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Job #: R-00015813
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Requisition:

SME- Software Developer w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Leidos seeks a software developer to join a small data services team responsible for ingesting, monitoring, and maintaining a common data layer and creating efficient data structures to support data science activities. The developer shall work closely with members of the data services team, as well as with a development team, which together are responsible for delivering and maintaining a dynamic data science prototyping environment that provides users with compute resources and shared services, tools, and data.  Project priorities are managed by staff managers.

Software developer support for the data services team shall include:

Create data ingestion workflows to populate a common data layer with a standard formatted data product.

Create and maintain a common data ingestion framework that is used to streamline the addition of new data sets to the common data layer.

Monitor and maintain data ingestion workflows to ensure that data continues to flow into the system on a reliable basis.

Create efficient data structures that can be used to streamline access to common mission and analytical functions.

Provide technical support to data scientists and other users of the environment; apply knowledge gained from interaction with users to improve and advance the analytic environment by engaging with the environment dev-ops team to ensure evolving needs/capabilities are being captured and developed.

Mandatory Skills:

  • Requires a BA degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. Experience in lieu of degree may be used.
  • Demonstrated experience with Java programming
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux and bash scripting
  • Demonstrated experience with Apache Hadoop and/or Apache Spark stack for big data processing
  • Demonstrated experience with AWS and Amazon series such as S3 and EC2
  • Demonstrated experience with SQL and relational database technologies, for example, PostgreSQL, MySQL, RDS, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with code repositories and build/deployment pipelines, specifically using Jenkins and Git
  • Demonstrated experience with developing ETL pipelines

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with NiFi
  • Demonstrated experiene with Docker
  • Demonstrated experience with Avro

    External Referral Bonus:


    Potential for Telework:


    Clearance Level Required:

    Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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    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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