Software Engineer

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Leidos is seeking a Software Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administration’s En-Route Automation Modernization ERAM) technology, which is the heart of the Next Generation Air Transportation System and the pulse of the National Airspace System helping to advance our transition from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management.

ERAM is vital to the future of air navigation, providing the foundational platform required for FAA to enable NextGen solutions, via modernization programs such as System Wide Information Management, Data Communications, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast. 

ERAM will provide benefits for users and the flying public by increasing air traffic flow.
SkyDataSentry (SDS):
SkyDataSentry is a browser-based software application for use in monitoring, managing and maintaining data for air traffic management systems to enhance problem identification, data retrieval and reporting. 

SkyDataSentry is utilized in nearly 100% of ERAM operational site issue analysis as well as ERAM development, integration, and test teams in lab environments.  Functions include:
  • Automated Analysis of System Recordings
    • Automatically reducing common sets of data and present to user through web interface
    • Issue scanner utilizes previously identified issues in a “signature” to automate identification and notification of reoccurrences with Problem Report cross reference mapping.
  • System Health and Performance Monitoring
    • Proactively Identify leading indicators to identify issues
    • Instant Data Reports
    • Trend Analysis
    • Data Visualization

This is an entry level (recent college graduate) software engineering position. Specifically, you will be working on teams responsible for developing and maintaining the FAA air traffic control software.  Working both as a member of a team and independently the successful candidate will be:
  • Modernizing the AT control system by improving the tools used for problem identification, complex data analysis, and reporting. 
  • Developing and maintaining the SkyDataSentry and related software on a Linux platform (primarily Python, perl, Flask/Jinja2, JavaScript/jQuery, MongoDB)
  • Optimizing the experience for the flying public, Air Traffic Control, and the airline industry by improving the collaboration and decision-making capabilities of flight controllers
  • Performing  software development as needed for the ERAM system
  • Coordinate solutions with Systems Engineering
  • Articulating user needs and requirements from high level designs
  • Developing the design for the user interface framework; analyzing and designing databases within an application



EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires BS degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience. 
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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