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Job #: R-00044825
Location: NA, VA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.  

The Defense Group of Leidos is looking for a talented Development Operations Engineer to support our programs in Newport News, VA. This position is open to telework.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will work with a software development team supporting programs with the design, creation, maintenance, and testing of web applications using C#, Java, MongoDB, and SQL Server on a variety of platforms.  The successful candidate will have a passion for making software development more enjoyable and efficient for those involved creating it and be detail-oriented and a highly motivated self-starter able to work closely in a collaborative role with other team members.

Primary Responsibilities
In this role you will:

  • Support and enhance the software development, test, and delivery experience within several teams, totaling ~40 members

  • Develop, maintain and champion Continuous Integration & Delivery processes, tools, and execution

  • Conduct DevOps tool research, evaluation, proof of concept, installation, configuration and training; includes testing frameworks, code quality analysis, automated unit testing, etc.

  • Interact daily with technical leadership, quality assurance, and functional peer groups

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field related to Computer Science and eight or more years of related experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • 3-5 years of experience in DevOps

  • Strong knowledge of software deployment, versioning, and release management processes

  • Deep experience with containers and container orchestration (preferably using Docker, Kubernetes, Skaffold, and Helm)

  • Virtual machine management and provisioning using Vagrant, Hyper-V, VMWare, and/or VirtualBox

  • A solid grasp of CI/CD pipeline automation tools (Jenkins, TeamCity, SonarQube, RunDeck, etc.) 

  • Demonstrated ability in writing automation scripts using multiple languages Bash, Python, and PowerShell

  • Windows and *nix OS administration and shell scripting experience in an enterprise production environment

  • Experience deploying applications and workloads to AWS

  • Experience with tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or Chef

  • Experience in network engineering and security principles (e.g. protocols, routing, switching, filtering, firewall rules, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Java build and dependency management systems (e.g., Gradle and Maven)

  • Knowledge and experience with Agile / Scrum / SAFe development methodologies

  • Strong troubleshooting and incident management skills

  • Experience with configuring and monitoring via tools like ELK and Splunk

  • Ability to obtain a TS SCI security clearance (US citizenship)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Management (Apache ActiveMq Artemis, Apache Kafka) 

  • Familiarity with .Net (C#) and Java programming languages

  • Familiarity with various databases (SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB)

  • Experience managing projects within the Atlassian suite of tools (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket)

  • Familiarity with Windows Server and working in a Microsoft Windows Domain (Active Directory, WSUS, Group Policy, etc.)

  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)

  • Technical Writing

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Development

Pay Range:

Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00

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 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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