Leidos DevOps Engineer in BETHESDA, Maryland


Leidos currently has an immediate opening for a multi-talented software engineer with a background in DevOps, CM, QA, and V&V, supporting multiple US Navy programs located at a US Government site in Bethesda, MD. Leidos’ High Fidelity Simulation Business Area is responsible for architecting and implementing large-scale System of Systems solutions in support of world class simulation, training, and analysis products for the US Navy.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated, independent, self-starter for a challenging position supporting programs that develop and produce state of the art training systems.

This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

Job Description:

  • The candidate will serve as an integral part of a software development team that is focused on building and maintaining a state-of-the-art visual simulation system for our US Navy customers known as the Periscope Simulation (PSIM).

  • The primary duty will be to administer DevOps and Configuration Management (CM) practices, tools and techniques for the use by the PSIM team (10 people).

  • A secondary duty of the candidate will be to perform Quality Assurance (QA) and Verification and Validation (V&V) of PSIM and PSIM-equipped Training Systems.

  • A tertiary duty for the candidate will be to work with the Management Team to help standardize these same practices across our larger software development group (35 additional people) that supports other types of simulation systems.

  • This candidate will work with our development and management teams to demonstrate the effectiveness and value of modern DevOps and CM to our Navy customers.



Education and Experience:

  • BS degree or higher in Information Systems, IT, Computer Science, or other related technical degree is required.

  • US citizenship and ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • 3+ years using DevOps methods (Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery) and tools (Jenkins, Docker).

  • 3+ years using CM principles, tools and techniques on complex software projects.

  • 3+ years performing QA, V&V, and software testing as part of a software development team.

  • 5+ years of developing on or serving as a system administrator for Linux systems. Knowledge of scripting languages and methods to automate processes is required.

  • 1+ years of developing on or serving as a system administrator for Windows systems.

  • Ability to communicate with and work well with others is critical. Teaching and/or training others is a definite plus.

  • Experience with the creation and deployment of Linux and Windows system images.

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Certifications in DevOps, RCHE, QA and/or Atlassian is desired.

  • Implemented and maintained DevOps and/or CM tools in small to medium sized development team.

  • Served as the CM Tool designer and administrator for a development team.

  • Implemented and maintained QA and V&V tools and conducted QA testing in a small to medium sized development team.

  • Served as the Build Engineer, Release Engineer, or Product Installer on other development teams.

  • Experience with Atlassian Software Development and Collaboration products (Jira, Confluence, Portfolio)

  • Developed tests and testing strategies with Jenkins or Google Test.

  • Likes to solve problems---especially hard ones.

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.