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Job #: R-00001492
Location: Newport News, VA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: NACI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Engineer to support NASA's Near Earth Network project in Wallops Island, VA. Leidos is part of the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) team that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA's worldwide satellite communication networks.

This position will involve the design, integration, and test of new satellite ground station software and performing modifications to existing ground station software. The selected candidate will ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into a total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Duties may include:
  • Systems requirements development and allocation
  • Managing software specifications
  • Developing code in accordance with applicable requirements documentation
  • Developing and executing test plans for software system verification and acceptance, and Developing associated documentation
  • Analyzing software systems, codes, and software modules to resolve issues with software functionality and/or performance
  • Supporting the integration of, and transition to new hardware and software systems, and generating related documentation.
  • Approximately 10% travel is required.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, mathematics or a related technical field is required and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is required
  • This position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in the analysis, design, and development of real-time data acquisition software with emphasis in knowledge of POSIX compliant standards as they apply to Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS).
  • Experience in the design and development of real-time data acquisition applications for the Lynx Operating System (or compatible RTOS equivalent) in an X86 environment is required.
  • Experience with multithreading, Network Protocol Stack (Client/Server), and equipment control interfaces (ICDs, API, Library interfaces) is required.
  • Experience with software languages including C, C++, Visual Studio, Java Script, Python, Windows, Linux, Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL is required.
  • A Master's degree in engineering, physics, computer science, information technology, mathematics or a related technical field may substitute for 3 years of experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience with hardware/software testing and requirement verification.

  • Prior experience with projects involving NASA hardware and software interfaces and antennas, including experience with the NASA's Space Network and/or Near Earth Network.

  • This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a trusted background check and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC). Proof of U.S. citizenship is required.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

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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