Principal Software Engineer- TS/SCI Polygraph Required

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Information Technology - Software
Day Job
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Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
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The Defense and Intelligence Division of Leidos has a career opportunity for a Principal Software Engineer with a TS/SCI with Lifestyle polygraph clearance in Fort Meade, Maryland.

 PROGRAM SUMMARY: Do you enjoy being a part of small teams that work closely with the customer? Do you want to build custom visualizations about how users interact with data. 


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS/ The candidate must have:

• 15+ years experience performing software requirements analysis, system integration activities, leads research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products

• 15+ years experience performing technical planning, verification and validation of others work, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems

•  (10) years experience performing analysis for all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, architecture, user experience, test, installation, operation, maintenance

•  (10) years experience applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex solutions

• Works on the hardest technical problems facing the company, often these problems are unusually complex and require the utmost creativity and innovation

• Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

• Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into software solutions utilizing whatever development lifecycle techniques or model will yield the optimal results (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)

• Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

• Applies and champions the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products

• Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems

• Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work; more often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead; assignments may be self-initiated

• Works under consultative direction on predetermined long range objectives

• Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments for self and teams

• Accountable to lead and manage the completion of major programs and projects

• Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse range of complex problems and issues of broad scope and complexity which require the use of ingenuity and creativity

• Erroneous decisions or recommendations, or failure to accomplish results or errors typically will have a long term negative affect on business segment financial results, company’s technological capability and cause business segment to fail to achieve organizational objectives

• Identifies and leads the execution of risk mitigation strategies




Works on advanced applications that may result in new business and revenues for the company

• Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams

• Leads large technical tasks and large teams and projects

• Leads medium to large technical proposals

• Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments

• Frequently responsible to lead collaboration activities with senior management and leadership within the company

• Frequently responsible to lead collaboration with organizations outside engineering or with external customers and vendors/suppliers

• Frequent contact with Business Development

• Serves as consultant to senior management and customers on projects and applications

• Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME) in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields

• May serve as company technical spokesperson

• Travel may be required

• Security clearance may be required

• Frequently contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas, applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires Masters with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience.


External Referral Eligible

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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