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Job #: R-00027202
Location: Pasadena, 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:

Leidos is seeking an experienced developer with a strong background in Python and JavaScript who can support full-stack engineering efforts, and lead the development of new products and features in the PDS Imaging Node suite of capabilities. The selected candidate will be responsible for architecting, designing and building scalable, and innovative software.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the development of front-end and back-end capabilities across diverse product lines and products.
  • Support the adoption of modern development best practices.
  • Support open source participation and enable meaningful contributions from diverse users globally.
  • Enable large-scale application and data migrations to cloud infrastructure and leverage cloud-native enabling technologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other Technical Discipline or equivalent professional experience and a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • 5+ years of experience using full-stack software development experience, with a strong focus and background in Python, Javascript, HTML5 and jQuery.
  • Experience with databases such as SQL/SQLAlchemy, ZeroMQ, etc.
  • Proven track record of delivering highly-performant and scalable software solutions, and commitments to customers.
  • Proficient in distributed version control systems (DVCS) such as git/GitHub.
  • Proficient with unit testing using Junit or similar technologies.
  • Experience working on agile (e.g., Scrum, XP, Kanban) teams.
  • Experience with building RESTful microservices.
  • Experience with JMS enterprise messaging technologies such as ActiveMQ or ZeroMQ.
  • Experience with static analysis (e.g., Semmle, Coverity, SonarQube) and remediation.
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in software design, object-oriented programming and design patterns.
  • Familiar with infrastructure automation technologies (e.g., Ansible).
  • Familiar with deployment and operations in cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS).
  • Demonstrable knowledge and implementation of modern 3rd party tools, frameworks and APIs to drive efficiency, performance and robustness to our software solutions.
  • Experience building responsive and cross-browser compatible web applications with a strong UI focus.
  • Knowledge of best practices & patterns for large scale web applications.
  • Experienced in a collaborative fast-paced agile development environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; superior organizational and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with planetary data systems or space data standards.

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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