Software Development Engineer

  • Leidos,
  • Gaithersburg, MD
company banner
AIX, API, Architecture, Configuration Management, Development, Firmware, Linux, Management, Middleware, Multi-threaded, Perl, Programming, Python, Surveillance, Unix
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Development Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the Federal Aviation Administration's En-Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) Program. ERAM is the heart of the Next Generation Air Transportation System and the pulse of the National Airspace System helping to advance our transition from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. ERAM is vital to the future of air navigation, providing the foundational platform required for FAA to enable NextGen solutions, via modernization programs such as System Wide Information Management, Data Communications, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast. ERAM will provide benefits to the flying public in terms of high system availability and increased air traffic capacity.

FlightDeck is the middleware layer between the ERAM Software Applications and the operating system.

Flight Deck functions include:

Real-Time Programming on High Availability Systems

Multi-threaded programming

Low Level Operating Systems Customization (Linux (RedHat), AIX)

Low level communication software (TCP-IP, UDP, SCTP)

Support of Common Services utilized by ERAM Application teams

System Maintenance Concepts

Modernizing the AT control system by improving the availability and performance of the ERAM system.

Supporting ERAM as it continues to migrate ERAM from the AIX operating systems to Linux. Detailed knowledge of Linux OS and OS concepts desirable.

Optimizing the experience for the flying public, Air Traffic Control, and the airline industry by improving the collaboration and decision-making capabilities of flight controllers

Developing and maintaining the FAA air traffic control software (primarily Ada95/C++) on a UNIX/Linux platform. There are a number of support/maintenance functions that utilize PERL/PYTHON.

Performing software development as needed for the ERAM system

Coordinate Solutions with Systems Engineering

Coordinate the development of new capabilities and upgrades to common services provided to the applications via the FlightDeck API


Typically requires a Bachelor of Science degree and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.

Have experience in the SW process, process improvement, SW tracking and architecture.

Have close working knowledge of the Software Engineering life cycle and demonstrated leadership skills through prior positions/experience is required

Working knowledge of multiple SW languages and flexibility to learn/work with new ones.

Interest in Operating Systems, OS behaviors, and firmware management concepts particularly on Linux desirable

Working knowledge of SWCM tools/processes used in support of the FAA ERAM program

Use of Unix and Configuration Management skills are required

Trouble shooting support - effectively respond to users requests

Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and written skills

Self-Starter and ability to multitask

Development skills in the Linux/Unix environment

Demonstrated customer (internal/external) interface experience through leadership positions desirable.

Software development / Leadership experience on Air Traffic Control Systems is desired.


Company Information

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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) 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.
Dice Id : SCNCAPI2
Position Id : R-00012198

Similar Positions at Leidos

Software Development Engineer
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2 days ago
Software Developer
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2 days ago
Senior Software Engineer
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2 days ago
Software Developer
  • Reston, VA
  • 2 days ago
Software Engineer
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2 days ago