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Job #: R-00022810
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos’ Cybersecurity Intelligence and Response Team (CSIRT) has an immediate opening for a motivated Mid-Level Systems Developer.  In this role, you will work with Cybersecurity Engineers and Analysts in the organization to design, develop, and deploy custom capabilities that cannot be achieved with commercial security products today.  As a key part of the team, your responsibilities will include all aspects of the software, systems, and platform development lifecycle including work estimation, design, deployment, automation and coding within an Agile and Continuous Delivery model. You will have opportunities to develop custom solutions using modern technologies which include Python, Docker Containerization, Ansible Automation, CentOS/RHEL, Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), Open Source based Intrusion Detection Systems (OS-IDS), and Open Source Automated Threat Indicators Sharing projects.  You will be challenged and provided a tremendous opportunity for growth in a highly collaborative environment. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

- Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug mission focused software utilizing modern software languages and tools, such as Python.

- Participate in the full software and systems development lifecycle, working within broadly defined parameters.

- Build and maintain complex network and server clusters and infrastructure, installing, configuring, and tuning hardware and software during setup and maintenance of these systems. 

- Use Kanban/Gitlab development operations, collaboration and source control tools.

- Works independently on larger, moderately complex projects/assignments. May assist other technical staff with tasks and assignments.

- Develop and Document custom capability maintenance Processes and Procedures used by operators 

- Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and specifications for design, development and testing. Identify potential roadblocks and develop around them.

- Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics.

- Develop maintainable code that matches specification. Perform unit testing of code, including manipulation of data for analysis of system requirements.

- Own delivery of small parts of a system or application. Work closely with other engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development.

- Build software solutions where the solution is not always well defined but always considers the customer first.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelor's degree and 4-7 years of experience as a systems developer.  Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.  The candidate must be familiar with common Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes.  

- Should have programming skills in several of the following programming and markup languages: Python, Bash, C++/Rust, JSON/XML, JavaScript

- Familiarity with DevOps processes and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) principles.

- Must have knowledge of Source Code Management concepts (code lines, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.)

- Excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, interpersonal and team participation.

- Problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills.

- Demonstrate poise and ability to act calmly and competently to technical and non-technical challenges.

- Must have strong interpersonal and networking skills.

- US citizenship is required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in any of the following would denote an exceptional candidate, but are not required:

- Good understanding of cloud technology (AWS), virtualized containers, web-enabled database applications, network security, security engineering, data integrity, intrusion detection, firewall, TCP/IP, virtual private networks, public key/infrastructure/digital signatures, encryption.

- Develop code (e.g., Python) to interact with Rest APIs and API driven security technologies to automate security tasks (e.g., Siemplify, Demisto, Phantom) aimed at removing human errors and human inconsistencies.

- Familiarity with databases (NoSQL and Relational) such as MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.

- Experience with developing software in the Linux environment (e.g. RHEL, CentOS).

- Familiarity with top network security protocols and appliances such as gateways, routers, firewalls, switches, and high speed packet capture (10Gbit/s, 40Gbit/s plus)

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Software Development

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 www.Leidos.com.

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