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Leidos Chief Software Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts


Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has a potential opening for an experienced and motivated Chief Software Engineer to work in our Boston, MA offices / the Medusa Innovation Lab (MIL) in Burlington, MA. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and skill supporting the Air Force Life Cycle and Management Center Force Protection Division (AFLCMC/HBU) team on the Medusa Counter Small Unmanned Aerial System Program. This position will support growth in the Defense Force Protection Market with overall emphasis on Base Defense and Counter-UAS (C-UAS); providing a wide range of engineering support to enhance both Base Defense and C-sUAS operational capabilities in CONUS and OCONUS locations. As a leader, you will architect, design, build, and enhance highly available and scalable systems used by customers worldwide. You will direct major deliverables of projects through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit testing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Chief Software Engineer will lead a team of software developers who enable a broad range of engineering efforts supporting the continued evolution of the Medusa C-UAS system.

  • The Chief Software Engineer team’s will work as a part of a Government / Contractor product team designing, developing, and maintaining software applications.

  • You will direct major deliverables of projects through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit testing. Additionally, you will determine and recommend the best designs based on customer business objectives, timelines and other resource constraints including the addition of new subsystem, both sensors and effectors, into the Medusa system.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 12 years of software engineering experience or a Masters with 10 years of relevant experience

  • Strong experience in Agile Development and continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools

  • Experience delivering an entire piece of a system or application

  • Experience serving as a technical lead

  • Deep understanding of software design patterns

  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git)

  • Experience with an issue/problem tracking system (e.g., Jira)

  • Proficiency with multiple operating systems (Mac OSX, Windows, LINUX, etc.)

  • Proficiency with at least one Relational Database Management System (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, etc.).

  • Strong proficiency with basic web technologies including HTML, CSS, XML, SOAP, WSDL, REST, JSON, and JavaScript

  • Proficiency with web application technologies, such as Apache Tomcat, JBoss, etc.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).

  • Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques.

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing C4ISR systems for DoD and/or FMS customers

  • Knowledge of Agile Development tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence

  • Knowledge of continuous integration and delivery tools such as Jenkins, SonarQube, JUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter

  • Experience developing and delivering modern software, including micro-services, containers, and server-less architectures

  • Active DoD security clearance.

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Manager

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. 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

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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.