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Job #: R-00043680
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: NACI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for an experienced Java Backend Software Developer capable of supporting an enterprise level system for a Department of Veterans Affairs program. This position is 100% remote.

The Senior Software Developer will be capable of working with a high performing team in a DevOps environment. Candidate will be capable developing services for processing and validating X12 transactions that will be deployed in AWS. As a senior developer, the candidate should be able to perform development tasks and troubleshoot issues with minimal oversight. The candidate will support analysis, design, development, testing, debugging, deployment and documentation for new product features. The candidate may participate in stakeholder and product owner meetings to define software requirements. This position requires the candidate to be able to immediately integrate with the team and start work with minimal oversight.

Must be a strong verbal and written communicator, able to communicate with non-technical and technical customer personnel. Must be able to work with a dynamic and diverse team of management, technical and engineering staff. Will be able to develop, document, and maintain standards, best practices, and system usage procedures. Will be able to regularly and actively participate and contribute in various project meetings as a subject matter expert. Will be able to deliver on schedule.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required. 8 years’ experience. 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • Must be able to create logical and functional software code in a variety of languages. Must have experience in understanding and articulating the benefits and risks associated with different coding languages in different functional environments. Must have experience reacting to problems and correcting the program as necessary.
  • Must have software development experience creating and deploying .NET services in an AWS and/or Docker environment.
  • Experience with .NET Core, Entity Framework
  • Web Services experience required.
  • Experience coding in Java and Spring framework
  • Experience with AWS services such as S3, SQS, Lamda, Glacier, AWS Batch, etc.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment using automated builds, testing and deployment
  • Experience working with large teams using Agile / SAFe methodologies
  • Experience working with Agile project systems such as Jira, Rally, or Rational
  • Experience with software version control systems such as Git
  • A self-starter and be able to work on multiple complex projects
  • Excellent technical problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work
  • Strong attention to detail and thorough in completing tasks
  • Proven experience in developing and supporting large development initiatives that are similar in scope and complexity.
  • Strong time management and coordination skills, and ability to adjust in fast-paced environment and deliver results key milestones targets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Veterans Affairs background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Current or previous experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs or other federal agencies highly desirable
  • Experience in the field of Electronic Data Interchange including healthcare claims processing and X12 transactions
  • Experience developing services for processing and validating X12 transactions
  • Setting up and configuring AWS components such as SQS, AWS Batch using CloudFormation
  • Experience working with Oracle and MS SQL Server databases
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS

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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

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Software Development


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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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