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Software Engineer ( R-00062881 )


Software Engineer



Vista, California, United States


Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Software Engineer in Vista, CA to work as part of a cross-functional team to develop and maintain cargo inspection detection systems for the Ports and Borders group at Leidos. Your role will be to design, develop, test, and maintain Windows client-server using C#. You will develop software following the company's Agile processes and coding standards for new and existing products. Interact with Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Scientists to develop systems that are consistent with customer requirements. Utilize object oriented design principals, practices, and patterns to ensure our code base is reusable and maintainable. Use TDD to ensure the code base is tested and to enable refactoring in the future. Be proactive in leading group design discussions and/or grabbing another developer to pair program on non-trivial features/code. Report project status and issues to management as required. Evaluate customer problems, troubleshoot and assist Field Service Engineers, and help customers through problem resolution utilizing effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required Experience/Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar plus 8-12 years' relevant experience (add'l experience may be considered in lieu of degree). Must have a strong programming background with at least 3 years of production product development experience in C# and at least 5 years of overall programming experience. Must have strong object oriented design skills (OOD). Must be open to using Agile methodologies and practices. Must be able to create design documentation, requirements specifications, and other technical documentation. Must have strong troubleshooting/bug fixing skills. You must be able to work and communicate proactively and effectively in a small cross-functional development team environment.

Desired Skills: Experience with Agile SW practices, particularly TDD. Familiarity with OO design patterns, design of loosely coupled extensible architectures. Experience identifying code smells and utilizing refactoring techniques to reduce entropy in the code base. Experience with a documented form of design such as UML. Experience with revision control (e.g. Git) and Agile software process experience (e.g. SCRUM). Software Development, Multi-threading, TCP/IP networking, bus architectures, Web Services, Visual Studio, ‘C++’, and SQL Server, interfacing with real-time/embedded systems, image processing.

Travel: Must be willing to travel abroad. If travel is necessary, typically will be < 10%.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Software Specialist

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