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Job #: R-00026425
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Are you a software developer looking to make a difference, building next-generation mission-critical systems?   Do you have an appetite for learning and applying new technologies in a creative fashion?  Have you survived the crucible of a Computer Science degree from a world class institution?  Then you just might have a home in the Research and Development arm of Leidos National Solutions.  This is an exciting opportunity to apply your burgeoning Software Development skills to drive the next generation of solutions for our customer set.   This is a dynamic environment that is focused on architecting and developing prototypes and operational software targeted at solving some of our customers’ largest challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

As a nascent developer within the organization, you will be expected to collaborate and coordinate with a geographically distributed team while working as a critical part of the team to implement the vision.  Software Development intra-team TEMs will occupy the majority of your time.  You’ll be expected to learn and apply new technologies in an expedient fashion while taking an active role in team discussions that shape the implementation space.  Your immediate mainstays will be Java, Shell Scripting, AWS CloudFormation, Image Processing, and Web Services in a scalable, reliable, distributed, and performant environment; Analytics, Data Lakes, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Analytic/Knowledge modeling will be on the immediate horizon.  Primarily, a successful candidate must be comfortable with being technically challenged on an ongoing basis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires BS degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of Software Development tackling challenging problems.
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience of Distributed Development / Architecture
  • Understanding of Object-Oriented Analysis/Design
  • Experience with Linux Shell Scripting
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance. Your clearance will be sponsored and not required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Image Processing/Exploitation Experience
  • OpenGL / WebGL Experience
  • Machine Learning / Computer Vision
  • Data Modelling / Data Lake Experience
  • Analytic / Knowledge Modelling Experience
  • Stream Processing Experience
  • Geospatial Analysis / Production Experience.
  • AWS Cloud Experience utilizing CloudFormation, VPC, EC2 instances, and Security Groups
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

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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