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Java Software Engineer ( R-00071876 )


Software Engineer



Remote, United Kingdom


Job Description:


Leidos are a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

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!

We are in search of a Java Software Engineer.

  • Work in any location in the UK

  • Have current Security Clearance

The role:

  • You will be responsible for design and software engineering delivery across one or more Critical National Infrastructure programmes.

  • You will partner with Agile Delivery Leads, Technical Leads, Product Owners, Bas and Testers to implement tools and platforms that continuously deliver high-quality products to Leidos’ customers.

  • Required skills and experience:

  • An experienced software Java focussed engineer, used to developing systems in complex vendor and customer landscapes from discovery to live service.

  • Experience in Agile and Scrum environments.

  • Hands on experience of UI technologies including Javascript, the React framework and CSS.

  • In-depth understanding of concepts of microservice architecture, API and event driven architectures using Apache Kafka and Redis.

  • Excellent demonstrable delivery experience in Java-based applications using Spring Boot.

  • Hands-on experience designing and delivering solutions that leverage AWS native and vendor platform services including Kubernetes, RDS, SQS, S3, Elasticache for Redis.

  • Hands-on design of solutions that use complex service orchestration and leverage container management and orchestration technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Helm and Chart Museum.

  • Possess a strong security and data privacy-oriented mindset, aware of secure coding techniques and best practice.

  • Broad implementation experience with DevOps technologies such as GitLab, Artifactory, Jenkins, Grafana, Kibana

Additional beneficial skills and experience:

  • Experience in development of Digital Products in a government organisation – familiarity with Government Digital Services (GDS).

  • Experience building Activiti BPM workflow.

  • Good customer facing skills – you will need to demonstrate features developed as part of bid and delivery.


  • Clearance to start: BPSS

  • Clearance for role: Can obtain SC and Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)

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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