Software Engineer

Columbia MD Leidos


Are you seeking a new and challenging position supporting a complex Program for the Warfighter? Well, look no further! This is an exciting time to contribute to a mission-critical program with lasting impactful results. Leidos is currently looking to add a full-stack Software Engineer (SWE-2) to a growing task. The SWE will translate system requirements into software requirements, perform software design, and implement software applications and features in an agile environment. The candidate must have strong Java, C++, and JavaScript (React, Node) skills. The application stack typically includes micro-services and web applications deployed in an orchestrated cloud native environment (Kubernetes/Docker). Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is necessary in this role.  Day to day activities include working with domain Subject Matter Experts and Systems Engineers to fully understand system requirements; designing and development of back-end services.

Primary Responsibilities

• Perform software development using Java, C++ 

• Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements
• Debug existing software and correct defects
• Provide recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
• Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features
• Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments
• Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
• Write or review software and system documentation
• Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project
• Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries
• Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards
• Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components
• Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confer with users or system engineers; analyze systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigate problem areas
• Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance
• Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design
• Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints: Perform quality control on team products
• Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
• Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project
• Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
• Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met

Basic Qualifications

Fourteen (14) years' experience as a SWE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional SWE experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

  • Java, C++


  • Active TS/SCI Polygraph clearance

  • Linux environment

  • Experience working in an Agile development team

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, etc.

  • Familiarity with Git, Bitbucket

  • Familiarity with DevOps

  • Familiarity Continuous Integration principles

  • Proactive, persistent and diligent in closing actions and coordinating with others

  • Excellent organization and planning

  • Clear verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • JavaScript

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • Cloud native development and deployment

  • AWS experience



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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