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Job #: R-00019215
Location: Eagan, MN
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Requisition:

Software Developer Intern

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Developer Intern who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the development of software that improves aircraft runway and terminal congestion.

Nationwide congestion is increasing, and the need for efficient aircraft traffic planning is critical.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) is the surface management solution that will provide NextGen Air Traffic Control capabilities to improve air traffic operations in the National Airspace System (NAS).

The Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM) program is a Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program based on airport surface management provides that efficiencies for both the airport surface and terminal airspace by providing a new and comprehensive integrated surface traffic control and management system.

TFDM functions include:

  • Surface Collaborative Decision making (SCDM), departure scheduler and other airport decision tools
  • Electronic Flight Data (EFD);
  • Enhanced Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)
  • Replacement or integration of multiple systems in the National Airspace System (NAS). 
  • TFDM will share data among: controllers, aircraft operators, and airports so they can better stage arrivals and departures and manage traffic flow within terminal airspace for greater efficiency. 
  • Stakeholders will have a shared awareness of flights on the ground and in the air, the ability to exchange data electronically, with the goal of a continuous real-time picture of traffic volume and airport resources, making flights more efficient from gate to gate.


  • Working both as a member of a team and independently the successful candidate will be:
  • Modernizing the air traffic control tower equipment by improving the exchange of electronic flight data and implementing electronic flight strips.
  • Streamlining the schedule sequence of departures to improve efficiency on the surface.
  • Optimizing the experience for the flying public, Air Traffic Control, and the airline industry by improving the collaboration and decision-making capabilities between the gate and the tower.
  • Developing and maintaining the FAA air traffic control display software within the object oriented environment (primarily C++/Java) on a UNIX/Linux platform.
  • Performing  software development as needed for the TFDM system
  • Providing support needed for system engineering
  • Articulating user needs and requirements from high level user stories
  • Developing the design for the user interface framework including client and server side components; analyzing and designing databases within an application
  • Working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


  • Must have a High school education or equivalent and 1+ years of related experience.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a degree program in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience in object oriented design and development with the C++/Java programming language
  • Experience in use of the UNIX and Linux operating systems

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in following a documented Software Development Process
  • Experience using version control tools such as Git, Subversion or CVS
  • Familiarization with the Atlassian Tool Suite and JIRA

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Intern Technical




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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