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Senior Graphics Software Developer

Company: Leidos
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Leidos currently has an immediate opening for a senior Graphics Software Developer, supporting multiple US Navy programs located in Bethesda MD.  Leidos’ High Fidelity Simulation Business Area is responsible for architecting and implementing large-scale System of Systems solutions in support of world class simulation, training, and analysis products for the US Navy.  This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

This position develops software as part of the team creating three dimensional graphics systems including a submarine periscope simulation, a submarine bridge simulation, and a ship weapons simulation. This cutting edge visual simulation is used in a variety of naval training and simulation systems, utilized throughout the US Navy. All software is developed in a Linux environment, and written in C++ and OpenGL, utilizing various software packages.  Software development will include designing, coding, unit testing, integration testing, and verification and validation testing. This position develops sophisticated, real-time software to enhance the fidelity of the visual simulation. This position will lead and mentor junior developers, and will assist in formulating the technical directions for the simulation.  Work will include the development of new code and the maintenance and extension of existing code.  A background in physics or mathematics is useful to implement physics-based enhancements, such as ocean wave models.

Travel may be required to trainer sites, including Pearl Harbor HI, San Diego CA, Bangor WA, Norfolk VA, Groton CT, and Kings Bay GA, that will not exceed 10% of the job.

Required Education:

BS in Computer Science or 3D Graphics Programming, or equivalent experience.

Required Experience:

• Must have 8+ years of experience developing applications in modern versions of  C++ (v14 and later).
• Must have past experience with, and demonstrate the skills and capabilities to successfully execute the duties and responsibilities of this position.
• 4+ years experience in game programming, graphics development, physics-based modeling or visual simulation systems
• 2+ years experience with latest OpenGL/GLSL/Vulkan
• Ability to adhere to identified coding standards
• Experience working with version control systems like git and mercurial
• Strong knowledge of data structures
• Requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Desired Experience:

• 8+ years experience in game programming, graphics development, physics-based modeling or visual simulation systems
• 2+ years experience with development in Unreal Engine 4

Software development experience within a Unix/Linux environment
• Experience with OpenSceneGraph
• Knowledge of graphics hardware and GPU internals
• Experience with developing for Virtual Reality headsets
• Exposure to 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop, or similar modeling tools
• Experience with high performance computing
• Active DoD Secret clearance

• A code portfolio is preferable for demonstration of previous, or self-started projects, ex: GitHub

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Development

Pay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, Bethesda , Senior Graphics Software Developer, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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