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Principal C++ Software Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Arlington
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but also change the world. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; tuition reimbursement and more.

Are you interested in working on an exciting Air Force Vanguard program?  The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) is seeking a Principal Software Engineer for a position in Dayton, OH. The Software Engineer will work with other engineers on the Leidos team to help lead the design and implementation of aircraft autonomy and supporting software for the Air Force Vanguard program Skyborg.  Leidos is currently under contract to create a reference architecture and implementation for the core autonomy system that will autonomously control low-cost, teamed aircraft to provide pilots with key data to support rapid, informed decisions.

The Software Engineer will be responsible for leading engineers in designing, implementing, and testing object-oriented C++ software to support the Skyborg autonomy suite.  The Software Engineer will be part of an Agile software design and development team, which is in the early stages of building the autonomy system.

This work is primarily located in Dayton, OH.  However, working remotely from the Arlington, VA or Huntsville, AL Leidos offices is possible with occasional travel to Dayton, OH.

Primary Responsibilities

•    Develop and document solid software development plans and procedures
•    Lead Agile sprint teams in designing and implementing software
•    Create and update software design documentation
•    Lead engineers in the implementation of object-oriented C++ software
•    Lead engineers in the creation of unit test code
•    Lead the creation of Interface Control Documents, Application Programming Interfaces, and other documentation
•    Participate in peer reviews of design, code, and documentation
•    Mentor junior software engineers in good engineering practices

Basic Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or other science discipline and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience. 
•    Significant experience developing software for a service-oriented architecture
•    Expert-level experience developing object-oriented C++ software
•    Knowledge of software development tools in Linux environments
•    Team player who can work with and lead software developers across multiple companies
•    Experience designing, developing, and delivering software components in an Agile Scrum environment
•    Understand and apply quality techniques and practices (automated unit testing, continuous integration, etc.)
•    Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience as a supervisor overseeing the day-to-day performance of other software engineers
•    Open Mission Systems (OMS) experience
•    Experience with CentOS
•    Experience working with airborne systems
•    Experience working with issues in Jira
•    Experience working with airborne systems
•    Experience developing autonomous systems


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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Keywords: Leidos, Arlington , Principal C++ Software Engineer, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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