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Job #: R-00027610
Location: Gunpowder, MD
Category: Software Development
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:

The Leidos Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Portfolio has an opening for a talented Junior Software Engineer to assist the Chemical Biological Center (CBC) – Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Battlefield Integration Branch (NBCBIB) in support of science and technology efforts relating to information systems to help Joint Forces respond to nuclear, chemical, and biological threats.  Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the ideal candidate will support software development, systems integration, testing, and documentation. The Junior Software Engineer will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary team in support of multiple funded projects for various Government agencies.  Support involves implementing, integrating, and testing of software systems and other solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

•    Function as a team member with computer scientists, programmers, program managers, electrical engineers, and scientists by performing research and development on CBRN related software systems. 
•    Assist development of robust software applications and libraries primarily in Java. Other languages commonly used are Python, C#, and JavaScript.
•    Assist development of autonomous systems, integration of command and control software, and integration of CBRN sensors.
•    Assist development of Android applications, both back-end and front-end.
•    Assist production of prototype hardware/software solutions using Raspberry Pi or similar platforms.
•    Conduct software testing, including automated unit testing, integration testing, and end-to-end testing.
•    Analyze test data, and suggest and implement software improvements.
•    Produce software documentation.
•    Participate in field exercises and demonstrations of software solutions.

Basic Qualifications

•    Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science or related field with 0-2 years related experience.  
•    Fundamental understanding of core computer science concepts, including Object Oriented Design, algorithms, and data structures.
•    Programming experience in at least one of these languages:  Java, Python, C++, C#.
•    Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
•    Ability to support field testing several weeks per year, sometimes at remote test ranges.
•    Strong problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Familiarity with Linux.
•    Experience with Android development
•    Familiarity with Git, Maven, Gradle, Nexus
•    Experience with robotics and/or embedded systems.
•    Knowledge of the CBRNE mission space.
•    Knowledge of military C4 systems, including common operating pictures (COPs), radios, and the Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA).

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% 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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