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Jr Software Engineer


Job Requisition:Jr Software Engineer

Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Jr Modeling and Simulation Software Engineer at the Washington Navy Yard, DC. This is a unique opportunity for a recent college graduate to build upon their academic/internship skills in Software Engineering, Software Development, Systems Engineering and related fields. This candidate will support the development and modernization of flight simulation software on the Mission Validation System project. 

Candidate must be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.  

Leidos maintains and develops the Mission Validation System (MVS) software system for the benefit of Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program (PMA-281) under the Program Executive Officer Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO(U&W)).  The MVS project develops and maintains two separate high-fidelity Six Degrees-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) simulations of the Tomahawk missile, along with various supporting software tools. MVS is accredited by a board of community experts guaranteeing the integrity of simulation results.. Using the additional suite of software tools, simulations can be executed in Monte Carlo mode for statistical performance prediction. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform requirements development and analysis and allocate using engineering source documents.  
  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug software source code using modern as well as legacy software development languages and tools, such C++, FORTRAN, Ada. 
  • Use Microsoft Team Foundation Server development operations, collaboration and source control tools.  
  • Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and specifications for design, development and testing.  
  • Identify potential roadblocks and impediments, and develop resolutions.  
  • Plan and estimate development tasks and work to improve performance metrics.  
  • Develop maintainable code that matches specifications. 
  • Participate in design reviews, release planning, estimating, demonstrations and retrospectives.
  • Perform unit testing of code, including manipulation of data for analysis of system requirements.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA in related technical field obtained within the last 12 months
  • Proficiency using C++
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Agile Development methodologies
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)
  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; 
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD TS with SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Agile Software development experience
  • Proficiency in FORTRAN
  • User experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Ability to communicate key development approach to team members
  • Active DoD Secret clearance 

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:College

Job Family:Software Engineering



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
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