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Job #: R-00027354
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a Software Engineer who will be responsible for supporting software development activities for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and maritime systems for government.

Primary Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will support the complete software development lifecycle, including: requirements analysis, design, development, testing and support of software applications running primarily on Linux based environments. The Software Engineer candidate will work on multiple types of projects concurrently, including internal research and development projects with varying scope and complexity. Responsibilities for this position also include interfacing with internal and external customers for requirements definition and interface control documents (ICD’s). The successful candidate must be self-motivated and capable of working independently with minimal oversight.

Required Skills and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in software engineering, Computer Science, or related field and a minimum of 4 years of software related engineering experience. (Additional experience, education or training may be considered.)
  • Experience with the design, implementation and debugging of applications primarily in C/C++ and other object oriented languages such as Java.
  • Design and development of user interfaces using Eclipse, Qt Creator and other IDE’s on a Linux operating system.
  • Working knowledge of multiple operating systems (Ubuntu, Red Hat, etc.).
  • Experience with various design patterns such as MVC, SOA, publish-subscribe and state machines using open standards, services and interfaces.
  • Experience developing device drivers that implement serial and TCP/IP interfaces for controllers, actuators and sensors.
  • Experience with version control system such as Git and/or SVN.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).
  • Must have the ability of obtaining and maintaining a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing applications for autonomous systems
  • Proficient with UML modeling for software designs using commercial tools such as Enterprise Architect
  • Previous experience working in development team that used an Agile methodology
  • Experience in developing JAUS and/or ROS componentsKnowledge of UNIX based shell scripting (BASH)

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% 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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