Senior Software Engineer - Python, Java

Company: Leidos
Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 30.AUG.2021
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Description Job Description: Leidos, with Operations in Columbia, MD, is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join an existing team sup...



Job Description:

Leidos, with Operations in Columbia, MD, is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join an existing team supporting a Department of Defense contract. The Lead Software Engineer will be part of a cross-functional agile team of other Engineers, Data Scientists and Researchers, and Analysts working to refine the requirements backlog and execute the development process to build and maintain an automated system for data discovery. The Lead Software Engineer will be responsible for the primary technical deliverable on the contract and will be supported by the Program Manager to perform the following standard duties:

  • Provides leadership to the development team
  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design, security, and performance requirements
  • 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
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components
  • Write or review software and system documentation
  • 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 database or data repository interfaces/queries
  • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints
  • Perform quality control on team products
  • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
  • Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering
  • Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects
  • Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software

Base Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience as a software engineer / software developer OR Masters degree with 10+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field can be substituted for four (4) years of experience

CLEARANCE REQUIRED to start: Active TS/SCI with Polygraph.

*Will sponsor upgraded clearance for strong candidates with current/active Top Secret/SCI and willing to obtain a polygraph clearance.

**US Citizenship Required.

Required Skills:
  • Expertise in architecting and designing solutions for complex software development projects, accounting for scalability, flexibility, performance, and security
  • Proficiency with Python, Java Script, Express, Angular 2+, REST/JAX/Soap Web Services, HTML5, PostgreSQL and Unix/Linux
  • Experience working in agile or DevOps teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience working directly with customers to discuss their requirements and objectives
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Desired Skills:
  • Systems Administration experience working with Windows, UNIX, Linux, virtualization, Docker / containers, orchestration, and cm/scripting technologies
  • Experience performing development and configuring instance implementations within AWS or other commercial cloud environments
  • Ability to perform independent research and offer approaches to solving complex problems involving technology, process automation, and policy implementations
  • Experience leading geographically distributed development teams


External Referral Bonus:

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Requisition Category:

Job Family:
Software Engineering

Pay Range: - provided by Dice

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