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SME IT Developer, Applications


AI Developer


Lanham, Maryland, United States


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The Digital Modernization Sector at Leidos is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) IT Developer for a contract with a large federal agency who will support application development to deliver a cloud-based platform containing a portfolio of solutions/products capable of resolving issues across all lines of businesses pertaining to that federal organization. Experience integrating applications into large, complex system environments is required. Experience with no code/low code platforms (i.e. Pega, Salesforce, Service Now) in addition to full stack JAVA is needed. The SME IT Developer will leverage their applications-development and integration expertise in modernizing a cloud-based platform to collect and analyze data, catalog issues, and develop potential solutions with the aim of improved efficiency for users and significantly reducing the redundancy of current legacy systems. The ability to effectively lead other developers to an on-time delivery of quality software is required. Additional responsibilities may include writing and maintaining source code, creating, and maintaining software applications, and applying frameworks involved in a software release in a cloud-based context.

This position offers a hybrid work schedule of 50% telecommuting and 50% in office (Lanham, MD)

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The Mission

The Digital Modernization Sector delivers secure, mission-focused solutions at scale to accelerate our customer’s digital transformation objectives. We do so by providing resilient enterprise IT solutions and managed services that leverage trusted AI and full-spectrum cyber to increase efficiencies, decrease burdens, and minimize vulnerabilities in complex IT operations.

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

The Challenge:

  • Serve as the Leidos technical leader for IT developers of applications, supporting timely and accurate deliveries of computer programming, documentation, configuration management, code quality and testing.
  • Develop creative application architectures and coding frameworks that meet the specific needs of the customer and user groups.
  • Demonstrate extensive technical knowledge in application development, compliance with required standards, execute consistent processes to develop, control and deploy code with a high level of integration.
  • Show leadership in daily scrum meetings to provide the status on the work items to the team members and project manager(s)
  • Possess knowledge of and ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Enhance the development and unit tests of all code for successful integration and use in multiple generations of technologies that exist in a complex IT environment.
  • Applications may be to modernize older legacy systems using IT funded resources such as Common Services, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and Extracts, Transform and Loads (ETLs).
  • Recommend solutions and approaches to challenges during development as well as challenges that occur post-deployment and in production.
  • Ensure developers are conducting application development tasks including requirements analysis, formal verification, formal validation, code reviews and other quality procedures.
  • Produce technical documentation in support of engineering solutions that include, but are not limited to, architectural drawings, detailed design specifications, and thorough implementation instructions.
  • Become expert in the customer’s requirements for compliance to architecture and development standards, and ensure compliance by developers on the team.
  • Meet the performance and availability standards required for all applications.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Coach and review the work of lower level technical staff
  • Develop technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solutions.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and client project team members.
  • Work collaboratively with team members regarding solution design, processes and/or approaches that meet the requirements.

What Sets You Apart:

  • BS degree and 8 to 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 to 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Ability to multi-task, complete tasks without direct supervision, and function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to delegate, define roles among subordinates, and provide a supportive environment that fosters creativity and problem solving with a focus on successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work and communicate with and adapt to personnel at all levels and from technical disciplines (software developers, test engineers, system engineers, etc.).
  • Know IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM).
  • Experience with Pega COTS development platform or other no code/low code platforms.
  • Know SAFe Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with rationalizing applications and workloads across a secured infrastructure, ensure application performance and availability.
  • Experience in requirements analysis and the translation of requirements to application architectures and features.
  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills.
  • U.S. Citizenship or is a lawful permanent resident having been granted the right to live in the United States indefinitely.
  • Proximity to work primarily onsite with the customer at the New Carrollton Federal Building, secondarily at Leidos HQ in Reston and remotely within one to two hours driving distance of the customer.
  • Ability to be cleared by the US Government via a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) which includes being current with tax obligations.
  • This offer is contingent upon Leidos being awarded a contract under which the work will be performed.

You Might Also Have:

  • Experience working on projects in an IRS/Treasury environment.
  • At least one COTS development platform Pega certification.
  • Experience in Cloud deployments such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.
  • Previous program management experience running applications development or infrastructure based programs for US federal customers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cloud based application development or infrastructure sustainment.
  • Cloud Technical, Business or TCO Accreditation.
  • Cloud Architect, DevOps or SysOps Associate or Professional Certification.
  • Active IRS MBI.

Original Posting Date:


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.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.