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Job #: R-00023143
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a motivated, self-starter for a scientific programmer position supporting acoustic models and databases for the High Fidelity Simulation (HFS) business area.  This individual will be responsible for integrating models and databases into state of the art training and tactical decision aid systems for the United States Navy.

Job Description

  • Develop and/or integrate acoustic models and databases into US Navy systems
  • Write unit tests to verify and validate acoustic models and databases updates
  • Troubleshoot issues with acoustic models and databases as identified by stakeholders
  • Demonstrate an ability to learn and apply new skills; and acquire new programming languages to fulfill development requirements.
  • Must demonstrate a general commitment to excellence, a dedication to producing quality software products.
  • Be able to work successfully in a team environment of 40+ personnel.
  • Be able to multi-task, change gears quickly, and support emergency requests.
  • Be able to effectively communicate.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Acoustics, or a related field
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in data analysis; or ten years of experience in implementing and/or developing numerical models

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with Linux and multiple programming languages (e.g., R, Python, C/C++, MATLAB/Octave).
  • Knowledge of data analysis frameworks (e.g., Tensor Flow, Orange, Jupyter Notebooks, pandas, or Weka).
  • Understanding of statistical analysis.
  • Experience with data visualization.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired Skills

  • Geographic information systems;
  • Databases (SQL or NoSQL) develop and/or design;
  • Signal and/or image processing; or
  • Big data using cloud computing.

U.S. Citizenship with the eligibility to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance required for employment.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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