Lead Software Developer

Ashburn VA Leidos


The National Security Sector within Leidos is seeking a Lead Software Developer with strong systems, software, cloud, and Agile experience to support a complex program to provide Agile development and operations and maintenance for critical systems on a mission-critical program supporting the Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) within Customs and Border Protection (CBP). PSPD supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP critical missions, specifically screening and processing travelers at the ports of entry (POEs) into the United States.

In this hands-on position, you will work collaboratively to architect, design, build, deliver, and enhance highly available, scalable, real time systems. You will exercise your judgment in determining and recommending the best designs based on customer business objectives, timelines and other resource constraints. You will participate in and/or direct major deliverables of projects through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit testing.

In this role, you will lead an Agile development  team in order to successfully support all programs with the design, creation, maintenance, and testing of JAVA full stack web applications. As the Technical Lead, you will also provide technical and team leadership through coaching and mentor ship. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and a highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated experience to successfully lead a development team. 

**This position REQUIRES onsite support in Ashburn, VA, 2 times a week**

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guide team development efforts towards successful project delivery

  • Directly guide a team of 10+

  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentor ship.

  • Monitor team performance; resolve impediments; develop and implement solutions for driving improvement

  • Coordinate schedule execution and plan program-wide software/architecture releases

  • Lead Program Increment (PI) Planning from technical aspect. Grooming the objectives and provide technical details, work on architecture.

  • Lead cross-team collaboration in support of development, testing, and deployment efforts

  • Brief customers on the development progress throughout the PI cycle on program status, including the status of testing, deployment, and release readiness

  • Participating in the design and creation of scalable software

  • Maintain application posture for code coverage and ensure the CM process defined is working for the team.

  • Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design and define needs for build APIs

  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software,

  • Create security and data protection settings

  • Write technical documentation and keep standard software document up to date.

  • Maintain high standards of software quality using software development best practices and automated testing Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.

  • Collaborate with other software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web- and desktop-based business applications built on Microsoft technologies.

  • Collaborate with customer system admins to resolve operational issues

  • Collaborate with government customers on requirements development

  • Provide feedback on development processes to drive continuous improvement

  • Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software.

  • Package and support deployment of releases.

  • Analyze and resolve technical and application problems.

  • Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time and on-budget

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and support ability and effectiveness analyzes

  • Must be a self-starter, strong leader, and have the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency and/or knowledge of the following:

    • Angular,  JavaScript, CSS, & HTML, & Material UI, JAVA etc

    • AWS Cloud, EKS, Kubernetes, Kafka, Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, GIT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

    • Oracle/ MySQL/Postgres, microservices, Springboot, Java.

  • KABANA or Dynatrace dashboard for monitoring and alerting.

  • Security tools like Anchore, AquaScan, etc

  • AWS, CI/CD, Experience in Agile, UX/UI

  • Knowledge of software design patterns.

  • Experience with an issue/problem tracking system (e.g., Jira)

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).

  • Proficiency with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with DevOps frameworks

  • Entity Framework or similar ORM.

  • Continuous Integration, Configuration Management.

  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Management (Apache Active MQ or NIFI)

  • Technical Writing.

  • Past Intelligence Systems experience.

  • Experience with Test Driven Development

  • Some system administration experience 

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain a CBP Background Investigation prior to start

  • BA/BS and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS, biometric, Microservices, User experience , containerization, CI/CD

  • Certifications

  • Active CBP BI

  • CBP experience

  • Cloud certification

  • Experience in Mobile App Development, Microservices. biometric, containerization.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 – $220,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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