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Job #: R-00057231
Location: Herndon, 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
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Systems Engineer to perform software design and development activities in accordance with the approved development approach for the task(s). This position requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph and is located in Herndon, VA.

We seek innovative solutions and encourage formulation of new cloud architectures and designs which generate advanced products and capabilities to maintain equal pace with rapidly changing market conditions. The Systems Engineer may be directed to reuse existing components. The Systems Engineer will work closely with team members and customers to develop software to meet mission requirements.

The Systems Engineer will use iterative and Agile software development methodologies and practices, and work with cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure. They will participate in the planning and implementation of software development and all aspects of the software development life cycle, such as requirements definition, design, code, debugging, verification and test, and maintenance of software modules. The Systems Engineer will pursue different technologies and develop new software modules to be used in complex software systems. SE will provide the immediate technical support necessary to meet critical operational requirements and schedules. The Systems Engineer will also manage and track project tasks through the team's JIRA site within assigned project boards.

Mandatory Skills:

  • Requires BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

  • Demonstrated experience with infrastructure-as-code software, such as Terraform, Packer, Ansible or Puppet.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining solutions based on infrastructure-as-code software.

  • Demonstrated experience deploying solutions onto AWS or Cloud platforms.

  • Demonstrated experience performing software or system development on Linux platforms.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Linux-based operating systems such as CentOS or RHEL.

  • Demonstrated experience working with web servers such as Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat or Nginx.

  • Demonstrated experience scripting languages such as shell and Python.

  • Demonstrated experience with object-oriented languages and programming, such as Java or similar.

  • Demonstrated experience working with web technologies such as CSS or HTML.

  • Demonstrated experience using version control systems such as GitHub.

  • Demonstrated experience using build automation and continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins.

  • Demonstrated experience using issue tracking software such as Jira or Redmine.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience programming in Ruby.

  • Demonstrated experience using NoSQL databases.

  • Demonstrated experience using AWS VPCs, Security Groups and Network Access Control Lists to se-cure services running on AWS.

  • Demonstrated experience deploying solutions onto Azure.

  • Demonstrated experience taking a system through the security accreditation process.

  • Demonstrated experience organizing and running Sprint Planning meetings.

Certification: (Desired)

AWS Developer Associate certification or similar certification

External Referral Bonus:


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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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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