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V2X R&D Software Engineer at Leidos

V2X R&D Software Engineer

Leidos McLean, VA Full-Time
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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a V2X R&D Software Engineer to join our team of Transportation Technologists. The Software Engineer will join a highly successful team in researching and developing Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies to shape the future or transportation. The Saxton Transportation and Operations Laboratory (STOL) in McLean VA, is the USDOT’s premiere research and development laboratory for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology. Our team of over 40 engineers and scientists advance CAV technology for the USDOT by developing, testing, and supporting the adoption of technologies associated with Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications as well as Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA).

This is an opportunity for someone who is motivated by variety, thrives in a challenging environment, seeks professional growth, and wants to be a key part of a team developing and extending technology that supports a variety of transportation research.  The successful candidate will perform a variety of duties surrounding V2X technology as well as quickly adapt to research and development (R&D) needs. The role will be a leader in software development as part of a larger research team developing new connected and automated technologies for FHWA. This work involves development and maintenance of various back end systems for such things as roadside data collection and storage, web mapping tools, communications and data transfer, and data analysis, as well as work on vehicle on-board software for automation and connectivity. The successful candidate will mentor junior staff and may be asked to manage small projects as the organization and contractual situation evolves.

***Location: Due to COVID-19, the team is working primarily from home, however this position is expected to go into the lab as needed.  This position will need to be onsite in the lab in McLean, VA fulltime, post COVID-19.***

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing software, primarily using C++  

  • Technical interaction and discussion with customer and in-house development teams

  • Design and Document software components for maximum efficiency

  • Development of a suitable project-specific software architecture in conjunction with software platform and re-use requirements

  • Build and maintain trust with key FHWA stakeholders to facilitate communication on R&D priorities

  • Additional duties to include: RSE testing, test planning and development, software integration, system testing, and user documentation

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering or other science discipline

  • 2+ years’ experience in a professional or academic setting

  • Excellent experience with C++ 

  • Experience working with Java, Python, SQL, Linux, and Windows

  • Experience developing to published standards

  • Wireless communications, including cellular and WiFi

  • Understanding of communication protocols – TCP/UDP, SNMP

  • Working knowledge of UML design language

  • Experience developing data interfaces and documenting Interface Control Documentation (ICD)

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Extra consideration given for experience in any of the following:

  • Master’s degree

  • Experience with ROS

  • Direct experience with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)

  • Experience in analysis of wireless, RF and communications/cellular network performance

  • Network design, configuration, and maintenance

  • Knowledge of IP concepts, techniques and common practices (e.g. working with sockets, internal vs external IP addressing, routing, etc.)

  • Experience with Jira, Git, Maven, and Gradle

  • Knowledge in any of the following:  ITS applications, transportation systems, performing channel loading analysis, test planning and execution, IEEE, SAE, NTCIP, and other related standards

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Engineering

Pay Range:

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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