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Principal Software Developer (Machine Learning/Analytics)- TS/SCI Polygraph


Job Description:

The Leidos Intelligence Division is currently seeking a Principal Software Engineer (Machine Learning/Analytics) to support a highly visible fast paced program in Fort Meade, Maryland. This position requires an active TS/SCI Polygraph security clearance.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: Do you enjoy being a part of small teams that work closely with the customer? Prefer to work across all areas of the software development process?  Is unique tasking something that stokes your day?


A candidate is needed with an analyst mindset who develops capabilities designed to help solve common problems arising from various analyst offices. The primary focus will be on prototype development in the areas of machine learning and analytics, as well as integration and evaluation of new COTS applications. The individual may also work directly with customers to gather requirements and feedback. Some specific responsibilities for this position are the following:

Develop Tradecraft and integrate industry best practices for Machine Learning (ML) workflows.

Develop workflow models to track the ML lifecycle using Kubernetes, ML Flow, KubeFlow, and other software as needed.

Collaborate with data scientists to identify candidate machine learning projects, develop prototype workflows utilizing ML models, test them and help to scale them to enterprise HPC and Cloud systems.

Aid other data scientists on incorporating software best practices into their analytics.

Work with data scientists to inform Capabilities organizations on what will be needed to implement the prototypes on enterprise systems.

Work with the extended enterprise team to generate a front-end user interface to run multiple Jupyter Notebooks.

Leverage existing Jupyter Notebooks to separate and normalize functions for data ingest, data engineering/cleanup, data analysis/machine learning, and ML testing.

Generate one or more APIs for future notebooks for data ingest, engineering, and machine learning so that this framework will continue to be used as new operational requirements.


Bachelor's Degree and 12-15 years of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

At least 12-15 years of general experience in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline

At least 5 years of experience in software-intensive projects and programs for government or industry customers.

At least 5 years of the experience must have been as a software engineer supporting software architecture development, requirement analysis, process execution and evaluation, selection and evaluation of COTS/GOTS tools, and integration (with both new and existing systems).

Strong proven development experience in a variety of languages (ex., java, python, Scala, perl...)
Jupyter Notebook development experience

Machine Learning and ML modeling experience

Docker Containers experience
Kubernetes experience
Development experience on both Linux and Windows platforms

Experience developing and integrating prototype applications for technical evaluation

Experience integrating with customer's cloud-based data systems
Analytics development experience
Virtual Machine (VM) experience
Must be able to work independently (learner, thinker, practitioner)
Must be able to demo work products clearly to customer and other team members
Must be able to demo and brief during Open Houses and other customer events as needed
Must be able to interact and work effectively with customer and other team members
Strong aptitude and ability in learning new technologies and new challenging assignments


NVIDIA Jetson/RAPIDS/CUDA programming experience
Splunk experience

Elastic Search experience

Apache NiFi experience

Apache Spark experience

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Software Development

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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