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Job #: R-00019212
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Requisition:

Backend Software Engineer

Job Description:

Leidos has a job opening for a Backend Software Engineer in Charlottesville, VA.


Leidos ranked in the top 40 on LinkedIn’s 2016 "Most Sought-after Employers" list. We offer challenging and meaningful problems, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals and growth. Our Charlottesville office is part of a vibrant tech sector in “America’s best college town,” according to the NY Post. You’ll work on a diverse team of software engineers focused on cutting edge applications of virtual reality and livestreaming video. In particularly, we specialize in assistive computer vision, user experience design for virtual and augmented spaces, and ultra-low (100ms) latency applications in the videostreaming space.


-Designing and implementing the first generation of situational awareness tools for virtual reality and augmented reality

-Writing the code to deliver millions of messages per second with Kafka across our open service architecture

-Implementing computer vision algorithms using Tensorflow across heterogeneous compute environments

-Building and extending the underlying algorithms for reconstructing 3d scenes from 2d video-Optimizing the video transcoding pipeline used in our livestreaming application

-Automating the deployment of scalable clusters for video processing


-A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or comparable or four years can be substituted for a degree.

-Fluency in C#, C++, Javascript, Typescript, or Java-Prior experience using Git, SVN, or Mercurial.

-Able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

-US Citizenship is required.


-Personal projects in Unity using C#, particularly for VR or AR platforms

-A proven background in linear algebra with a focus on graphics programming

-Prior experience with computational geometry, particularly related to 3d mesh processing

-Experience with machine learning or computer vision, especially using Tensorflow

-Prior experience with virtualization using AWS automation, Foreman, or Puppet

-Fluency with less common programming languages such as Scala or Rust

-Familiarity with network protocols, routing and subnet masking

-Experience with Angular.js, particularly 2.x+ and Typescript

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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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