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Job #: R-00032371
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Sr Algorithms Development Engineer in the St Petersburg, FL area in support of our Security, Detection and Automation business.

Job Description Summary:

The Sr. Algorithm Development Engineer will assist in the development of prototype code and implementing image-processing/computer vision/Machine Learning techniques leading to regulator testing and certification.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This process includes design, development, implementation, testing, analysis, data organization and writing technical reports
  • Develop new algorithms as well as improvements applied to previously developed algorithms.
  • Re-architecting, refactoring, and improving of software quality of existing code
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C++ using good software engineering techniques.
  • Decomposition complex software development projects into manageable tasks and providing level of effort development estimates
  • Interfacing with other software teams to interface, integrate, and deploy algorithm component with external software components
  • Implement other team member’s ideas as well as working independently.


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer / Electrical Engineering or a similar subject and a minimum of 6 yrs+ of relevant experience.
  •  Extensive computing and strong image processing / computer vision / Machine Learning background
  • Strong knowledge of C / C++ programming languages, Matlab, and Linux / Unix  operating systems and scripting
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Candidate should be flexible to adapt to the requirements of the algorithm development process.
  • Candidate should be organized in storing, communicating technical results and reports in an easy and traceable way to retrieve data to its source
  • Candidate should be self-driven, identify problems, share, discuss possible solutions and focus on completing all necessary tasks
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 10% travel required
  • Eligibility to apply for secret clearance 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in GPU programming
  • Knowledge of Python or similar
  • Solid web-based programming skills and relational databases programming
  • Advanced degree in related subjects such as computer vision, image processing and :
  • Strong understanding of statistical pattern recognition and classification
  • Basic knowledge of X-ray systems and technologies
  • Current secret clearance
  • Knowledge of Six sigma or other continuous improvement processes


External Referral Bonus:


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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