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Job #: R-00084589
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group has an opportunity for a JavaScript Software Developer with Java and JavaScript skills.  The preferred location in order of preference is San Diego, CA or remote within the US.  The position will be in support of the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research.  You will be joining an existing team that is successfully delivering for our customers and will employ your talents to continue to solve key problems of national importance. We offer a collaborative culture and support for your career goals and growth.  You must have an active DoD Secret security clearance to be considered for this position.

We offer a collaborative culture and support for your career goals and growth.  Although this position’s preference is for the San Diego, remote telework applicants will be considered.  For those considering San Diego, relocation assistance is available for well-qualified candidates motivated to grow their career in San Diego.

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, you will join a small team of developers supporting Navy application development under general supervision as well as:

  • Work hand-in-hand with software developers to ensure successful software execution through Agile software development practices. 
  • Be responsible to document, manage configuration, test, and debug software products.
  • Utilize industry trending technologies like React/Redux, Postgres
  • Develop and design new web applications in JavaScript and HTML 5 in the Windows and Linux environments.
  • Use the SCRUM methodology of development to meet their customer's needs.
  • This position supports remote software development.

Basic Qualifications

  • Position requires US citizenship and an active Secret DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 4 -8 years of related experience.
  • Highly skilled with Java, JavaScript, and HTML5. Requires proficiency with web application technologies (e.g., JBoss, Apache Tomcat, etc.).
  • Proficiency in React/Redux, Node.js, and related JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS are strongly recommended.
  • Ability to complete software tasks within a bi-monthly sprint based on your estimates.
  • Experience with API design.
  • Experience with PKI client and server Certificates.
  • Comfortable with Confluence / JIRA for documentation and ticket tracking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to be proactive and voice opinions when identifying issues/concerns.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background supporting Navy applications and programs especially the Office of Naval Research and NIWC-PAC.
  • Experience with Linux and Windows System Administration. Experience with OpenShift or other Docker/Kubernetes service platforms.
  • Proficiency with dynamic web-application development component libraries such as AngularJS, jquery, and node.js. Proficiency with a Relational Database Management System (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, etc.).
  • Experience with GIT versioning tool.
  • Experience developing web-clients to RESTful web-services.
  • Knowledge of creating reusable solutions to common problems or issues.
  • Knowledge of Agile Development methodologies.
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git).
  • Experience developing in Linux in a virtualized environment.
  • Experience working in government/defense labs and their computing restrictions.

Pay Range:

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


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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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