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Software Engineering Lead


Software Engineering


Remote, Virginia, United States


Are you ready for a rewarding and inspiring career?

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!

The National Security Sector within Leidos is seeking a Lead Software Engineer to support a UK effort focused on maximizing the public safety benefits of fingerprints and facial matching. The Software Engineering Lead will play a critical role in the sustainment of the existing environment, development and delivery of new features and functionality, as well as migration to the cloud. The individual will lead and manage a team of 15+ software engineers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The position will report to the US-based Program Manager and UK-based Delivery Area Manager and Chief Engineer. The selected candidate will collaborate with other engineers, SMEs, architects, the customer, and other functional areas to design, develop, and deliver solutions. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and a highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated experience to successfully lead a development team.

The selected candidate must communicate effectively to influence others regarding solution design, processes, and ensure milestones are consistently met

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

The Mission

Leidos National Security sector provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for National Security 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. To explore and learn more, click here!

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Your Main Mission:

  • Lead a team of 15+ software engineers focused on projects, enhancements and maintenance related to the UK system

  • Ensure the quality of software including adherence to program processes and software engineering best practices

  • Collaborate with other team members, project managers, and cross-functional areas to plan work and communicate statuses

  • Support the project in the development and improvement of the software development processes

  • Support work assignments for individuals on the software team to meet schedule for projects and releases

  • Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities

  • Provide leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship

  • Monitor team performance; resolve impediments; develop and implement solutions for driving improvement

  • Develop or contribute to program deliverables, as required

  • Utilize the Atlassian suite, including Bitbucket and Jira, to support software development efforts and track work

What Sets You Apart:

  • Must be a US Citizen with at least a DoD Secret Clearance

  • Must be granted confirmation of clearance by UK government

  • BS degree and 12-15 years, or Master’s with 10-13 years, of prior relevant experience

  • 8+ years Java experience

  • Possess the knowledge and experience to perform complex and difficult system and specialty engineering tasks

  • Experience in development of technical documentation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading software development teams

You Might Also Have:

  • Biometrics system and specification (DOD, FBI, or HONE) experience

  • 3+ years C/C++ experience within the last 2 years

  • Perl, Python, and/or bash Scripting experience

  • AWS experience

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Certified in SAFE

Clearance Required:

  • Possess an active DoD Secret level clearance at the time of consideration. Additionally, this role requires UK confirmation of US clearance before starting.

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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.