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Job #: R-00083555
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos seeks a Mid-Level Software Engineer to lead the creation of new software capabilities within a matrixed research and development organization. This position will be responsible for creating new concepts for IT and Computer Science applications and writing original code. This position requires advanced knowledge (at least three years) of computer science, application building, requirements collection, simulation, data analysis, test, and verification of software simulation or decision systems. A successful applicant will be able to write various coding languages (for example: Java, C++, Python, R, JavaScript, HTML), construct enterprise IT systems using web servers and databases (for example: JBoss, Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Docker).

A successful applicant will also need to be able to Mentor and lead teams of other subject matter experts, guiding and teaching senior people as well as junior in the process of defining new systems to achieve specific research goals.

A current TS/SCI security clearance is also required.

This software development positions leads activities and performs them. It is a key role within multiple active R&D projects. The focus of this position is on the creation of new, novel, and imaginative approaches to solving difficult analytical problems within the government problem domain.

Required qualifications:

- BS in degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems Engineering, or relevant systems or science discipline and 4-8 years of experience or Masters degree and 2-6 years of experience.

- 3+ years’ experience in the intelligence and/or DoD communities

- 5+ years’ experience with software development

- 5+ years’ Java experience, building Swing or AWT based thick clients, and html/jsp user interfaces, data storage back ends in json, sql, or no-sql databases. Experience building simulation “gameboards” and scenario-design tools

- 3+ years’ experience delivering tools or solutions to end users, guiding them through adaptation, and working through emerging requirements.

- 3+ years’ experience with detailed Agent-Based simulations, formatting input or post-processing output.

- Experience using MASON simulation library

- Ability to conceive of, prototype, and present new analytic tools that deal with qualitative and user survey collected data as well as geospatial, numeric, and scientific data and programming

- Capability to execute Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) scripting, build custom scripts, generate docker containers, and collect data within both a Windows and a Linux/Unix environment

- Ability to work closely with users to design, build, prototype, and deploy software systems within highly managed government environments

- Experience documenting software systems using Word, PowerPoint, or in-line help pop-up hints

- Experience explaining or teaching software systems in a meeting or conference setting

- Ability to work individually, as well as within a larger team construct

- Excellent technical writing, communication, and customer relation skills
- Highly detailed oriented

- Adept at working in a fast-paced environments
- Ability to resolve complex, unclear problems and issues with research and nontraditional solutions

- Expert is creating briefs and papers using Microsoft office


Desired Technical Qualifications:

  • MS in degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems Engineering, or relevant systems or science discipline
  • Experience with Machine Learning
  • Working knowledge of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) – Research & Development Directorate
  • Experience working with Combatant Commands
  • Ability to work closely with users to design, build, prototype, and deploy software systems within highly managed government environments
  • Java experience (3+ years), building Swing or AWT based thick clients, and html/jsp user interfaces, data storage back ends in json, sql, or no-sql databases. Experience building simulation “gameboards” and scenario-design tools would be especially valuable.
  • Ability to design and build software systems “from scratch”
  • Experience to documenting software systems using Word, PowerPoint, or in-line help pop-up hints. Experience explaining or teaching software systems in a meeting or conference setting.
  • Ability to work individually, as well as within a larger team construct
  • Experience delivering tools or solutions to end users, guiding them through adaptation, and working through emerging requirements
  • A history of working with detailed Agent-Based simulations, formatting input or post-processing output would be preferred. History of using MASON simulation library especially valuable.
  • Capability to execute ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) scripting, build custom scripts, generate docker containers, and collect data within both a Windows and a Linux/Unix environment
  • Ability to conceive of, prototype, and present new analytic tools that deal with qualitative and user survey collected data as well as geospatial, numeric, and scientific data and programming.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

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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 www.Leidos.com.

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