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Job #: R-00027309
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: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Development Engineer to support exciting projects with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop data processing software for a special studies ground team to implement in a U.S. Government enterprise architecture.
  • Responsible for all stages of the software product life cycle – planning, analyzing, coding, designing, integrating, testing, deploying and providing support for production.
  • Define software use-cases, requirements and interfaces.
  • Interact with Data Scientists to convert prototype algorithms into automated, robust data processing software.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 12 years of software engineering or related experience.
  • TS/SCI Security Clearance.
  • Experience developing with one or more of the following technologies (Python, C/C++).
  • Software development experience in team environment using software configuration management software.
  • Ability to establish and follow an enterprise framework for all phases of software development: requirements, design, development, testing, and delivery.
  • Experience working with structures and/or thermal design and analysis.
  • This position requires a US citizen who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees and certifications.
  • Familiar with JPL, NASA, or DoD practices and standards.
  • Knowledgeable of software languages (MATLAB, XML, JSON, Java, CUDA, Markup).
  • Understands data file formats and image processing software and tools.
  • Experience with software support tools for version control, issue tracking, collaboration, automation, containerization, document generation (JIRA, GIT, Artifactory, Confluence, Jenkins, Docker, Sphinx).
  • Knowledgeable of Cloud Solutions (Amazon Web Services (AWS)).
  • Familiar with software code analyzers/audit tools (Coverity, Semmle).
  • Experience with utilizing mathematical models and algorithms related to image chain processing.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software skills as needed to perform project tasks.
  • Ability to work in a complex multi-task, schedule-driven environment.
  • Ability and initiative to perform effectively with minimal day-to-day oversight.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

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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