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Senior Lead Software Engineer


Software Engineer


Lawton, Oklahoma, United States


Are you a skilled Software Engineer looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level if, so?

Leidos Aerospace Systems, CEMA Dept at Leidos is seeking a talented Senior Lead Software Engineer in Lawton, OK to join our local development team. You will be instrumental in creating unique solutions for complex problems in system security, engineering, and defense domains.

Bring your passion for software design and development to build, deploy, design, and maintain mission critical solutions that support our customers’ mission objectives. As a Senior Lead Software Engineer, you will be working with other software engineers and product managers, contributing directly to feature design and architecture.

Our team is primarily in-person in Lawton. We place emphasis on trust, respect, asynchronous communication, creativity, and valuing the mission of our customers.

In the Senior Lead Software Engineer role, you are a key individual contributor, and you’ll have the opportunity to apply your unique combination of technical skills to develop our customers’ solutions. In addition, you will leverage your skills as a leader and a mentor to develop the software engineers you work with.

If you’re ready, take the next step, APPLY!

Primary Responsibilities


  • Demonstrate technical leadership to a team of software engineers in developing offensive and defensive cyber tools focused on Radar and C2 systems.
  • Develop simulations to emulate threat realistic CEMA environments.
  • Mentor and develop tother software engineers.
  • Research current and future cyber security threats against military systems.
  • Drive continuous improvement by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Define the technical direction of our products technology stack.
  • Work with subject matter experts and customer liaisons to define and develop solutions that solve our customer’s problems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical degree.
  • 8 plus years of full-time experience in an agile software engineering team environment.
  • Live in Lawton, OK or be willing to relocate into the area.
  • Be willing to travel approx. 10% each year if necessary — moderate travel to testing locations, typically CONUS.

Must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Final Top-Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive experience with software engineering and should be prepared to demonstrate:
    • Expert experience in software architecture and design
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading Software Development team(s)
    • Expert in C++ or Python.
    • Deep understanding of Linux platforms
    • Experience and interest in fundamental networking implementations and concepts.
    • Experience with Agile software development, CI/CD toolchains and DevOps (e.g., Atlassian suite, git, Jenkins, Artifactory)

Experience with the following tools, concepts, and products is a plus:

  • Ubuntu, Red Hat, Kali Linux, or similar
  • Networking Protocols
  • Wireshark

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.