Junior Software Engineer

Leidos Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

Job Description

The Advanced Solutions Group of Leidos has a career opportunity for an entry level Software Engineer in Abingdon, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command. The Software Engineer will be expected to integrate and collaborate with all technical teams to deliver a fully-functional system.

The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander's guidance in the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander's guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.

This effort is to meet the government's objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate common services made available through the Army's Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug mission critical software source code using modern software development languages and tools, such as java

  • Work independently as a contributing member of SW Sprint Team

  • Use Jira, Confluence, Nexus, Stash-Git/Subversion development operations, collaboration and source control tools

  • Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and specifications for design, development and testing

  • Identify potential roadblocks and develop around them

  • Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics

  • Develop maintainable code that matches specifications

  • Participate in Sprint Planning, Estimating, Release Planning, demonstrations and retrospectives

  • Perform unit testing of code, including manipulation of data for analysis of system requirements

  • Work with technical teams, inclusive of systems engineering and test to verify software functionality

  • Other duties as required

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in related technical field or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience

  • Experience in Java/J2EE technologies

  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Good verbal and written skills

  • US citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance

  • Experience working with JAMA, Confluence, Jira, Cameo and other Systems Engineering UML-based applications as well as standard Microsoft Office suite

  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance

  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) development tools, such as Jira, Confluence, Nexus, and Stash-Git/Subversion

  • Experience with automated unit test and test driven development concepts, tools, and languages

  • Experience with Objected Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming

  • Experience designing and building web services, including REST-based services

  • Experience developing applications using network sockets

  • Experience serializing data structures using JSON or SML for communication with web clients

  • Experience using pub/sub message queues, such as 0MQ

External Referral Eligible


Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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