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Job #: R-00016642
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Lead Software Engineer

Job Description:

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our team in developing unmanned and autonomous ships for the US Government. They will be responsible for managing other resources on the team, performing reviews, coaching, and providing guidance. The candidate will help design, code, and test software as part of a team in Arlington, VA.

Our team supports a variety of projects, making existing ships operate autonomously as well as designing and building new ships. Our software handles ship automation, autonomous navigation, sensor processing, and communications. The team also develops simulations to be used for verification and software testing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a lead and manage other engineers
  • Design, develop, and debug mission critical software source code.
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle.
  • Perform peer reviews of software
  • Collaborate with the continuous process improvement to help the team improve
  • Assist with evaluating field tests
  • Review timesheets and tasking for team members

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field plus 4+ years of software development using Linux and C++
  • Significant experience working in a team environment, including experience providing guidance and coaching to other team members
  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite
  • Familiarity with Agile processes
  • Familiarity with developing and testing for unmanned systems, cyber-security, or task planning
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Experience conducting job interviews
  • Active Top Secret Clearance preferred

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Development



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 33,000 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

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