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Job #: R-00013149
Location: Lanham, MD
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos heritage companies have significant experience in supporting Census operations in the UK (2001 and 2011), USA and Canada. Building on this experience, Leidos will partner with subcontractors to continue its support of the ONS customer, delivering development, test, and operational capabilities for the 2021 Census. This work includes the production and post-out of blank Questionnaires to Households in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the receipt, scanning, data capture, keying and coding of returned forms. This opportunity is for candidates working towards a degree in computer science, computer/electrical engineering or related discipline interested in putting their skills to work as an engineering professional. The candidate will support the design, development, testing and delivery of the data capture service that will lift data from images of paper questionnaires, provide functionality for end users to key data where the system is not confident of the data captured, and prepare the data for processing by down-stream functions. This work will done out of our Leidos facility in Lanham, MD.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Create detailed software requirements including identification, definition and modeling.
  • Design digital Census forms based off of customer specifications.
  • Implement third-party products needed to support systems and applications, including development toolkits.
  • Develop and conduct unit testing to demonstrate stated requirements are accurate designed and implemented. Collaborate with the Test Engineering team in conduct of functional, system, integration, end-to-end, and performance testing of the solution and address defects to meet application requirements
  • Act independently to resolve design & development problems; engaging more senior engineering resources when appropriate
  • Work comfortably both individually and as part of a team, and be prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way.
  • Display acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges. Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.
  • Analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in Software Development Lifecyle including Requirements Engineering, Design, Software Development and Testing
  • Can communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and Census customers, verbally and in writing
  • Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to repeatedly execute steps and document processes associated with work
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a degree program in a relevant discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming (OOP) using C++, C# or Java
  • Experience integrating commercial software libraries with custom code
  • Experience with source control tools
  • Experience of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
  • Experience with Agile development and tools.

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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