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Job #: R-00018139-OTHLOC-PL-2D2400
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

Leidos is seeking a Software Quality Architect that can serve as a source code quality subject matter expert with cybersecurity expertise providing leadership to identify and propose remediation solutions to clients, and peer software developers/engineers.  The contributions from this position will elevate skills and experiences enterprise-wide to support Air Force and Navy full-scope mission planning efforts. The position can be supported from San Diego, CA; Orlando, FL; Walton Beach, FL; or Lexington/Boston, MA. 

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, your primary focus is the elimination of repetitive software-based security vulnerabilities, software performance optimization, and effective utilization of .Net Core and Java-based coding best practices to achieve software assurance goals and ensure program support for mission critical operations.  Day-to-day activities will involve collaboration with an array of software development teams embracing leading edge methodologies for Agile software development and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). 

You will be responsible to conduct analysis of Fortify and/or other code quality assessment tool results to identify vulnerabilities best fixed sooner-than-later.  Review source code and coding practices responsible for identified vulnerabilities and prepare recommendations for developer remediation actions.  Arrange and conduct code remediation review discussions with developer teams for determining best methods for permanently eliminating recurring vulnerabilities.  Contribute to code scanning process configuration and optimization recommendations.  Contribute to Cyber architecture reviews.  Contribute to SAFe Program Increment planning activities.  Attend IVV&E/Cyber Software Authorization team deficiency mitigation progress review meetings.  Develop best practice governance to provide proactive developer guidance.

The successful candidate will have a strong software development and cybersecurity background and will participate as part of a source code analysis team.  Proficiency in software development concepts tied to cybersecurity best practices is a must.  Experience on Static and Dynamic code analysis tools is strongly preferred.  The candidate‘s success criteria will include collaborating per expectations across multiple external development teams as well as the government customer understanding how to design and build secure micro-service based solutions for the next generation of Mission Planning software.  Other activities will include ability to create and communicate cyber-focused reports and proactively provide recommendations for rectifying software vulnerabilities across various enterprise-wide architectures.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Level Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field with a strong understanding of service-based architecture concepts
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level I certification (e.g. Security+ CE) required at time of hire
  • 8+ years of software engineering and/or software architecture experience in .Net and Java environments
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpreted and compiled languages: C#, Java, C/C++, Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML/CSS
  • Experience with Web services development (REST, SOAP, SOA, OWASP Top 10)
  • Static source code analysis experience remediating of cybersecurity software findings
  • Excellent tactical written and verbal communications skills including patient teaching/training abilities for advancing both developer and team-member capabilities
  • Professional or academic experience with DevOps/SecDevOps
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Development, Cyber Security, Systems Engineering or comparable field of study
  • Experience as either an Agile Scrum Master or Product Owner
  • SAFe Agilist certification or other SAFe role certification
  • Proficiency utilizing an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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About Leidos

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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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.

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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 [email protected].

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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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