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Job #: R-00024313
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401-K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.  

We are looking for a talented Software Architect to join our Full Motion Video team. This position will support our ongoing maintenance and revitalization of the AIMES Full Motion Video system for customers in the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) domain for the Army and Air Force customer.  

The position is located in the Leidos Charlottesville, VA office. A relocation assistance may be offered and telework is an option.  

Periodic travel to customer sites is required. 


  • BS degree and 8-12 years of experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Delivering services at scale and experience with distributed systems
  • Ability to independently network and influence client and server teams
  • Be able to obtain a TS SCI clearance upon hire (US citizenship required)

In this role, the Software Architect will:

  • Support Agile software architecture across the teams to anticipate and ward off internal and external design conflicts.
  • Work closely with the Architecture Team Lead, fellow Architecture team members and the Product Manager and Product Owner to achieve program objectives
  • Create artifacts and documentation
  • Attend planning meetings at customer sites


  • Experience working with a geographically distributed team; telework is an option
  • Experience with Full-Motion Video (FMV) streaming standards and technology
  • Experience building software for DoD
  • Experience with testing near real-time systems 
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with NoSQL and Relational databases

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Software Engineering


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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