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Senior Java Software Engineer ( R-00056781 )


Software Engineer



Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:

Senior Software Engineer

Level T3 - with potential to increase for truly exceptional performance at assessment


As a Senior Software Engineer at Leidos you will be immersed in one of our key programmes – transformation of the UK’s biometrics platform to cloud. On behalf of one of our Government customers you will have direct impact on the current and future iterations of one of our most important pieces of work in critical national infrastructure.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

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 in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. 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.

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

Your role will include

  • Analyse, develop and implement configurations and solutions based on requirements whilst adhering to Engineering governance and best practice.

  • Identify and apply innovative technologies to update existing middleware.

  • Create and maintain documentation for installations, changes and upgrades.

  • Train Junior Software Engineers on updates and new installations.

  • Coordinate with vendors and support team on problem resolution, design issues and upgrades.

  • Perform troubleshooting, incident response, and patching in a timely manner.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems in timely and accurate manner to improve application performance and functionality.

  • Develop and implement strategies for migration, consolidation and upgrade of middleware components.

  • Evaluate system architecture and make recommendations as required.

  • Develop and implement standard processes and procedures for installation, maintenance and enhancement of applications.

  • Drive continuous improvements in your area of expertise

  • Collaborating with and influencing colleagues, internal stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers, ensuring timely delivery of solutions which support the business

  • As the programme turns to transformation, help to transform the systems to be operational in AWS cloud.

  • Be aware of the future pipeline and keep yourself current in the latest technologies


· Java (to Enterprise level)

· Spring

· XML Schemas

· Web Services - XML, SOAP, REST

· Unix

· Build and Test Automation

· Working in an agile environment


· WebSphere Application Server

· WebSphere MQ

· IBM Software life cycle tooling including

· Rational Software Architect

· ClearQuest

· ClearCase


Clearance to Start SC

Clearance for Role SC

What do we do for you?
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)

• Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

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