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Job #: R-00060465
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Are you a software developer with an interest in advancing the art of the possible for mission critical applications? Does the prospect of learning new technologies and applying them in new and innovative ways excite you? Do you have mad programming skills that are the envy of your peers? Then you just might have a home in the Research and Development arm of Leidos National Solutions.  This is an exciting opportunity to apply your extensive Software Development background to drive the next generation of solutions for our customer set.   Working in a dynamic environment, you will be focused on architecting and developing prototypes and operational software targeted at solving our customers’ most challenging problems.

Primary Responsibilities

As an experienced developer within the organization, you will be expected to collaborate and coordinate with a geographically distributed team while working independently to implement the vision.  Software Development, Customer Engagements, demos, inter-project TEMs, and RFP/RFI responses will occupy the majority of your time.  You will learn and apply new technologies in an expedient fashion while taking an active role in shaping the direction of the organization and its solutions.   Your immediate mainstays will be Java, Shell Scripting, AWS CloudFormation, Image Processing, and Web Services in a scalable, reliable, distributed, and performant environment; Analytics, Data Lakes, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Analytic/Knowledge modeling will be on the immediate horizon.  As a senior developer within the organization, you may be asked to lead up efforts as need dictates.  A successful candidate must be comfortable with being technically challenged on an ongoing basis.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of Software Development tackling challenging problems.
  • Team Technical Leadership experience
  • 5+ years of Java
  • 6+ years of Distributed Development / Architecture
  • 4+ years of Object-Oriented Analysis/Design
  • 4+ years of Data Modeling Experience
  • 3+ years of Linux Shell Scripting
  • 3+ years of AWS Cloud Experience utilizing CloudFormation, VPC, EC2 instances, and Security Groups.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Image Processing/Exploitation Experience
  • OpenGL / WebGL Experience
  • Machine Learning / Computer Vision
  • Python / Django
  • Docker / Vagrant
  • RDBMS (Postgres, Oracle)
  • Front End Development (NPM, Webpack)
  • IdAM (OAuth2, Cognito, JWT)
  • Data Lake Experience
  • Analytic / Knowledge Modelling Experience
  • Message Queues / Event-Driven Programming (RabbitMQ, Kafka)
  • Stream Processing Experience
  • Geospatial Analysis / Production Experience.
  • MS Degree in Computer Science
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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

Pay and Benefits

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].

Commitment to Diversity

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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