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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.***
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:
External Referral Bonus:
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
Ineligible Potential for Telework:
No Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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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 .
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