Senior Software Development Lead Engineer

Posted: 2021-04-13


Job Description:

Looking for work life balance working in the comfort of your own home? Leidos might just have the job for you as our latest Senior Software Development Lead Engineer!

Join Leidos Data Transformation team, working on the cutting edge of innovation in AIOps and Cyber AI! You will work on leading teams that are building, maintaining and extending AI & ML models on large streaming data architectures that include spark, kafka, etc. In this role, you will be responsible for implementing, testing and deploying code modules that bring AI and ML to high-impact programs and customers. To achieve these goals, you will work in agile, collaborative, distributed teams throughout the project lifecycle. You will support your team and stakeholders in estimating work, delivering the sprint backlog and minimizing tech debt. You are curious: you ask why, you explore, you are familiar with latest and greatest open source tools, and always fascinated by whats possible and what could be better. You must own the team, and the project, and lead the team with a product-focused mindset.

Fun stuff you will do on the job:
Manage architectural and technical levels of code implementation
Work closely with the scrummaster, product owner, and architect
Write and maintain source code
Implement AI & ML algorithms in spark, collaborating with data scientists and subject matter experts
Support schema design and data engineering efforts
Perform release and sprint planning; participate in software development lifecycle including programming, documenting, managing configuration, testing and bug resolution
Work on a distributed, high-paced, fast-moving and disciplined agile team
Ensure functional and non-functional requirements are delivered

This is you:
BS Degree in aa technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, or mathematics ideal) with a minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with minimum 2 years of prior relevant experience
Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a secret clearance
4+ years of hands-on software development experience
Highly self-driven and motivated to make the product better
A demonstrated product mindset
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to independently use available resources to close knowledge gaps
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
5+ years of experience in Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Kafka, Hive, Spark/Flink, etc)
Functional programming experience
Experience on Kubernetes and/or Docker
Experience with databases (ideally both sql and no-sql), Elastic Search, Flink, Storm, all a plus
Experience with ETL flows
Exposure to graph databases
Good knowledge of Data formats (Parquet, ORC etc.) and consensus management systems
Hands-on experience with schema design, data modeling, and elegant algorithm design

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

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Job Family:

Software Development

Pay Range:

Pay Range $71,500.00 - $110,000.00 - $148,500.00

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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