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Chief Systems Engineer

Job ID: 195948
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

The Chief Systems Engineer is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities associated with custom application development, testing, and transition; and supporting the client’s business analysis activities. This includes research and development in emerging technologies; managing technical standards; and drafting and implementing policies, procedures, and guidelines. The Chief Systems Engineer will implement SAIC designs and processes, provide technical coordination, and support project management. 

 

Job Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Establishes systems, standards, requirements, guidelines, and quality assurance for software deliverables, such as conceptual design and architecture, logical database, capacity planning, external interface specifications, data migration plan, and security policy 

  • Works with clients to translate business requirements into a logical model that will accurately support and represent the client’s use cases 

  • Developing functional process diagrams 

  • Implements compliance procedures according to all applicable cybersecurity and Information assurance (IA) policies and directives 

  • Oversee the development of comprehensive test cases to include testing scenarios for both normal and degraded (e.g., disaster recovery, continuity of operations, data recovery/spills, etc.) operations, pass/fail criteria, performance criteria, capacity planning, measurement criteria, results analysis procedures, and results/status reporting criteria 

  • Interfaces with system owners during Agile development 

  • Performs requirements analysis to capture and incorporate component system of systems testing criteria into integration testing scenarios 

  • Documents the implementation of approved changes to system configurations, software, and infrastructure as directed 

  • Assists with providing ongoing progress to leadership, system owners, and peers regarding health and status of the environment 

  • Researches and analyzes emerging technologies, techniques, and protocols and makes recommendations 

  • Assists with procurement of hardware, software, and services 

 

 

VENDORS/TOOLS/MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 

  • Software development tools, such as Eclipse 

  • Databases 

  • Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Agile tools, such as Jira and Confluence 

  • STIG or equivalent cybersecurity assessment 

  • Continuous integration / continuous deliver (CI/CD) tools, such as Jenkins 

  • Automated testing tools, such as Selenium 

TECHNOLOGIES & PROTOCOLS 

  • Java 

  • Development and optimization 

  • Analysis and testing 

  • Virtualized/cloud based environments 

  • Automated testing tools, such as Selenium 

  • Installation, upgrades and patching 

  • Configuration and monitoring 

  • Applying cybersecurity guidance 

 

 

IMPACT: 

  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically results in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect image of organization's technological capability.

  • Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.

  • Acts as adviser to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelors and eigtheen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and fifteen years or more experience

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:

  • Public Trust L5 Security Clearable 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and a minimum of eighteen years of practical experience in Applications and Software Development. 

  • Experience with Agile development 

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of technologies to host container services and registries, cloud infrastructure 

  • Knowledge of best practices to include DevOps, continuous deployment and continuous integration services, code repositories, and security vulnerability identification to support the cloud infrastructure. 

  • Experience in working clients to translate business requirements into a logical model that will accurately support and represent the client’s use cases 

  • Experience developing functional process diagrams 

  • Experience complying with all applicable security and information assurance (IA) / cybersecurity policies and directives 

  • Must be an independent self-starter with strong initiative 

  • Must have strong writing / reporting and verbal communication skills 

  • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure fast-paced environment 

  • Must be able to quickly learn and apply new tools and technologies 

  • Must be flexible in a constantly changing business landscape 

  • Must have strong customer service orientation 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIALTIES 

  • Agile Engineering - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Change Management - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Decision Support Analysis - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Engineering - Architecture Development - Level 3: 6-10 yrs 

  • Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Requirements Development - Level 3: 6-10 yrs 

  • Requirements Engineer - Level 2: 3-6 yrs 

  • Requirements Management - Level 3: 6-10 yrs 

  • Virtualization - Level 2: 3-6 yrs  

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Agile or DevOps certification

  • Scrum Master certification

  • Experience with Development and Deployment of FAA / FAA NAS systems

  • Demonstrated experience briefing senior leaders

  • Demonstrated experience with risk analysis

  • Knowledge of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends

  • Experience with multi-tiered application environments with SQL, Web services, Web API, HTML5, and XML development  



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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