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Job #: R-00067248
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Subject Matter Expert (SME) Software Developer on the ESA V program.  ESA V is an IT applications and infrastructure services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  The program provides a range of IT services, including software application support, enterprise infrastructure support, service desk, ITSM, desk side support, workstation engineering and maintenance, telecommunications and mobility engineering services, managed print services, Active Directory services, and video conferencing. 

This new position is dedicated to a new development effort for the ATF with the goal of building a Firearms Tracing Web Service (TWS) component/API that will allow law enforcement agencies to exchange firearm trace related data more accurately and efficiently with ATF in a real-time automated manner.  This new capability will leverage existing legacy capabilities and in-progress functionality being developed as part of the migration of legacy capability from an on-premise environment to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment.  The legacy ATF system which currently provides related capabilities is eTrace, which is an Internet-based firearm trace request submission system that provides for the electronic exchange of firearm tracing data in a secure internet-based environment.

This position is virtual and requires working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the project needs are met quickly and effectively.  He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision.  Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers and team members to understand requirements, issues and mission needs, and then to be able to translate them into actions. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop Tracing Web Service APIs using Agile software development techniques
  • Consult with the business process owners, customers, users and constituents to develop and analyze customer requirements
  • Collaborate with the System Architect to perform software architecture and design which meets customer requirements
  • Develop and implement highly complex software design solutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices
  • Solve and resolve complex software issues
  • Collaborate with members of project teams to ensure successful, technically sound projects which are completed on time and on budget
  • Perform software testing
  • Create documentation
  • Mentor and assist more junior team members in the performance of their tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years of prior relevant experience; or a Master’s degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience and/or relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Agile Software Development Experience
  • Java Software Development experience with JDK 1.7 / 1.8 or higher
  • Software Development Experience with HTML & CSS
  • Experience with Java Enterprise Edition J2EE Software Development
  • Experience with Web Services & Frameworks including REST and SOAP
  • Experience with JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • Experience with DB Query Languages including Oracle PL/SQL and Microsoft T/SQL
  • Experience with Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J) Middleware
  • Experience with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) Middleware
  • Experience with Apache Web Server
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks including Node, Angular and Express
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Experience
  • Experience with API Testing tools including SoapUI, Postman and JMeter
  • Experience establishing goals and meeting project plan objectives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer interface experience
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
    • Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. 
    • Current clearance is not required, and selected individual can start the assignment prior to the required security clearance being granted by the customer. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technologies
  • Experience with Build tools such as Ant, Maven and Gradle
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and OpenShift
  • Experience with software development tools such as GitLab, Jenkins, Nexus Repository and CloudFormation
  • Experience with software scanning tools such as SonarQube and Tenable, and experience fixing Security Scan findings
  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) such as Eclipse, JDeveloper and VS
  • Experience with Relational Database Microsoft SQL Server or higher
  • Experience with Application Server operations, including WLST and JBoss
  • Government contracting experience, particularly with the DOJ
  • DOJ Clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00


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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, 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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