Leidos Civil Transportation Solutions is seeking SW Developers to support the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) program at our Gaithersburg Maryland campus.
This is an exciting opportunity for SW development and SW integration for FAA's oceanic air traffic control system that is currently deployed at three centers, Oakland California, Anchorage Alaska and Long Island New York. ATOP air traffic controllers manage civilian, business, commercial and military aircraft over 24 million square miles of oceanic and adjacent airspace, allowing for reduced separation and emissions while maximizing the use of jet stream, saving transient aircraft significant time and costs. ATOP is a fully automated system allowing 4-D trajectories and providing a graphical display of system-calculated aircraft positions, conflict alerts, message handling from aircraft and surrounding facilities, coordination alerts and system alerts to include anything and everything that may require the controller's attention to be able to successfully separate and enable smooth flow of traffic.
The selected candidate/s will be responsible for SW development, CAS/COTS integration, software integration and prototyping in support of system enhancements as desired and directed by the FAA customer. The primary role of this position is to design, develop, test and deploy highly available software components to include application layer, low-level operating system and/or communication layer (TCP-IP, UDP, SCTP) components. Development activities will generally and typically include requirements analysis, design, code, unit and string testing, code inspections, build controls and configuration management, verification, validation and deployment support.
The development and design scope includes new code, proof of concept/prototyping, maintenance, bug-fixes and integration of the existing or legacy code as required by system functionality change requests (CRs), NAS change proposals (NCPs) and program trouble reports (PTRs). As part of support activities, the secondary role of this position is to provide data analysis, system performance testing or tuning, functional and full-system SW-level integration testing.
- Degree in SW Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering
- 1 - 3 years' experience with a Bachelor's degree or 0 - 1 year with a Master's degree
- Some familiarity with aviation, aeronautics, aerospace or air traffic domains
- Experience with or a good understanding of software engineering life cycle
- Experience with or knowledge of waterfall and agile software development methodologies
- Experience in SW process, process improvement and SW architecture
- Must have coding/debugging experience using C, C++ and Java in the Linux/Unix environment
- Must have some experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Shell or Python
- Experience or familiarity working with legacy system integration of complex CAS/COTS products, including modeling, scenario generation and simulation techniques
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
- Must demonstrate a general commitment to excellence, a dedication to producing quality work products and an ability to learn and apply new skills
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) to work directly with the FAA customers as well as interfacing with other functional areas such as system engineering, integration and test.