Software Systems Engineer

Leidos Holdings Inc. Pasadena , CA 91101

Posted 1 week ago


Job Description:


Leidos is a Fortune 500 company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world's most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Leidos is looking for a Software Development Engineer to support exciting projects with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

This position requires travel to customer sites on a periodic basis.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop data processing software for a special studies ground team to implement in a U.S. Government enterprise architecture

  • Responsible for all stages of the software product life cycle - planning, analyzing, coding, designing, integrating, testing, deploying and providing support for production

  • Define software use-cases, requirements and interfaces

  • Interact with data scientists to convert prototype algorithms into automated, robust data processing software

The position requires an active U.S. TS/SCI security clearance

Required Education / Work Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of software engineering or related experience

This position requires a U.S. Citizen who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization

Required Skills

  • Experience developing with one or more of the following technologies (Python, C/C++)

  • Software development experience in team environment using software configuration management software

  • Ability to establish and follow an enterprise framework for all phases of software development: requirements, design, development, testing, and delivery

  • Experience working with structures and/or thermal design and analysis.

Optional Skills

  • Advanced degrees and certifications

  • Familiar with JPL, NASA, or DoD practices and standards

  • Knowledgeable of software languages (MATLAB, XML, JSON, Java, CUDA, Markup)

  • Understands data file formats and image processing software and tools

  • Experienced with software support tools for version control, issue tracking, collaboration, automation, containerization, document generation (JIRA, GIT, Artifactory, Confluence, Jenkins, Docker, Sphinx)

  • Knowledgeable of Cloud Solutions (Amazon Web Services (AWS))

  • Familiar with software code analyzers/audit tools (Coverity, Semmle)

  • Experienced with utilizing mathematical models and algorithms related to image chain processing

  • Ability and willingness to learn new software skills as needed to perform project tasks

  • Ability to work in a complex multi-task, schedule-driven environment

  • Ability and initiative to perform effectively with minimal day-to-day oversight

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Engineering


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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. 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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