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Job #: R-00049969
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

At Leidos we combine our deep customer expertise with tailored analytic solutions to distill big multi-media datasets into valuable knowledge and insights. We work side-by-side with advanced research and customer-facing organizations such as Amazon, Google, and various top-20 universities to develop solutions.

Our technical software internship allows you the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that is helping to solve our customer’s most complex issues. You will work on microservices and data factory development, covering the key topics of software development, data models/infrastructure, synchronization and orchestration, plus AI/ML applied models.  Your internship experience will equip you with best-in-class skills for your future professional career directions. You will work with senior project developers, engineers, program managers, and experts to assist with on-going applied research projects, develop one or more practical solutions for microservices data factories (under expert guidance), and apply insights using your coursework and professional skills.  Interns may be assigned to more than one project during the summer based the individual’s interests.

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in software design, development, or engineering with at least 2+ years completed. Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Demonstrated software engineering experience from previous internship, work experience, coding competitions, or publications

  • Python or Java language background

  • Docker, Kubernetes (At least Docker would be required, k8s proficiency would be better)

  • Messaging protocols (Apache Kafka good, Apache Pulsar better)

  • Elasticsearch, Kibana (nice to have)

  • Able to navigate AWS

  • High levels of creativity and quick problem-solving capabilities

  • Must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to summarize project activities and findings

Preferred Qualifications

  • gRPC and/or REST (good to have)

  • Prometheus/Grafana (good to have)

  • Zeebe background would be great but I’m not sure we’d get that in an intern

  • Intellectually curious and willing to explore methods and techniques beyond standard school projects and exercises.

  • Ability to start DoD security clearance processing, if desired (US Citizenship required)

  • Desire to continue working with Leidos on a part-time basis during the school year

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Yes, 10% of the time

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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 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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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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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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