., AWS, Azure, etc.)

  • Experience with NoSQL and SQL databases (analysis, design, and implementation)

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, SonarQube, JUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter

  • Experience with VMWare toolsets

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification (e.g., Certified SAFe Agilist) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • Current cybersecurity, cloud, and network product certifications (e.g., CISSP, CCNE, AWS)

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences (STEM)

  • Experience with Reverse Engineering of Subsystem components of complex systems and applications to understand, support and refactor their Computer Software Configuration Items (CSCI)

  • Active Top Secret DoD security clearance

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

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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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