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Job #: R-00057398
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Software Development
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 has a need for an Applications Developer. This position will be located in the Chantilly, VA area and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph in order to be considered.

The Application Developers will design and deploy tactical applications (e.g. web apps) to aid end users in triaging and exploiting data from multiple sources. The Applications Developers will be part of a team performing end-to-end quality assurance of data feeds and data sets, and providing engineering support for data triage and assessments. They will also identify and document areas for improvement in workflows or systems, attend regular stand-up meetings, and provide input to code reviews. The Application Developers will be responsible for supporting related infrastructure and application development initiatives; supporting monitoring, alerting, and reporting out (e.g. dashboards), and supporting new use cases. They will be expected to use appropriate tools and computer programming languages, such as Python scripts, to collect and process data from a variety of sources and use network APIs to programmatically access data and build user-facing applications to work with that data.

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 programming in multiple compiled and interpreted languages including Java, Python, Perl, C, and C++.

  • Demonstrated experience with HTML, JavaScript, Regular Expressions, JSON, and APIs.

  • Demonstrated experience with shell scripting, for example, Bash.

  • Demonstrated experience presenting complex information from large-scale graph analytics.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated experience with Linux bash shell scripting.

  • Demonstrated experience automating project builds, for example by writing Makefiles, shell scripts, or Jenkins jobs.

  • Demonstrated experience working with application developers to identify and implement infrastructure and deployment requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience in User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) development.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with technical collection.

  • Demonstrated experience with cloud services such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.

  • Demonstrated experience using automated testing frameworks.

  • Demonstrated experience using methods to evade detection when accessing web-based resources.

  • Demonstrated experience with automated deployment tools e.g., Jenkins, Docker, CloudFormation.

  • Demonstrated experience with SQL or NoSQL databases, such as SQLite, MariaDB, or MongoDB.

  • Demonstrated experience with web-based collection platforms.

  • Demonstrated experience with data flow quality assurance.

  • Mandarin Chinese ability (reading) at the 2 level or higher, based on the Sponsor’s or similar rating scale.

  • Demonstrated experience working with users to define requirements for analysts or operational customers.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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