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Job #: R-00001537
Location: White Sands, NM
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Engineer to join the TT&C group to support the Space Communications Network Services Contract (SCNS) at the White Sands location in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The job duties will include software requirements gathering, software design, development, troubleshooting and debugging. Leidos is part of Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) team that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA's worldwide satellite communication networks.

Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These two terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. The WSC also serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

This position requires the ability to obtain a Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs systems modeling, simulation and analysis to provide appropriate software solutions.
  • Provides input for documentation of new or existing programs to ensure information accessibility, as required.
  • Participates in designing, developing, troubleshooting and analyzing software programs that operate with hardware systems.
  • Assists in customizing purchased applications and assists in maintaining program libraries and manuals based on research and customer needs.
  • Provides feedback and reports to management on the status and availability of software and hardware to ensure proper functioning.
  • Works with customer(s) to provide hands-on first level support.


Typical Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, computer science, information technology, mathematics, management information systems, or related technical field and 2+ years' experience in software engineering or operating systems programming.
  • 2+ years' experience working with design and coding languages.
  • 2+ years' experience working with software design principles.
  • 1+ year experience working with computer hardware.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years' experience in software engineering or operating systems programming preferred.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills for design, creation and testing of software.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members.
  • Communication skills to interact with team members and support personnel.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.


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 www.Leidos.com .

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 Leidos.com 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 spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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