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Operations Engineer - Software


Software Engineer


Morgantown, West Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers' success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

Leidos has openings for talented Operations Engineer - Software to come work in our state-of-the-art facility in Morgantown, WV. The responsibilities for this position include providing subject matter expertise in Kafka and Confluent to multiple Agile development teams supporting a new Department of Defense program. In this role, you will join a dynamic team that is singularly focused on providing world class solutions to our customers in an exciting, collaborative, and inclusive atmosphere. You will be challenged and provided a tremendous opportunity for growth in a customer-facing, fast-paced, and fun environment.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your Resume with us today!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Stand up and administer complex cloud-based and on-premises Confluent Kafka clusters.

  • Provide expertise in Kafka brokers, ZooKeeper, Kafka Connect connectors, Schema Registry and Schema Validation, ksqlDB, Confluent Rest Proxy, and Confluent Control Center.

  • Ensure the optimum performance, high-availability, and reliability of deployments.

  • Create and configure topics, configure replication, deploy monitoring tools, and configure alerts.

  • Perform benchmarking, performance analysis, and tuning.

  • Contribute to design and capacity reviews to right-size deployments.

  • Secure deployed systems according to strict government requirements.

  • Monitor, prevent, and troubleshoot security-related issues.

  • Provide strategic vision in engineering solutions with respect to Kafka / event streaming.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 8 or more years of software engineering experience or a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 6 or more years of software engineering experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Fluency in design, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Kafka messaging systems.

  • Strong working knowledge of the Confluent Platform.

  • Solid experience with containerization and orchestration technologies in complex production environments.

  • Experience building integrations with legacy systems

  • Demonstrated system engineering experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of the AWS services.

  • Good programming knowledge/experience with one or more languages.

  • Ability to guide and mentor team members on using Kafka.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Knowledge of Agile Development tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence.

  • Experience developing, testing, and fielding production-grade Kafka Connect connectors.

  • Detailed understanding of ksqlDB configuration, development, and tuning.

  • Understanding of data warehouse architecture and data modelling.

  • Strong skills in in-memory applications, database design, and data integration.

  • Experience working with Air Force/Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

  • Experience working in a multi-level classification environment.

  • Active DoD security clearance.

Clearance Required:

  • Must be a US citizen with ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

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Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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.