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Job #: R-00063236
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Development Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team providing support to users leveraging the Atlassian Tools suite to develop future air-traffic control software such as the Federal Aviation Administration's En-Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) technology.  ERAM is the heart of the Next Generation Air Transportation System and the pulse of the National Airspace System helping to advance our transition from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. 
Software Development Engineer Responsibilities:
•    Quickly identify and correct problems in a production environment (Atlassian tools, web server, operating system, and network) to ensure high availability.
•    Plug-in debugging and development 
•    Installation and configuration of Atlassian Tools
•    Installation and configuration of Atlassian Plug-ins
•    Expand knowledge of AWS environment
•    Requires Bachelors of Science degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.
•    Multiple years of Linux user experience.
•    Candidates must have a firm grasp of how to install, configure, trouble shoot, and develop for Jira, Bitbucket, Fisheye, Crucible, Bamboo, and Confluence hosted in a Linux environment. 
•    Atlassian administration and configuration on Linux covering Jira, Fisheye, Crucible, Bitbucket, Confluence, and Bamboo, and plug-ins.
•    Ability to develop custom plug-ins.
•    Linux administration including:
Command line skills
OS installation and configuration
Setup for Atlassian server/data center installation
OS Troubleshooting
Virtual Machine setup and configuration

 RedHat KVM
 Bash/sh scripting
•    Network administration skills including:
•    Linux firewalls/routing
•    DNS
•    Security
•    Troubleshooting
•    Databases (PostGreSql, MySql) on Linux
•    Installation/configuration
•    SQL language
•    Database and role administration
•    Backup/restore and replication on other systems
•    Testing
    Rapidly setup production clones in VMs for testing 
    Upgrade testing
    Custom project design testing
•    Overall troubleshooting skills
    Identifying where the problems lie
    Networking, hardware, OS, tools, or User Error
    Ability to read the linux and Atlassian logs to decipher the problem.
    Isolate a network issue from the command line with tools like ping, telnet, nslookup, netstat.
Preferred Qualifications:
o    AWS experience
o    Working with EC2 instances
o    Storage (S3, local volumes)
o    VPC (private could)
o    Networking
o    Security groups
o    Elastic IPs
o    IAM (user accounts)
o    Cloudwatch (monitoring/troubleshooting/alarms/alerts)
o    FAA Domain knowledge: Previous experience with one or more of the following programs: ERAM, TBFM, TFDM, ATOP, EIDS, MEARTS, AFSS

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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

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