Senior Staff Software Engineer


: $90,770.00 - $130,800.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Sr Staff Software Engineer in the St. Petersburg, FL area in support of our Security, Detection and Automation business .

Job Description:

The Senior Staff Software Engineer uses knowledge and experience with Object-Oriented C++ development to perform job functions. Individual will be responsible for developing applications for our Linux systems. Working under general supervision in a small team environment, your primary responsibility will be to modify, develop, and troubleshoot multi-tiered distributed applications and systems. The duties and responsibilities may change from time to time without notice and include but are not limited to the duties described below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C++ code using good OOP/OOAD techniques for our Linux systems

Optimize, identify bottlenecks, bugs, and devise solutions to problems including:

Maintain code quality, revision control and organization

Analyze customer issues and identify and implement solutions.

Participate and contribute within a defined software development process.

Occasional travel to customer sites may be required. Travel may domestic and international.

Conceives, plans, and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity. Collaborates in preliminary and advanced design studies and prepares technical portion of proposals.

Serves as the technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.

Plans and leads the overall approach to accomplish design requirements, maintaining a systems viewpoint from conception of product through the entire SDLC.


BS degree in Engineering or Software, with a minimum of 6 years relevant work experience required

Strong proficiency in C++, with fair knowledge of the language specification

Good understanding of memory management and processors with regard to development.

Good working knowledge of Linux operating systems

Strong understanding of requirements management

Strong understanding of software testing, and creation of test plans and procedures.

Knowledge of multi-threading in C++ applications

Ability to debug defects, including using gdb

Understanding of fundamental features of Object Oriented Architecture, Design and Programming.

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Skills:

Advanced degree, desired

languages such Python, Java, Shell scripting, etc.

Knowledge of the standard libraries, STL containers, and algorithms

Proficient understanding of code revision tools

Familiar with Agile, CI/CD, Git, Gitlab

Familiarity with distributed systems and network architecture

Understanding of requirements management

Understanding of software testing, and creation of test plans and procedures.

Working knowledge of Linux and Microsoft operating systems


External Referral Bonus: Ineligible

Potential for Telework: No

Clearance Level Required: None

Travel: Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Requisition Category: Professional

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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. 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.

Associated topics: application, back end, c#, develop, devops, java, perl, sdet, software programmer, sw * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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