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Autonomous Systems Software Development Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Lynnwood, Washington, United States


Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for an Autonomous Systems C++ Software Engineer to support the development and integration of Underwater Vehicle programs that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across multiple Department of Defense agencies. This position is located at either the Lynnwood or Poulsbo, WA office. Opportunities exist for hybrid or remote work in some cases.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyze software requirements and translate specifications into functional designs
  • Implement system autonomy software in C++ or other languages
  • Review and test code across multiple projects
  • Identify and resolve code defects in new and legacy code
  • Contribute to the enhancement of our software development processes and methodologies

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 - 8 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree with 2 - 6 years of prior relevant experience
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Core language skills in C++ within a Linux environment
  • Experience with Agile-based methodologies using the Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket) or similar tools
  • Ability to communicate and share ideas, concepts, designs, and technical plans with other engineers
  • An eagerness to solve complex problems and work together with both junior and senior-level developers to achieve project goals
  • Constant integrity in working with our employees and customers
  • Ability to obtain Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Range of experience in languages such as C#, Java, Python, Rust, and others
  • Familiarity and basic understanding of Software Design Patterns
  • Background with the design, development, integration, and test of autonomous or remotely operated undersea vehicle systems
  • Familiarity with MBSE Systems Modeling Language (SysML) tools such as Cameo Magic Draw
  • Experience with ROS, Google Protocol Buffers, Python, SCons, and VSCode
  • Experience with virtualized development and production environments

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.