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Software Developer



Full Time

On Site


Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Software Developer Engineer who will be a member of a dynamic team working on the development of

software that improves aircraft runway and terminal congestion. Nationwide congestion is increasing, and the need for efficient aircraft traffic planning is critical. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager

(TFDM) is the surface management solution that will provide NextGen Air Traffic Control capabilities to improve air traffic operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM) program

is a Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program based on airport surface management provides that efficiencies for both the airport surface and terminal airspace by providing a new and comprehensive integrated surface traffic control and management system.

TFDM functions include:

- Surface Collaborative Decision making (SCDM), departure scheduler and other airport decision tools

- Electronic Flight Data (EFD)

- Enhanced Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

- Replacement or integration of multiple systems in the National Airspace System (NAS).

- TFDM will share data among: controllers, aircraft operators, and airports so they can better stage arrivals and departures and manage traffic flow within terminal airspace for greater efficiency.

- Stakeholders will have a shared awareness of flights on the ground and in the air, the ability to exchange data electronically, with the goal of a continuous real-time picture of traffic volume and airport resources, making flights more efficient from gate to gate.


Working both as a member of a team and independently the successful candidate will be:

- Modernizing the air traffic control tower equipment by improving the exchange of electronic flight data and implementing electronic flight strips.

- Streamlining the schedule sequence of departures to improve efficiency on the surface.

- Optimizing the experience for the flying public, Air Traffic Control, and the airline industry by improving the collaboration and decision-making capabilities between the gate and the tower.

- Developing and maintaining the FAA air traffic control display software within the object oriented environment (primarily C++/Java) on a UNIX/Linux platform.

- Performing software development as needed for the TFDM system

- Providing support needed for system engineering

- Articulating user needs and requirements from high level user stories

- Developing the design for the user interface framework including client and server side components; analyzing and designing databases within an application

- Working in an Agile Scrum environment

- Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


- Experience in object oriented design and development with the C++ programming

- Experience in following a documented Software Development Process

- Experience using version control tools such as Git, Subversion or CVS

- Experience in use of the UNIX and Linux operating systems Desired Skills:

- Experience developing graphical user interfaces using Qt

- Development experience in other computer languages (Java, C, Ada, Perl, etc.)

- Familiarization with the Atlassian Tool Suite and JIRA

- FAA air traffic domain knowledge LeadGen LeadGenDev

Basic Qualifications

Computer Science or Computer Engineering Degree

Demonstrated Software Development Skills/Capabilities

Excellent Verbal and Communication Skills

Demonstrated ability to debug and solve problems

A Strong Desire to Learn & Improve your Technical Capabilities

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.

Your GPA needs to be included on your application and resume.

US Citizenship Requirements

Candidate must be able to obtain an SF-85P Public Trust clearance from the FAA customer.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience in a Technical organization performing Software Engineering Tasks.

Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Leadership Skills & Experience

Pay Range:Pay Range $53,300.00 - $82,000.00 - $110,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.