Senior Software Engineer

Bethesda, MD
Posted: 2021-04-13


Job Description:

Are you ready to join Leidos all-star team? Through training, teamwork, and exposure to challenging technical work, let Leidos show how to accelerate your career path.

The Leidos Innovations Center has an exciting opening for you, our next Senior Software Engineer, to assist with the implementation of a state-of-the-art technology stack supporting our expanding and developing NMEC DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) program in Bethesda, MD or Reston, VA. Our next Senior Software Engineer will be working with other developers, software architects and system engineers to deliver and maintain a robust software platform, focusing on design, development and integration of a full stack containerized microservices architecture. We would like to see you participate in fostering DevOpsSec processes while building strong cross functional collaboration with all areas of development, test and deployment in a dynamic and fast paced environment in support of intelligence community analysts whose mission is to solve unique and challenging problems.

You will work closely with the chief architect, systems engineers, software and data engineers, and system administrators on the following key tasks:
Work with our engineering and infrastructure teams to design and implement high-availability, high-performance big data ingestion and discovery systems
Design, develop and maintain framework components and libraries
Coordinate with D3P teams to prioritize product backlogs for Sprints and releases
Assist with monitoring & reporting technical variances; facilitate resolution of technical issues that adversely impact successful product delivery
Assist with identifying and supporting external dependencies where needed

This is you:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or related technical field with 12+ years in software engineering or 4 years of additional years of experience in lieu of degree
Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
Expertise with developing on-premise and cloud big data applications in Python and/or Java
Expertise with Microservices architecture development in native and hybrid cloud environments, to include enabling technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
Experience with software configuration management tools such as Git/Gitlab
Experience with Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, RabbitMQ or other messaging technologies
Experience with REST APIs and web services
Experience with Elasticsearch
Experience with databases (Relational and NoSQL)
Experience working with Linux operating systems
Experience with big data technologies including Hadoop, HDFS, and Spark
Experience with object storage APIs (Amazon S3, Pure, etc)
Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with customer representatives, domain experts, systems engineers and architects
Ability to work well/collaborate with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of system integration activities

You will wow us even more, if you have these skills:
Masters Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or related technical field
Experience with big data storage technologies including HDD, SDD, and Amazon S3
Experience with experience with load balancers such as Apache, Nginx, HAProxy
Experience with system performance tuning and optimization
Experience with data engineering and ETL
Experience with Jira, Confluence and Agile/SAFe software development
Experience with DevSecOps in Intelligence Community or other government agencies
Experience with software development environments and CI/CD tools such as Jenkins and Nexus
Experience with configuration management tools such as Salt or Ansible
Experience working in classified development environment, to include security engineering best practices
Strong knowledge of networking and internet protocols
Detailed oriented/self-motivated with the ability to learn and deploy new technology quickly



External Referral Eligible

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Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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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