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Job #: R-00013837
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.

At Leidos, you'll be joining the most talented and diverse engineers in the industry. Leveraging these close-knit and long-lived teams, our model is unique in the defense industry for eschewing the common focus on individual contracts. Instead, our engineers have access to a varied array of career options and tracks that let them pursue their passions without having to sacrifice personal success

We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.

Our new Charlottesville office is proud to offer a chance to solve challenging and meaningful problems in an engineering-focused 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.

Software Engineer, Applied Aeromancy
We are seeking talented Software Engineers for the Applied Aeromancy team with significant prior experience using Azure or AWS for a broad suite of services. You would join an existing Scrum team for application transition and elastic scalability in production. In this role, you would be supporting a broad spectrum of programs, such as designing the next generation of autonomous ships or deploying bleeding-edge site reliability tools and practices into secured environments. Your responsibilities would center on performing the initial triage of systems and system designs then architecting their use of elastic provisioning and containerization. As a result, this role is a 30/70 split between architecture and software engineering and could be expected to progress along either career track, depending on your career aspirations.

The Immediate Need
Successful candidates have most or all of the following qualifications, generally demonstrated concretely on professional projects:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Four or more years of professional experience in product-driven software engineering at scale
  • Fluency in C#, Java, or Scala, and familiarity with Python, Bash, or Powershell
  • Professional experience with a cloud provider, ideally Azure or AWS
  • Ability to obtain a US Government TS SCI clearance (US citizenship required)


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.
  • Priors with the production deployment of Spark, Accumulo, Kafka, or Kudu
  • Professional experience with schema design for SQL or NewSQL databases
  • Priors with the design and implementation of serverless application models
  • Professional experience with test-driven development and refactoring
  • Access to third level spells from the wizard or sorcerer list
  • Demonstrable understanding of RESTful API design
  • Professional experience with Ansible or Docker


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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