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Job #: R-00102106
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Software Development
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 DevSecOps Engineer to work in our Reston, VA office in a hybrid model.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your DevSecOps engineering experience to support the analysis, design, development and automation of infrastructure components that are deployed with security and resiliency to support network communication functions across the enterprise and the mission’s tactical edge.  You will be tasked to support the requirements gathering, analysis, design, code development, configuration, and integration of innovative situational awareness solutions in a research and development setting that explores the functionality and underlying infrastructure required to build, run and deploy those solutions.  In this mission we will design and implement hardware and software and integrate with network communication nodes and devices at the tactical edge leveraging enterprise, wireless, space and terrestrial communications including cloud.  You will lead the implementation of infrastructure and software DevSecOps automation and deployment solutions, and will be involved in supporting the system architecture, requirements definition, design, development, testing, validation and verification of the secure automation processes required to first model and then configure/reconfigure, deploy and sustain mission edge solutions based on digital systems engineering model specifications. Your DevSecOps solution will address automation requirements of operation in DDIL environments in support of network communications resiliency.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop hands-on DevSecOps solutions for distributed hardware and software system requirements

  • Conduct Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) / trade studies for a Research and Development effort

  • Develop code to interact with REST APIs and API-driven security technologies to automate integration, deployment and security tasks aimed at removing human errors and inconsistencies

  • Apply secure software to physical and virtualized hardware, internet/network/cloud servers, virtualized containers, web-enabled applications, virtual private networks

  • Enable data integrity, node resiliency, public key/infrastructure/digital signatures, encryption, and policy

Basic Qualifications

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

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Clearance

  • Experience with DevOps tools such as Jira, Confluence, GitLab, Ansible, Chef

  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git/BitBucket)

  • Knowledge and understanding of Agile SAFe

  • Experience in gathering requirements, defining agile sprint stories, developing automation procedures as required and conducting demonstrations of proposed solution

  • Knowledge in containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) to enable rapid deployment of infrastructure, application features, defect fixes and continuous integration

  • Experience in Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems/mechanisms and frameworks with test-driven development tools leveraging automation

  • Knowledge of source code version control management concepts (code trunk, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.)

  • Experience with the implementation of provisioning and deployment techniques that include packaging, componentization and microservices, and/or cloud

  • Experience with different HW profiles/processors, Intel, AMD

  • Solid programming skills in: Python, Java/ JavaScript, Powershell, C++, RUST

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS, Azure or Google Solutions Architect, DevSecOps Certs, RHCE (nice to have)

  • Orchestration of physical and cloud infrastructure (Infrastructure as Code)

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

  • Active DoD Top Secret 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

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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