Jr Software/Field Test Engineer

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We are seeking upcoming and recent college graduates to join our team!

Leidos is seeking an engineer to work as a software and field test engineer for an autonomous ship project. They will be joining an existing team which has already successfully delivered for our customers. Successful engineers will focus on solving problems, connecting with other members of the team, and sharing responsibility for making our systems work.

The engineer will develop software and perform field tests using that software on our autonomous and unmanned surface vessels. Software development is full lifecycle, including documentation and testing as part of an integrated Scrum team. Our team’s development focuses include cybersecurity, communications, autonomy, and network engineering.

Field testing is all about taking what your team has produced and seeing it in action, and collaborating with other engineers to find solutions to problems. Testing occurs in several locations, including southern California, the Gulf Coast, and the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area. Field tests are scheduled in advance, and the engineer will support them in rotation with other members of the team. During a field test, the engineer will communicate with customer and partner organizations to understand system performance, so communications skills are key to success.

Our team develops and deploys advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other governmental agencies and commercial clients. We are currently seeking qualified, motivated, engineers to grow a team working unmanned and autonomous systems development. Current and future projects span advanced concept and prototype development, low-rate initial production and full-rate production.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field and less than 2 years of related experience
  • Familiarity with Linux operation at the command line
  • Experience with C++ development on Linux
  • Willingness to travel to support field tests, travel 25-50%
  • Communications skills and an ability to work with others to solve problems
  • Position requires US citizenship and ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with system and/or network administration on a Linux platform
  • Experience with debugging software and system problems
  • Familiarity with RF communications
  • Experience with Linux/Windows security configurations
  • Experience with Software and hardware integration
  • Exposure to unmanned systems, artificial intelligence


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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