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Job #: R-00024409
Location: Vista, CA
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: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos/Reveal operation is a recognized leader in the development of threat detection products and services. Our flagship explosives detection system is deployed around the globe to safeguard a diverse and growing number of people, places and transportation systems every day. Leidos/Reveal has built an outstanding reputation while becoming a trusted partner by collaborating closely with our customers to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that consistently exceed their expectations. It is Leidos/Reveal’s talented workforce, where teamwork, individual contributions and innovation are all highly valued, that has achieved these accomplishments.

Leidos/Reveal has an immediate opening for a talented Senior Software Developer in Vista, CA to work as part of a cross-functional team to develop and maintain cargo inspection and avionic detection systems for the Security and Transportation Technology business unit.

Travel: Must be willing to travel abroad.  If travel is necessary, typically will be < 10%.

Responsibilities include:
•    Design, develop, test, and maintain Windows client-server and at times embedded applications using C# and C++. 
•    Develop software following the company's Agile processes and coding standards for new and existing products. 
•    Interact with Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Scientists to develop systems that are consistent with customer requirements. 
•    Utilize object oriented design principals, practices, and patterns to ensure our code base is reusable and maintainable. 
•    Use TDD to ensure the code base is tested and to enable refactoring in the future. 
•    Be proactive in leading group design discussions and/or grabbing another developer to pair program on non-trivial features/code.
•    Report project status and issues to management as required. 
•    Evaluate customer problems, troubleshoot and assist Field Service Engineers, and help customers through problem resolution utilizing effective written and verbal communication skills. 

Required Experience & Education:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related with 12+ years overall programming experience, 3 years of which are product development experience in ‘C’, ‘C”++, C#, or Java. High school diploma with an additional 4 years related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

•    Ability to pass TSA suitability background check.

•    Strong object oriented design skills (OOD). 
•    Demonstrate software leadership capabilities such as coordinating software project efforts 
•    Open to using Agile methodologies and practices. 
•    Ability to create design documentation, requirements specifications, and other technical documentation. 
•    Strong troubleshooting/bug fixing skills. 
•    Ability to work and communicate proactively and effectively in a small cross-functional development team environment. 
•    Willing to travel abroad.

Desired Skills: 
•    Experience with Agile SW practices, particularly TDD. 
•    Familiarity with OO design patterns, design of loosely coupled extensible architectures. 
•    Experience identifying code smells and utilizing refactoring techniques to reduce entropy in the code base. 
•    Experience with a documented form of design such as UML. 
•    Experience with revision control (e.g. TFS) and Agile software process experience (e.g. SCRUM). 
•    Software Development, Multi-threading, TCP/IP networking, bus architectures, Web Services, Visual Studio, ‘C’, C#/.NET, ADO.NET and SQL Server, interfacing with real-time/embedded systems, image processing. 

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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