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Software Developer ( R-00062240 )


AI Developer



Aberdeen, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Are you a talented software developer looking to work with new tools and technologies on an innovative Cyber program?

Leidos is seeking a Software Developer to provide software development support to C5ISR Center Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Security Operations Center (SOC). Beyond advising and guiding technical matters; you will be tasked with driving implementation and adoption of new tools, research, capabilities, frameworks, and methodologies while developing, testing, documenting, and delivering systems software to meet client needs in compliance with functional, security, and privacy requirements.

This position is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Per contract requirements, U.S. citizenship is required with an active Secret clearance and ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify and offer solutions to gaps in capabilities and visibility

  • Troubleshoots coding / configuration / installation issues of basic to medium complexity.

  • Supports the development of detailed specifications and engage in application design and data modeling discussions.

  • Participate in developing and enforcing data security policies.

  • Participate in capacity monitoring and planning. Build, maintain and execute unit test cases with high code coverage.

  • Responsible for sound and high quality technical deliverables.

  • Analyze and estimate timelines for sprints and releases.

  • Work in an Agile environment and adapt to the changing needs and requirements of the business.

  • Develop and fix issues with highest quality.

  • Work closely with team members to create test plans, and ensure the issues are properly identified, fixed and tested.

  • Develop all code incorporating the best practices.

  • Craft and extend a variety of application programming interfaces for analytic platforms serving cybersecurity operations.

  • Create, implement, update, and sustain several cyber analysis user interface tools with a heavy reliance on a variety of API mechanisms for current DoD clients. Working collaboratively with a small development operations (DevOps) based project team.

  • Responsible for several interfaces across a variety of cybersecurity operational capabilities with a focus on data-driven analytics, situational awareness, and agent-based actions. Proactively learn product frameworks and code base.

  • Hands on working with ElasticSearch backend, including querying and aggregation for building simple and complex summaries of data.

  • Working with SCALA and JAVA created user interfaces as part of a larger big data analytics type framework supporting cybersecurity operations.

  • Design and implement new API features and functionality, as well as updating current API capabilities based on mission need.

  • Building RESTful API for web single page application/s.

  • Analyze requirements from clients to derive software design and performance requirements.

  • Engineer requirements from clients into new features and functionality.

  • Designing and writing new software or existing software to add new features.

  • Debugging existing software and correcting defects.

  • Write and review software system documentation and integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.

  • Test and maintain code base and adjust to varying development schedules as dictated by project needs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with 4+ years of professional experience designing and developing new features or functionality for web-based applications

  • 3+ years of API development experience.

  • Proven experience working across multiple tiers of an application, including backend data store (database, Elasticsearch), network, operating system, and virtual environments. Proficiency with Scala and Java is a must.

  • Proficiency with ReactJS, NodeJS, JavaScript. Proficiency with Elasticsearch API.

  • Experience with Spring and Play Frameworks.

  • Understanding of NoSQL databases and JSON. Experience with application servers (Jetty, etc.).

  • Experience with Python.

  • Excellent object-oriented design and programming skills.

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Candidate must possess an active DoD Secret clearance and be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.

  • Must hold IAT Level II 8570 Certification prior to start date.

  • Must hold Computing Environment Certification prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.

  • People skills and the ability to communicate effectively with various clients with the ability to explain and elaborate on technical details

  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills


External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:$3000

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Software Development

Pay Range: