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Job #: R-00082142
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos C4ISR Mission Solutions Division is looking for a Development Lead for a software replacement program to support the Space Systems Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  As a Leidos Development Lead you will be joining one of Ethosphere’s most Ethical companies 5 years running.  We provide software development personnel the opportunity to continue to grow with Leidos and help to build our business in the future.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, design, and coordinate with Leidos and subcontractor software developers to identify, develop and execute increment and sprint cycles to replace antiquated software with modern language capabilities
  • Provide development lead support to multiple programs across the C4ISR portfolio
  • Synchronize engineering, logistics, cybersecurity, change and configuration processes to support the overall development timeline
  • Lead troubleshooting, bug-fix and regression testing in support of software deployment to ensure system suitability for operational use
  • Coordinate all cybersecurity activities and requirements in support of software releases and sprints
  • Align development testing activities with the Government and third-party contractor validated requirements and any revisions
  • Work with development teams to troubleshoot complex application coding problems to resolution
  • Provide software testing results to Government and third-party contractors or stakeholders as required
  • Manage peer reviews of artifacts produced as a requirement in an increment
  • Identify, track, resolve and report software or program management issues and/or risks
  • Support implementation preparation for a trial period, Sufficiency of Operational Test Review (SOTR), Operational User Evaluation (OUE), or Full Development Evaluation (FDE)
  • Coordinate with sites, Government and third-party contractors to support installation of software artifacts using the Software Version Description / Software Installation Plan / Site Preparation Requirements and Installation Plan procedures
  • Work with the scheduler to develop and maintain a software development and testing schedule that describes incremental and/or sprint capability deliveries using agile practices
  • Lead an Increment Completion Meetings with the Government
  • Actively participate in Sprint Planning Meetings at the beginning of every sprint following completion of the previous sprint review

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s with 12 years of experience or master’s with 10 years of experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree
  • Currently possess a Secret clearance
  • Experience with multiple software languages:  Linux, Sequel, Java, Java runtime, JRE, C++
  • Extensive experience working with development teams in creating automated testing and conducting software testing
  • Experience with missile warning and missile warning defense

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in associated field
  • Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
  • Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts

Past experience in Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), Global Data Integration (GDI), Space Defense, space object tracking, or other key missile defense programs or areas

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

Covid Guidance

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 43,000 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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