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Job #: R-00011951
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos In Brief
Leidos is considered one of the most innovative defense contractors by both customers and competitors. We are also ranked as one of the world's most ethical companies by the Human Rights Campaign and Ethisphere. Our new Charlottesville office is proud to offer a chance to solve challenging and meaningful problems in a skunkworks culture with concrete support for your career goals and growth. Join a decades-long tradition of elbow grease and good software as we expand in Charlottesville and come make something new.

Leidos is seeking skilled engineers to fill the role of System Engineer, AR/VR looking to pioneer the first generation of situational awareness systems built in augmented reality. As part of the Perception Lab research team, these engineers can expect to pick their specialization in either the development of the UI/UX or the implementation of the responsive backend for it. This is a technical lead role, and as such is a hybrid position split between spearheading the engineering work and providing mentorship and guidance to the team.

The Immediate Need
Successful candidates have most or all of the following qualifications, generally demonstrated concretely on professional project.
  • Master's in Computer Science or Bachelor's with 4-8 additional years of experience; additional work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Two years of professional software engineering experience in Unity development.
  • Fluency in C# and some familiarity with Python
  • Able to obtain a DoD TS SCI Clearance


The Future-Proofing
We believe that the following skills are good predictors for long-term success in this role and career track. Ideally, candidates will have at least one of these and possibly two or three.
  • Additional professional experience in Unity, particularly for VR or AR platforms
  • Experience in applied research roles for UX or other experiential design disciplines
  • Proven expertise in the design of scalable asset pipelines for live deployment
  • Experience with both WebGL shaders and modern material-based systems
  • Fluency in Rust, Scala, or another modern mixed paradigm language


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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