Software Engineer

Leidos Holdings Inc. Reston , VA 20190

Posted 2 weeks ago


Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for a Software Engineer located in Reston, VA. Telecommute optional.

At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.Come put your software engineering skills into action! Leidos has openings for talented Lead Software Engineer to work in Springfield, VA or our headquarters in Reston, VA.

The responsibilities for this position include all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding, and automated testing within an agile and continuous integration and continuous delivery model. In this role, you will join a dynamic team that is singularly focused on providing world class solutions to our customers in an exciting, collaborative, and inclusive atmosphere. You will be challenged and provided a tremendous opportunity for growth in a customer-facing, fast-paced, and fun environment.

As a leader, you will architect, design, build, and enhance highly available and scalable next generation systems. You will direct major deliverables of projects through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit testing. Additionally, you will determine and recommend the best designs based on business objectives, timelines and other resource constraints.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, working within broadly defined parameters

  • Own the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application, and serve as a technical lead on medium to large, complex projects

  • Break down large tasks into smaller tasks that can be executed by the rest of the development team

  • Work closely with other engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development

  • Ensure team adheres to agile processes and SecDevOps best practices

  • Build software solutions where the solution is not always well defined but always considers the customer first

  • Mentor other engineers in the art of building complex, web scale systems

  • Resolve roadblocks for the development team, working collaboratively with the Product Owner, technical leadership, and other engineers

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 8-12 years of software engineering experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Understanding of cybersecurity principles, networking, TCP/IP

  • Hands-on expertise programming in C++, Java, or Python

  • Experience with REST, JSON, XML, SAML, YAML

  • Experience across entire software lifecycle from early requirements gathering to rapid prototyping through delivery and sustainment of a system or complex application

  • Experience serving as a technical lead for complex software systems

  • Deep understanding of software design patterns

  • Working knowledge of agile Development and continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools

  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git/BitBucket)

  • Experience with an issue/problem tracking system (e.g., Jira)

  • Proficiency with at least one Relational Database Management System (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, etc.)

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

  • Strong self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance (US citizenship)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of agile development processes and DevOps tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence

  • Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, SonarQube, JUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter

  • Experience developing and delivering modern software, including microservices, containers, and hybrid cloud architectures

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification (e.g. Certified SAFe Agilist) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • Current cybersecurity, cloud, and network product certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCNE, AWS)

  • Active DoD security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Engineering

Pay Range:

About Leidos

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

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.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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Software Engineer

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