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Job #: R-00052057
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Cyber Security Research and Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

This is an opportunity to join a team of highly skilled, innovated and the best group of individuals out there.  Leidos’ Cybersecurity Intelligence and Response Team (CSIRT) has an immediate opening for a motivated Software Developer. In this position, you will be on the leading edge developing custom tools to protect Leidos, an international company made up of 38,000 employees that provides Defense, Intelligence and Health Products to our customers.  Our goal is to stay ahead and maintain a technical advantage over our adversaries using the latest technical advancements providing global capabilities that our Cyber Defenders use on a daily basis.  While the primary role for this position is development working with in a cyber-security organization, there is opportunity to gain cross-functional experience working directly with our cyber defenders to understand their mission and the capabilities they need to support the corporation.  As a key part of the team, your responsibilities will include all aspects of the software, systems, and platform development lifecycle including work estimation, design, deployment, automation and coding within an Agile and Continuous Delivery model. You will have opportunities to develop custom solutions using modern technologies, which include Python, Docker Containerization, Ansible Automation, CentOS/RHEL/Ubuntu. In this position, you will have the ability to grow thru training opportunities, conferences and collaboration with industry peers and adjacent parts of our business.  You will be challenged and provided a tremendous opportunity for growth in a highly collaborative environment. 

Primary Responsibilities

- Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug mission focused software utilizing modern software languages and tools, such as Python.

- Participate in the full software and systems development lifecycle, working within broadly defined parameters.

- Build and maintain complex network and server clusters and infrastructure, installing, configuring, and tuning hardware and software during setup and maintenance of these systems.

- Use Gitlab development operations, collaboration and source control tools.
- Works independently on moderately complex projects/assignments. May assist other technical staff with tasks and assignments.
- Develop and Document custom capability maintenance Processes and Procedures used by operators
- Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and specifications for design, development and testing. Identify potential roadblocks and develop around them.

- Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics.

- Develop maintainable code that matches specification. Perform unit testing of code, including manipulation of data for analysis of system requirements.

- Own delivery of small parts of a system or application. Work closely with other engineers 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.

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree and 6-10 years of experience as a systems developer.  Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.  The candidate must be familiar with common Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes.

- Should have programming skills in several of the following programming and markup languages: Python, Bash, C++/Rust, JSON/XML

- Familiarity with DevOps processes and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) principles.
- Must have knowledge of Source Code Management concepts (code lines, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.)

- Excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, interpersonal and team participation.

- Problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills.

- Demonstrate poise and ability to act calmly and competently to technical and non-technical challenges.

- Must have strong interpersonal and networking skills.
 - US Citizenship is required and able to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications


-Additional expertise with Machine Learning/AI a plus

-Additional expertise with cloud environments like Amazon AWS or Azure a plus

-Experience in RDBMS is a plus

-Experience in ElasticSearch is a plus

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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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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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