C++ and C# Software Developer
Leidos Health & Civil Sector has an opening for a C++ and C# Software Developer to support the Department of Veterans Affairs Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) Integration Support and Software Support Services program. This position is located at the VA Northeast CMOP in Chelmsford, MA. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping VA CMOP with its mission.
The ideal candidate will have solid core development skills in C++ and C# in a Microsoft .NET environment, coupled with experience with SQL databases and Visual Studio. Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and industrial automation systems is a plus. The ideal candidate will also have experience working in an Agile team environment using code delivery mechanisms such as Azure Dev Ops (ADO) and AWS. The developer will work on a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the sustainment support, enhancement and integration support, and standardization support for CMOP capabilities, along with analysts, developers, testers, production support staff, stakeholders, and external vendor partners.
The developer’s work will support VA CMOP at the VA CMOP-enterprise-level and at the local Northeast CMOP location, within a program team that designs and develops new applications, integrates new solutions into existing applications; and investigates and resolves software bugs and defects for production issues. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills to best support VA CMOP customer representatives and their supporting staff.
The candidate’s standard work hours will mirror those of the CMOP, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. The candidate’s work structure is 2 or 3 days per week on-site (CMOP), and the remainder of time will be remote telework. There may be times when daily on-site work is required, depending upon the needs at the CMOP. The Software Developer may be required to provide on-site support on nights, holidays, and weekends (on average once every two months).
VA CMOP is a network of seven (7) highly-automated production facilities which employ a mixture of robotic devices, conveyor systems, and human factors to accurately fill and ship nearly 120,000,000 prescriptions per year for healthcare beneficiaries that are primarily our nation’s Veterans. VA CMOP published a video on YouTube in 2012 that accurately overviews VA CMOP’s mission and operations: CMOP National 2012 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfYHffF7Qhs.
Travel is not likely, but there is potential for limited travel to VA CMOPs in Dallas, TX; Hines, IL; Murfreesboro, TN; and Tucson, AZ. (< 10%).
** The candidate’s standard work hours will mirror those of the CMOP, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. **
**This position REQUIRES the candidate to be in Chelmsford, MA, 2 days a week**
The candidate will be responsible for the provision of software design and development services in support of maintenance, enhancements and modernization of the CMOP facilities. The software is responsible for order management, inventory control, fulfilling activities and the interfaces with the equipment on the automation floor.
The candidate should have the ability to quickly learn new pharmaceutical production floor technologies, including, control software development tools, sensors and automatic identification equipment and process control equipment.
The candidate should have the ability to adequately document designs, coded solutions, and systems.
Develop automated testing tools.
Write technical specifications and system design documentation.
Develop solutions that integrate with existing VA architecture.
Program using industry standard methods.
Work in Agile team environment with analysts, developers, testers, production support staff, stakeholders, and external vendor partners.
Requires expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.
The candidate may:
Be involved in analyses and the investigation of related applications engineering tasks and prepares design specifications, analysis, and recommendations.
Ensure the compliance of customer standards; also ensures that contractual deliverables assigned are reviewed for completeness and completed on time.
Works closely with other teams, support organizations, program and product management.
Interact with senior management and other engineers. Interaction normally involves matters between functional and technical areas.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline.
8 or more years of relevant experience in creating logical and functional software code in a variety of languages.
If no Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline, the experience requirement is 16 or more years of relevant experience.
Ideally 2+ years of experience in the field of industrial process automation similar to that in the CMOP.
Experience developing systems in the Microsoft environment using Microsoft’s development environments in real-time is required.
Proven experience in developing and supporting large development initiatives that are similar in scope and complexity to the VA’s CMOP.
4 years C#.NET / C++
Half of the tasks for this work require C++ and the other half of the tasks require C#.
The current state of the project is that most of the software running in the CMOP factories is legacy C++.
The future state (objective) of the project is to transition completely to C#. Developers code in C# on new project work when feasible.
Software Developer needs to be equally strong in C++ and C# to support the project.
Experience developing with relational database management systems (RDMS); SQL is preferred.
Experience developing interactive web applications.
Web Services (REST).
Experience with Visual Studio 2019/2022.
Experience with automated unit testing and integration testing.
Collaborator, self-starter, strategic providing input to technical design to meet project objectives.
Ability to work in fast paced environment and deliver results key milestones targets.
Understanding or experience of software engineering and integration processes in multiple environments.
Strong web development experience with a good understanding of MVC and object-oriented programming, in a pharmaceutical or automated fulfilment environment.
Experience working with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) / hardware controls.
Experience with Relational database design and TSQL programming skills.
Experience with SQL Server.
Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) / Azure DevOps (ADO).
Experience with Mid-Tier Application Servers (IIS).
Experience with Agile Methodologies.
Experience with Test Driven Development.
Pay Range:Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Original Posting Date:01/18/2024
While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.