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Job #: R-00011400
Location: Windsor Mill, MD
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

The Software Developer Intern will provide technical support to the Leidos suite of projects supporting the critical mission functions of the Social Security Administration, Office of Systems Architecture. The selected candidate is responsible for collaborating with a team of developers to gain a complete understanding of the clients' needs. They apply industry best-practices and expertise regarding emerging technologies. You will get a chance to exercise your judgment in determining and recommending the best solution based on customer business objectives, timelines, and other resource constraints. At Leidos we offer engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals and growth.

In this role, you will:
• Support the design, development, and troubleshooting, of mission critical software source code using modern software development languages and tools, such as Java
• Participate in the full software development lifecycle, working within broadly defined parameters
• Use development operations, collaboration and source control tools; e.g., Jira, Confluence, Git
• Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and specifications for design, development and testing
• Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics
• Support unit testing of code, including manipulation of data, for analysis of system requirements
• Own the delivery of and small parts of a system or application
• Work closely with other senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development
• Support software solutions where the solution is not always well defined, but always considers the customer first.

Primary Responsibilities
The selected candidate is responsible for collaborating with a team of developers to gain a complete understanding of the clients' needs. Apply industry best-practices and expertise regarding emerging technologies. Assist team to plan and conduct software testing and document technical specifications. Support technical team to identify tools and resources, in support of customer initiatives, goals, and strategies.

Basic Qualifications
Working toward a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
Experience with object-oriented programming in Java and/or .NET.
An understanding of fundamental software development processes.
A strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques.
US Citizenship or Green Card is required.

Ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
List additional skills and experience that is "nice to have" but not required.
Familiarity some basic web technologies like HTML, CSS, XML, REST, JSON, and JavaScript.
Knowledge of a version control system (e.g., Git, Subversion).
Knowledge of Agile Development methodologies.
Familiarity with multiple operating systems (Windows, LINUX, etc.).


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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