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Job #: R-00119335
Location: San Antonio, TX
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Are you interested in working for a Fortune 500 Company?

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 fulfill our customers’ most challenging requirements. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business and is a hallmark of our long-standing tradition.

If this sounds like an organization you’d like to be a part of, read on!

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Systems Engineer at Lackland AFB, TX. This position is part of a large program supporting the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command’s (ACC) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

Are you ready to take on a challenging opportunity?  Keep reading and see if you qualify!

Primary Responsibilities

Design and develop software applications.  Collaborate with stakeholders/project managers to determine their requirements and develop software solutions that meet the specific needs of military operations, including command and control systems, communications, ISR systems, and cyber defense tools.  Test and validate software.  Conduct thorough testing and validation of software applications to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and compliance with military requirements. Identify and resolve bugs or issues in a timely manner to minimize risks to mission-critical systems.  Maintain and upgrade existing systems.  Provide ongoing support and maintenance for deployed software applications and systems. Implement updates, patches, or upgrades as needed to address evolving threats or emerging technologies.  Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.  Work closely with engineers, analysts, 3rd party vendors, and defense industry professionals to develop integrated solutions and share best practices. Communicate effectively with non-technical team members to ensure a clear understanding of project requirements. Prepare technical documentation, user manuals, and training materials for customers, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to effectively use and maintain software systems.  Stay current with emerging technologies and apply this knowledge to develop innovative solutions to enhance military capabilities and ensure a technological edge.  Collaborate with stakeholders to create comprehensive security policies and guidelines for containerized applications and infrastructure, addressing vulnerabilities and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI security clearance

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software/Electrical Engineering and 6+ years of relevant experience.

Experience with BASH scripting and Linux Command Line

Experience in debugging different microservices

Excellent verbal and written skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous assignments/work in Cyber operations supporting the ACC ISR enterprise

Experience with C/C++, Python or PowerShell

Experience with full-stack development including User interface/User experience (UI/UX)

Experience using Javascript-based front-end technologies (e.g., React, Material UI, etc.)

Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Self-starting and innovative mindset

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $141,000.00

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 46,000 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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