Software Engineering Technical Lead - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Software Engineering Technical Lead

Location VA - Alexandria

Req # 5597

Minimum Clearance Required Secret

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

KBR-Centauri is seeking a Software Engineering Technical Lead to join our growing team in Alexandria, VA .

The Software Engineering Technical Lead will provide strategic leadership and task execution in the areas of software development practice, methodologies, tools, metrics and data analysis. You will be responsible for suggesting, assessing and organizing the task elements within an a focus area within a larger SW engineering team with an understanding of the nature of how the efforts and products affect the advancement of digitally based tools and techniques.

You will work as part of a team responsible to establish, maintain, and propagate state-of-the-art engineering practice for the DoD. Team activities include:

  • Organizing communities of practice that connect the engineering community to solve cross-cutting engineering challenges.
  • Creating and using engineering guidance and standards that propagate best practices that are essential for warfighting success.
  • Providing engineering expertise to support the DoD in areas of Systems Engineering, Modular Open Systems Approaches, Digital Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Software Engineering, and various Specialty Engineering disciplines.

Job Responsibilities:

Engineering Best Practices

  • Support the creation, maintenance, and participate in Communities of Practice (CoPs), Working Groups (WGs), Bodies of Knowledge (BoKs), and similar groups. Participate in outside agency CoPs, WGs, and data repositories. Investigate current trends in knowledge management and manage capability to index and archive developed products.
  • Technical lead to help develop recommended courses of actions. Advise and support assessments of transitioning OUSD(R&E) developed technologies.
  • Provide expert advice, advocacy, guidance, reporting, documentation, outreach, and engagement (nationally and internationally) with external organizations. Identify obstacles to an interoperable engineering community.
  • Support the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspector General (IG) and Congressional report review process by reviewing, preparing quality comments and recommendations related to engineering and risk assessment.
  • Oversee the planning involved in national and international meetings.

Software Engineering

  • Technical Assessments (TA):
  • Support the DoD chain of command, service and programs as and collaborate with other stakeholders, DoD contractors and independent consultants on technical assessments.
  • Provide a comprehensive, independent assessment to advise DoD leadership.
  • Provide the DoD leadership with actionable recommendations to mitigate risks and issues in order to improve program execution.
  • Software Metrics, Benchmarking, Analysis and Database Curation:
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the area of software production metrics and benchmarking using experience with Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources - Software Estimating Model (SEER-SEM), Software Lifecycle Model (SLIM) or similar tools.
  • Provide expertise in the management and curation of metric data from historical and current programs into a searchable database.
  • Provide expertise in data science and analysis techniques, including analyzing and optimizing current historical data sets as well as augmenting or extending the existing databases with new metric data.
  • Software Modernization and Coordination Efforts:
  • Support DoD Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) Program Managers, and Chief Developmental Software Engineers in the development of comprehensive Software strategies throughout the acquisition lifecycle.
  • Coordinate across DoD organizations and other agencies to ensure comprehensive and efficient overall software modernization strategies.
  • Support Agile methodologies and DevSecOps initiatives.

Position Requirements:

  • BS degree in field supporting Software Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a discipline that is relevant to the technical work supporting Software Engineering.
  • Capable of forming groups and leading a group to a solution.
  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight and mature judgement in anticipating, planning for, and solving problems.
  • Knowledge of software development activities across all phases of the SW development lifecycle as well as modern languages (e.g., Python, Java, Javascript, C/C++, etc.) and tool sets (e.g., Integrated Development Environments, SQL/NoSQL database, etc.).
  • Current knowledge/experience with DevSecOps pipelines and supporting technologies including agile development processes and tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Gitlab, etc.) as well as some knowledge and familiarity with containerization (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, etc.).

Security Requirements: ActiveSecret security clearance

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.