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Senior Systems Engineer/Project Lead with Security Clearance

Company: SPA, LLC
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Overview S ystems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. As we enter our 50 th year in business, we are known for continuous innovation for government customers, both long-established and newly acquired, as our capabilities expand around the globe. Our work is state-of-the-art and made possible only through the best personnel, tools, and jobs in the national security business. We are highly collaborative in spirit and practice, and we freely share expertise across SPA in our quest for enduring solutions to critical concerns. Come work with the best! Our pledge to you is stability, opportunity, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. The Space and Strategic Operations Group provides program management, engineering services, and analytic support to the US Space Force, US Space Command, US Strategic Command and NASA. Our work includes developing approaches and concepts to meet emerging, high priority national defense needs, and assessing cutting-edge technologies and capabilities to meet those needs. SPA is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer/Project Lead. Responsibilities * Provide direct and ongoing leadership for a medium sized software development team using lean and agile development principles * Provide personnel management for developers providing annual performance reviews, coaching and career development; * Communicate project status and discuss issues with program and business stakeholders * Participate in system requirements elicitation, analysis and review; plan work per Agile and SCRUM best practices and processes based on priorities; participate in Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint Demos and Sprint Retrospectives; actively manage the product backlog; act as the surrogate Product Owner * Follow software engineering best practices and processes * Collaborate and clearly communicate with contractors, customers, stakeholders, and engineers across the program and functional work groups on system feature and issues * Lead the design, development, testing and deployment of the application database, back-end server code and front end user interfacing taking into account modern user interface techniques. * Support the Discovery and Framing process for the user interface and follow-on end user interviews to gather user requirements. Perform a user-centered approach in the application design development. * Advise on product decisions through user research, customer development and iterative feedback loops * Support the delivery of the application from development environments to staging and production environments using DevSecOps and CI/CD best practices to include the integration of unit and integration tests. * Document designs, process/information flow through the application, User Guides, Programmer''s Guides, Installation Guides * Support the delivery of the application from the unclassified development environment to a staging and production environment on classified systems. * Apply strong technical and managerial capabilities and best industry practices to proactively advance every project you''re assigned to. * Complete Weekly and Monthly Status Reports Qualifications Required Qualifications: * Bachelor or Master of Science in Computer Science or related engineering discipline from an accredited college or university. * Minimum 10 years'' experience as a Software Engineer (SWE) in programs of moderate to large-scale complexity and scope. (One year of relevant education may be substituted for one year of required experience. One year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.) * Scrum Master certification and relevant experience with leading agile software development teams is required. * Minimum of 3 years of experience leading an Agile software development team. Experience in solving software and IT problems, creating and reviewing system requirements, coaching technical engineers and collaborating with customers and program stakeholders. Possess superior oral and written communication skills to effectively and efficiently convey issues and ideas to team members, management, and program stakeholders. * U.S. citizen and active Top Secret clearance required, SCI Eligibility clearance desired Desired Qualifications: * Demonstrated ability to support teammates * Use of software development and software design methodologies * Proven ability to interact with customers and software development teams in an Agile environment using tools such as JIRA/Confluence, Git products * Strong analytical and exceptional problem-solving skills. * Possess a strong work ethic and are willing to go above and beyond to meet customer expectations * Experience working in a CI/CD environment using AWS services, Docker, Kubernetes, Git Lab, Git, Puppet/SIMP, any deployment orchestration technology * Experience with software architecture development leveraging open standards, microservices, and model-based engineering tools to articulate the software design in a cloud environment. Understanding of SOA and REST APIs. * Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment strategies * Experience with software scanning tools such as OWASP Zap, Twist Lock, Fortify, Tenable, SonarQube, Cucumber, Cypress, BlackDuck, SoapUI * Experience with multiple programming languages and tools * * OS: Windows, RHEL, CentOS, Linux * Coding: HTML5, Java, Python, Node.js, WebGL, JavaScript/TypeScript, Vue, .NET Core, Entity Framework, Spring, CSS/SCSS/SASS * Messaging: RabbitMQ, Kafka * Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral * Strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and System Engineering processes and artifacts * Experience with AWS Cloud Technologies

Keywords: SPA, LLC, Colorado Springs , Senior Systems Engineer/Project Lead with Security Clearance, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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