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Job #: R-00011780
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

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Leidos is seeking a Jr Software Engineer located in Arlington, VA.

Our Unmanned Systems Software Engineering team includes whole-lifecycle development, including documentation and testing, of prototypes and deliverable systems. When you join our team, you will:
  • Work on artificial intelligence components for autonomous and unmanned ships
  • Collaborate with other organizations to build autonomous systems that can work as a team
  • Develop user interfaces for US Government users
  • Improve the communications system and enhance cybersecurity

You will work on an Agile software development team in an exciting environment. You will travel less than 25% within the continental US to assist with technology demonstrations and testing.

The Maritime Solutions Division (MSD) of Leidos develops and deploys advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other governmental agencies and commercial clients. We are currently seeking qualified, motivated, developers to grow a team working unmanned and autonomous systems development. Current and future projects span advanced concept and prototype development, low-rate initial production and full-rate production. The position will require occasional travel to and coordination with engineering activities at other Leidos facilities, in multiple locations across the United States.

MSD is an industry leader in developing, applying, and advancing the state of the art signal processing technologies for C4ISR systems including distributed netted sensor systems, communications systems, positioning systems, tactical decision systems, and autonomous unmanned platforms. Leidos maritime systems are addressing complex mission requirements and pioneering impressive firsts in the application of novel physical insights translated into advanced signal processing solutions applied to the full range of maritime missions. Our team includes an extraordinary group engineers and scientists, located in Arlington VA, Long Beach MS, Newport RI, Bethesda MD, Poulsbo WA, San Diego CA, and other sites around the United States, who support a broad range of activities ranging from advanced prototype development for DARPA, ONR and other S&T customers to support for ongoing Navy missions. You will become part of an elite team that is a recognized leader in maritime systems development.

Primary Responsibilities

• Assisting other team members with testing and documentation, working as an integrated team.

• Demonstrate their work regularly for customers and management, gaining exposure and constant feedback.

• Software development is primarily in C++, with some Python and Java


• Bachelor's Degree and less than 2 years of related experience.

• C++ development experience on the Linux operating system.

• Experience with configuring and installing Linux and configuring networking.

• Willing to write documentation and assist with testing as part of the team.

• Good communications skills are required.

• Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.

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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