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Job #: R-00013329
Location: McLean, 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: Civil

Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the transportation industry? Leidos leads the USDOT's research and development of new technologies to improve the safety, operation, and efficiency of the nation's transportation system. We're looking for someone motivated by variety, is seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and will be a key part of a team of developers writing and extending a variety of applications and components in support of transportation research. The successful candidate will have an ability to perform a variety of duties surrounding V2X technology as well as quickly adapt to research and development (R&D) solutions.

Leidos is hiring a Senior Software Engineer in McLean, Virginia, as part of a team of researchers in deployment of the latest automated vehicle technology as a key part of the Leidos team supporting the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) cutting-edge research at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). The role will be a leader in software development as part of a larger research team developing new connected and automated technologies for FHWA. This work involves development and maintenance of various back end systems for such things as roadside data collection and storage, web mapping tools, communications and data transfer, and data analysis, as well as work on vehicle on-board software for automation and connectivity. The successful candidate will be looked to mentor junior staff and may be asked to manage small projects as the organization and contractual situation evolves.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for developing software, primarily using C++
• Technical interaction and discussion with customer and in-house development teams
• Design and Document software components for maximum efficiency
• Development of a suitable project-specific software architecture in conjunction with software platform and re-use requirements
• Additional duties to include: RSE testing, automated test planning and development, software integration, system testing, and user documentation.
• Build and maintain trust with key FHWA stakeholders to facilitate communication on R&D priorities.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
• BS in computer science, engineering or other science discipline
• 4+ years full-time professional experience in development
• Excellent experience with C++ and C/C# in a Real Time Linux environment
• Experience working with Java, Python, SQL, Windows
• Direct experience with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)
• Experience in analysis of wireless, RF and communications/cellular or satellite network performance
• Experience developing to standards. Familiarity with SAE and NTCIP
• Knowledge of Wireless Communication Systems & Methods and Wireless connectivity site evaluation
• Understanding of communication protocols - TCP/UDP, SNMP
• Working knowledge of UML design language
• Experience developing data interfaces and documenting Interface Control Documentation (ICD)
• Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience with ROS
• Hands-on experience developing code with Unity/HTC Vive
• Network design, configuration and maintenance
• Wireless communications, including cellular and WiFi
• Knowledge of IP concepts, techniques and common practices (e.g. working with sockets, internal vs external IP addressing, routing, etc)
• Experience with Git, Maven and Gradle
• Knowledge in any of the following: ITS applications, transportation systems, performing channel loading analysis, test planning and execution, IEEE and other related standards

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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