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Software Development Cloud Engineer


Software Development


Baltimore, Maryland, United States


Leidos is hiring an energetic, motivated, innovative individual to be a part of our team supporting Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, MD. The Software Development Cloud Engineer works closely with the Program team to manage, maintain, and optimize application’s performance, durability, and cost to best support CMS and the public. You will deliver solutions that ultimately ensure that the functions of Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace are carried out for the US citizen and contribute to efforts to reduce healthcare costs.

As a Software Development Cloud Engineer you will be required to develop solutions that are highly innovative and achieved through research and integration of industry best practices. You will help develop solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff. You will resolve highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation. You will interact daily with various technical resources across different vendors which are fulfilling technical requirements for the customer.

Your goal will be to work with all stakeholders to help Leidos ensure delivery of high-quality, robust, and scalable solutions with minimal business impact. Lastly and most importantly, you will combine your knowledge and expertise of cloud native tools and services along with your knowledge of software development, to build, integrate, and support products and services that Leidos provides to its customer base.

The current work environment is remote leveraging various tools such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Enterprise File Transfer team in leading the support of home-grown Java applications and software integration solutions.
  • Work with the cloud engineering and Enterprise File Transfer teams to build a MFT cloud-native solution in AWS.
  • Assist cloud engineering in designing and incorporating DevOps tool sets into container (Docker, ECS, EKS), serverless (Lambda), or Virtual Machine (VMware, KVM) architectures.
  • Promote strong quality control practices through continuous integration and continuous deployment implementations.
  • Build and support components of a microservice based architecture.
  • Apply Product Management principles to develop, maintain, optimize, and evangelize various products across the CMS ecosystem.
  • Maintain domain knowledge expertise in cloud operations and DevOps best practices.
  • Evangelize internally and to the customer the value propositions of products built.
  • Establish and maintain GitOps practices to manage configuration and changes of infrastructure.
  • Influence development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff.
  • Resolve highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning, and interpretation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or master’s with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Experience in Software Development and proficient in Java/JEE, Python, JavaScript, Go, as well as scripting languages including TerraForm, CloudFormation, Ansible, BASH.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience protecting all layers of the application stack.
  • Knowledge of the Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Cloud cost structures.
  • Strong and relevant experience in cloud technologies, cloud services, IaC, cloud storage, cloud networking and cloud security.
  • Package Management tools: rpm, pip.
  • Extensive experience with container build and orchestration: Kubernetes and/or Docker Swarm.
  • Build Tools: Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub.
  • Dependency Management tools: Maven.
  • Configuration Management tools: Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, CloudFormation, Git.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings.
  • Extensive experience with AWS/Azure CLI, shell languages (e.g., Bash, PowerShell), and formal programming languages (e.g., Python, Golang, Rust).
  • Experience with development and implementing in AWS Commercial and GovCloud Environments
  • AWS Lambda: Proficiency in a Lambda supported runtime (Python, Go, etc.)
  • AWS Step Functions: Building logic/workflows
  • AWS Transfer Family: Familiarity and understanding of ATF, creating custom workflows and triggers
  • AWS IAM: Integration of cross account permissions
  • AWS SQS, CloudWatch, Route53, Eventbridge, NOSQL
  • Strong experience with containers (Docker, ECS, EKS), serverless (Lambda), and Virtual Machine (VMware, KVM) architectures.
  • Experience bootstrapping and automating the build of complete environments using IaC.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively.
  • Ability to adapt and be productive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills supporting multiple stakeholders and business operations.
  • Self-starter, self-managed, and a team player.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cloud Certification (e.g., AWS Certified Developer/SA)
  • Development Certification (e.g., OCP Java EE Application Developer, PCPP)
  • Extensive experience with Terraform, CloudFormation and Packer.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of automating manual processes.
  • Extensive experience with VCS (e.g., Git).
  • PostgreSQL/Oracle integration/data structures
  • Agile-based knowledge and skill, including experience with Scrum Ceremonies and work management tools (e.g., (JIRA, Confluence).
  • Security Skills—Knowledge of information assurance compliance and information security basics within CMS.

Required Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance

All candidates supporting the CMS programs must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years prior to be considered.

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.