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Job #: R-00028470
Location: Bowie, MD
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division of the Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) currently has an opening for a Principal Software Engineer to support EW programs in Bowie, MD.  The PSE is responsible for all software product development/delivery for complex communication systems in a highly dynamic and challenging environment. 

We’re looking for an experienced engineer with solid software development skills who is familiar with agile development techniques and interested in both hands-on development and technical leadership responsibilities.  Experience with RF sensors is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

•    Development of new components (Java and C++) to support mission-based systems.

•    Recommending new solutions to meet the evolving programs software requirements. 

•    Provide technical guidance in software design and development activities.

•    Working with other engineers in planning, prioritizing and executing assigned tasks within deadlines.

•    Recommend new technologies to ensure quality and productivity.

•    Assist in the maintenance and upgrade of existing software applications.

•    Support existing components to include the troubleshooting of fielded systems in operational environments.

Security Clearance:

•    DOD SECRET Clearance with the most recent reinvestigation within the previous six years.  The position provides the opportunity to upgrade to at TS.


•    BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering and more than 8+ years of applicable software design and development work experience.

Required Skills:

•    Demonstrated hands-on development experience with Java required, other programming languages such as C++ highly desired

•    Experience designing, implementing, and testing software for multi-core systems running Linux.  Experience with CentOS 6 and 7 preferred.

•    Experience with common build tools and products such as Make & Autotools

•    Experience using version control (Subversion (SVN), GIT, etc.) for source code management

•    Experience with Boost C++ Libraries, TCP/IP and UDP sockets

•    Experience with producing software builds & releases using a combination of above-mentioned tool suites

•    Experience with software lifecycle product development from requirements specification through design, implementation, and testing phases

•    Ability to analyze software systems, codes, and software modules to resolve issues with software functionality and/or performance

•    Ability to support integration of, and transition to new hardware and software systems, and generate related documentation

Desired Skills:

In addition to the required skill list above, the ideal candidate will have some level of familiarity with one or more of the following:

•    Basic understanding of Cyber Security as it relates to the Software Deployment Life Cycle

•    Experience with common programming languages used in the management and configuration of build infrastructures such as Bash, Python, XML, etc.

•    Scripting language experience such as Python or Perl

•    REDHAWK operating system

•    Experience with NVIDIA GPUs and CUDA Toolkit

•    Experience with transport layer protocols, and networking

While familiarity is preferred, it is not required and the candidate will have the opportunity to branch into these areas during the course of their duties.


Electronic Warfare

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Software Engineering

About Leidos

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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