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Job #: R-00067045
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for an experienced Software Systems Engineer to support tasks on the contract related to DevSecOps and Analytics.  This includes providing and assisting with innovative design, engineering, and integration support for new and existing capabilities within the new UCSA environment by improving the lead-time and frequency of deliverables through enhanced engineering practices.  In addition, the position will support the development of tools, analytics, and visualization capabilities supporting the DCO warfighter with the objective of delivering value to the end user as quickly and securely as possible.

This is a telework friendly position but will require the employee to report to the site as required by the customer. The Software Systems Engineer should reside within a 150 mile square radius of Ft. Meade.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Under minimal direction, provides specialized expertise within multiple systems, software disciplines, as well as general knowledge of related disciplines, applications implications, and customer areas.  Responsible for performing in-depth analysis and technical support of systems software products, including complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, operational integration, and user support.  Assists in the planning and conversion for new hardware/software products.  Maintains currency, debugs and configures related software products.  Provides operating systems planning and evaluation for performance analysis, capacity planning and hardware upgrades.  Works from specifications to develop or modify operating systems applications.  Assists with design, coding, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.  Interfaces with other system support groups to resolve problems, setting standards and improving overall efficiency of the operating system.  Designs, codes, tests and implements tools for operations automation.  Works on most phases of software systems programming applications, and may require instruction and guidance in other phases.

  • Support Prime to incorporate as much of a DevSecOps pipeline into the UCSA lab environment as possible.

  • Support Prime to perform analysis of the data sets within the UCSA environment in order to determine the best approach for developing analytics and visualizations.

  • Look for opportunities for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions when applicable.

  • Re-use available technology to the greatest extent possible, with considerations for integration, configuration management, and future requirements for enhancements.

  • Leverage an iterative and/or agile development process providing the Government and the end users with the opportunity to review and provide feedback on developed capabilities to inform ongoing development iterations.

  • Make BDP, analytics, visualizations, and analytic capability source code and executables, to include installation images, available for download by UCSA stakeholders via the CIE. Vendor shall provide source code and/or installation images on physical media (e.g. DVD) to the Government upon request.

  • Support Prime to perform all software maintenance and sustainment related tasks to newly created and existing COTS/GOTS developed solutions and tools, analytics, visualizations and analytic capabilities. There are approximately 30 capabilities currently in production in the UCSA AOR.

Basic Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable and experienced with many open source and proprietary products and technologies in the DCO environment and be able to learn and adapt to new technologies and paradigms rapidly.

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in big data analytics, utilizing or creating services that interact with Elastic, Hadoop, Accumulo, etc. and using their respective access control mechanisms.

  • Proficient in: Java, JavaScript, ExtJS, Python, Scala, R, Structured Query Language (SQL), Ruby, XML technologies and JavaScript Object Notation

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline and 5 years of experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Can be waived if approved by the Prime.

  • Qualified IA personnel IAW DoD 8570/DoD 8140, minimum IAT II.

  • Active Secret Clearance Required with ability to obtain a Top Secret

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with DISA Network Enclaves

  • Expertise performing data scientist functions; includes hands-on experience writing code, designing analytic models, creating Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) logic, modeling databases, writing very complex queries.

  • Expertise developing applications on the Apache Hadoop Map Reduce framework.

  • Expertise developing dashboards and Technology Add-ons (TAs) for Splunk.

  • Familiarity with coding applications that utilize the following cloud backend components: Elastic, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Hadoop Database (HBASE), Accumulo, PostgreSQL, Storm, Spark, Kafka, and various middleware components.

  • Expertise in modern software architecture frameworks, service oriented architecture and design patterns.

  • Expertise in developing and calling web services (Representational State Transfer (REST), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), etc.) APIs and frameworks to interact with various data producers and consumers.

  • Experience with tools like Maven and Sonatype Nexus

  • Experience wtih Full Stack development (front and back-end)

  • Experience with front-end frameworks like Vue.js, Angular, and/or React.

  • Experience with software repo and build tools like Gitlab, GitHub, Jenkins, etc.

  • Experience with popular cloud platforms like AWS or AWS GovCloud

  • Experience with Kubernetes or other containerization orchestration platforms. 

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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® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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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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