Leidos is seeking an experienced Software Program Lead to work on Department of Defense (DoD) Virtual Simulation Training contracts in the Orlando FL area, near OIA. This is an exciting opportunity to provide team leadership and use your experience in interfacing & controlling hardware with software, such as virtual simulation devices & controllers, or as with robotic engineering software controls, too meet the challenges that the software team solves. Your contributions on the Common Driver Trainer (CDT) program safely delivers driver training for life threatening conditions, ultimately saving lives through well trained vehicle operators.
In this role you will work closely with the Program Manager and Chief Architect to oversee all program software development to compose, enhance, debug, deliver and document all major CDT components and procedures. You will lead a team of up to 10-15+ software engineers through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, code and unit test, hardware and software integration.
Lead software engineers/team in agile processes and SecDevOps best practices
Conduct sprint planning & execution
Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics
Communicating software progress in Agile and/or Waterfall processes with all stakeholders
Lead teams to deliver software components on time, at full capability
Synchronizing software actions and efforts with program management, hardware design, production, integration, test, maintenance and on site delivery.
Own the delivery of an entire system or application, and serve as a technical lead on large, complex projects
Break down large tasks into smaller tasks that can be executed by the development team
Work closely with other engineers, hardware, test, production to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development
Build software solutions where the solution is not always well defined, but always considers the customer first
Mentor other engineers in the art of building complex systems
Resolve roadblocks for the development team, working collaboratively with the Product Owner, technical leadership, and other engineers
Experience serving as a technical lead for a diverse team of 10-15+ software engineers; responsible for maintaining work assignments for individuals on the software team to meet schedule for projects and releases; requires hands-on success to mentor junior and mid-level engineers to meet program goals.
Must have solid hands-on experience with C++ and JAVA experience.
Strong experience in Agile Development and continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools
Experience delivering an entire piece of a system or application
Experience with DevOps tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Git, Confluence
Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, JUnit & Selenium
Proficiency with multiple operating systems (Windows, LINUX, etc.),
Excellent written and oral communications skills and management to include presentation and experience discussing resources
Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 12-15 years of software engineering experience or a Masters with 10-13 years of relevant experience.
Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.
Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques.
Deep understanding of software design patterns
Must be able to work well in a distributed, remote team as well as working directly on simulation system hardware when necessary.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work to a predetermined sprint schedule and to specific customer requirements.
Ability to execute in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).
Experience with web application technologies, such as Apache Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
Experience developing and delivering modern software, including virtual machines.
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification (e.g. Certified SAFe Agilist) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Current cybersecurity, cloud, and network product certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCNE, AWS)
Active DoD security clearance
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Software Development
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 www.Leidos.com.
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