Chief Engineer - Military Veterans Wanted



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a highly qualified and experienced Chief Engineer to lead a large-scale software development and integration project with a Federal government agency.
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • The candidate will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of a complex software development and integration project, and managing eight Scrum teams (45+ FTEs), including software developers, business analysts, test engineers, web designers and documentation staff.
  • The candidate will work closely with the government technical leadership, other government contractors supporting the program, and SAIC and subcontractor teams. 
  • The Chief Engineer duties will include managing all aspects of the program; meeting technical, schedule and financial requirements; supervising subcontractor personnel; managing customer and subcontractor relationships; risk management; and serving as a direct liaison between the SAIC technical team and the customer.
  • Responsibilities will include complete schedule and financial management, status reporting, and working with SAIC contracts, subcontracts, and project control throughout execution.
  • Candidate will also be responsible for requirements analysis and must demonstrate analytical capabilities, strong writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate must have strong organizational skills, an eye for quality, and ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals (e.g., government executives, program experts, product owners, and technical experts). 
  • He/she must possess the ability to work effectively with system architects, developers, and testers.


Chief Engineer Experience Requirements:
  • Nine or more years leading complex, enterprise-level software development and integration projects
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and orchestrate the efforts of a large project team (30+ software developers).
  • At least three years of experience using Agile Scrum to manage enterprise-level web application development projects in a Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) environment.
  • Understanding of RedHat Linux OS and VMWare environment a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of agile software development processes, business analysis, and project management.
  • Requires outstanding verbal/written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Strong facilitation expertise with experience and comfort with managing project groups through complex concepts/issues. Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and functional areas.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills, with an ability to produce high-quality deliverables through collaboration.
  • Excellent analytical skills to uncover root causes to issues.
  • Candidate must be local to the Washington, DC area, or willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least nine (9) years of related experience years leading complex, enterprise-level software development and integration projects.
  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience and or interest in participating in preparing task order proposals.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), PMI Agile Certified Professional (ACP) and/or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certifications highly desired.

Clearance:  The candidate must also be able to acquire a Public Trust clearance.