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Job #: R-00049014
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opportunity available for two Software Engineers on a project located in the Reston, VA area. These positions require an active TS/SCI with Polygraph in order to be considered.

The Software Engineers will support the Enterprise Authorization Services’ access control component tasked with improving consistency, compliance and security measures needed to enhance data sharing across the Enterprise. The selected individuals will leverage cloud hosting availability and self-healing capabilities to ensure that Identity Access Management (IdAM) services can meet availability, scalability and security objectives. Services such as Externalized Authorization are leading to a paradigm for IdAM, leveraging state of the art solutions using industry standards. These Software Engineers will install, deploy, and maintain the access decision services COTS products and develop critical software components that leverage COTS APIs. They will collaborate with various technical personnel to integrate and develop new digital policies with the enterprise service. In addition to other responsibilities, they will also participate in the testing process, support end user training, utilize Agile and Scrum development methodologies, create documentation, communicate the strategy and progress of authorization services to technical and nontechnical audiences, research standards, and engineer a system upgrade to increase process automation for the enterprise's Digital Policy Management (DPM) system.

Mandatory Skills:

  • Translating technical specification documentation into implementation requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining complex APIs.

  • Demonstrated experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS) including Cloud Formation, Dynamo, RDS, and S3.

  • Demonstrated experience deploying solutions to a cloud environment such as AWS, Oracle, and MS Azure.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating with COTS applications.

  • Demonstrated experience using Junit for functional, integration, and unit testing.

  • Demonstrated experience with Linux.

  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and debugging software in a production environment.

  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting user issues.


  • Demonstrated experience developing in an Agile team environment.

  • Demonstrated experience with the data management lifecycle, governance, best practices, and challenges.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering enterprise level IdAM services.

  • Demonstrated experience conducting all phases of continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrated experience with XACML.

  • Demonstrated experience with COTS digital policy tools.

  • Experience using digital policy authoring languages, such as those based on sequel query languages and scripting languages.

  • Demonstrated experience with risk management activities such as identifying, citing, ranking and establishment of appropriate mitigation approaches.

  • Demonstrated experience with SQL.

  • Demonstrated experience with back-end, service-based, automated testing.

  • Demonstrated experience with workflow tools such as tool selection, design, implementation, and optimization.

  • Certificate Management (x509).

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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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 40,000 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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