Biometric Systems Engineer
Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people and our community. Our mission and our values guide the way we do business. The foundation of our Leidos culture is our Values, Beliefs and Expectations by which we select, recognise and reward employees. They create the environment that drives us toward our mission.
Inspired to make a difference, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest problems.
Passionate about customer success by being determined to understand and respond to our customers’ needs as if they were our own.
United as a team, we are bound together by our conviction that ethics and integrity is core to how we operate.
We have a requirement for a Biometric Systems Engineer based in the UK working at the Leidos Farnborough site and remotely.
Being part of the Leidos team is a commitment to push yourself and those around you to do better, constantly adapt and learn new technologies. We’re a passionate team and are committed to developing and growing our staff.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.
We currently have a permanent vacancy for a Biometric Engineering Lead to support the transition & development (inc capability upgrades) of a biometric transaction (searching and matching biometric modalities) management solution. This solution fulfils critical identity management requirements to be able to supply swift answers to the following questions: “Do I know who you are?” and “Are you who you claim to be?”.
The Biometric Systems Engineer ensures that all the pieces of an engineering system work together, from managing business and management aspects to making sure each part is engineered correctly. Your duties include designing the basic computing infrastructure to accomplish key tasks within the biometric transaction management framework, establishing networking rules for cybersecurity and troubleshooting network errors or other technical issues.
The Biometric Systems Engineer is responsible for assessing the overall system, determining problems, providing solutions to issues that arise, designing systems, upgrading systems, maintaining systems and brainstorming possible improvements that can be made to a system in the future. The role will involve guiding and giving input into multiple suppliers into developing a delivery pipeline and reporting back to key stakeholders. The role will involve giving guidance to the infrastructure team and the network team to setup the components required for delivery into the client estate. The role will provide technical exposure variance across both outcomes-based project activities and Operational (Business as Usual) support activities.
Your passions and experience will help you become a technical specialist and process owner with our Operations Support services including service improvement and add further value to our service offerings. You will be expected to contribute towards the creation and ongoing maintenance of technical documentation and provide material to support the Project work or the Operational Support service.
The Lead DevOps Engineer will provide input and expertise to senior engineers to maintain alignments with best practices and recommending system improvements while overseeing the automated deployment, roll-back, monitoring of applications delivering into multiple development, test and production environments.
This individual is expected to create an environment for innovation and technical mentoring. You will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously to achieve day to day objectives with significant results on project or operational deliverables, whilst also owning a variety of activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPI’s and SLA’s. You must be an effective communicator, comfortable directly engaging with customers and colleagues. You must also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to technical challenges.
Your Role and Responsibilities;
Provide architecture skills and produce solution designs as part of the delivery and growth processes
Work with delivery teams to design and implement and integrate modern, scalable products using a range of new and emerging technologies
Lead on all development and deployment solution aspects including creating pipeline processes and providing your deep technical expertise to Leidos programme teams
Collaborate with customers on all aspects of deployment and delivery including the assurance and integration of services to meet the needs of multiple lines of business
Recognise and exploit business opportunity by leveraging architecture and design best practice
Communicate effectively across organizational, technical and political boundaries, understanding the context
Favorable If You Have;
Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills, taking ownership of complex incidents ensuring these are resolved to the satisfaction of the customer
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Create control features to ensure systems effectively meet the organization’s quality standards
Engage in quality control procedures to ensure that systems are efficient and operational
In-depth experience with and detailed knowledge of both waterfall and agile software development methodologies
An understanding of DevOps tooling including Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins and other pipeline technologies
Experience with software engineering best practices for:Java, Python, BPEL
Experience of containerisation concepts and tools such as Docker and Kubernetes (AKS)
Experience of system integration methodologies
Experience of API development and management, including rigorous test and assurance processes
A good general knowledge of Networking Technologies including load balancing and firewalls
Excellent knowledge of Windows Server Environments, including OS build, AD, DNS, DHCP and GP from design to implementation and support
Excellent knowledge of Linux Environments including network administration, and networking protocols/functions (e.g., HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, DNS)
A good general knowledge of Microsoft Stack technologies such as MS SQL, MS System Centre, Office365, MS Exchange & CLI tooling such as PowerShell
Database technologies including MySQL, Postgres and Cassandra
Experience with Web Services, APIs and Data Distribution Protocols
What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
Who We Are:
Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.
Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.
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.