As the largest provider of IT services, Leidos develops and sustains large data and technology infrastructures and integrates complex IT systems a number of US federal agencies as well as international agencies. Leidos currently has a number of positions supporting the United Kingdom Home Office Biometrics program located in Fairmont, WV or Vienna Va.
The current HOB Program is focused on maximizing the public safety benefits of fingerprints, DNA and facial matching. With biometric technology developing at pace, and with new biometrics emerging rapidly, this landscape brings with it a number of important choices for Government, especially how to maximize the potential benefits to the public whilst protecting the privacy of the individual and addressing any potential impact of data aggregation. The HOB Program will transform the existing biometrics capabilities into a technically converged, but commercially disaggregated, strategic biometrics capability.
Lead a team of Software engineers focused on projects, enhancements and maintenance related to the UK IDENT1 system
Ideally this position will report to the Sr. Project Manager but with dotted line responsibility to the Sr. Software Architect on the project for the US team.
Responsible for maintaining work assignments for individuals on the software team to meet schedule for projects and releases as well as making sure the updated software code is adequately unit tested before being assigned to a formal testing.
Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle
Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions.
Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming
Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures
Accomplish engineering and organization mission by completing related results as needed
Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities
Mentor junior and mid-level engineers
Collaborate with team to brainstorm and create new products
Make informed decisions quickly and taking ownership of services and applications at scale
Stay on the leading edge of development practices
Understand business needs and know how to create the tools to manage them
Must be a US Citizen and have at least DoD Secret Clearance
Must be able to obtain a UK Clearance
Requires a BS Degree and 12+ years of relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of relevant experience
Requires 5+ years of software engineering experience
Have recent experience with developing software code in C/C++/Java and an appreciation for the SDLC
Possess the knowledge and experience to perform complex and difficult system and specialty engineering task
Knowledge/experience in leading a team of diverse engineers and support staff in maintaining current Test and Development environments.
Ability to work independently and/or under supervision
Participate in the development of documentation.
Coordinate closely with customers, Scrum Masters, and cross-functional areas to communicate project statuses and initiatives.
Analyze data to effectively coordinate the installation of new systems or modifications to existing systems.
Support the Agile software development lifecycle.
Use of industry leading tools like GitHub, Jenkins, Unix bash scripting
Perform systems software development, including deployment of build artifacts across different environments leverage GitFlow constructs
Communicate key project data to team members and build team cohesion and effectiveness.
Develop and execute project plans. Leverage Atlassian tool suite like JIRA and Confluence to track activities
Apply best practices and standard operating procedures.
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