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Software Developer - Journeyman


AI Developer


Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Leidos is actively interviewing for a Software Developer - Journeyman to join our team at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, CO.

Are you ready to take on a challenge in helping protect the U.S. through Missile Defense? Leidos has opportunities now for bright people looking for meaningful and innovative work.

The work includes trade studies, system engineering, model-based system engineering, software development and product testing and deployment. Leidos is focused on finding the best people, processes, and tools that will provide solutions in data integration and fusion, data analytics, data mining, predictive analytics, data visualization, and decision support tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess and ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Develop and maintain mission-critical software in support of missile defense systems
  • Participate in sprint and increment testing to validate software
  • Document and communicate proposed software solutions with integrated, cross-functional engineering teams in a fast paced highly technical environment
  • Stay up-to-date on state-of-the-art programming techniques and software technologies
  • Participate in software design and code reviews to ensure delivery of quality products and enhance skill sets
  • Mentor junior level software developers
  • Ability to create software solutions from established industry standards
  • Work with System Engineering Team to schedule, synchronize and execute demonstration capabilities to customers
  • Work with third-party contractors and stakeholders to coordinate and synchronize work integration

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 – 8 years of experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree
  • Experience coding in C++ and Java
  • Experience developing micro-services and working with containerization
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to convey technical ideas in a clear, logical fashion
  • Ability to translate highly technical discussions into executable plans

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in associated field
  • Currently possess a Secret clearance
  • Experience with missile warning and missile warning defense
  • Experience in algorithm development and testing
  • Understanding of missile warning message types

Experience with the Agile software development process IAW USG defined requirements

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 $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.