Agile Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has a funded need for a Program Management Office (PMO) Agile System Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services (SETA) to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer for a complex space and ground effort within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA.

This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.  Also, they are developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

Job Duties:

  • Providing agile expertise and oversight of multiple software development activities; ensuring agile development and implementation map to government needs
  • Provides support to the Program Office in execution of mission critical systems.
  • Serves on a team of high-performing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) responsible for analyzing contractor data, developing and executing ECPs, and providing technical analysis.
  • Representing government at vendor led release and sprint planning events; ensuring government and stakeholder needs are prioritized 
  • Provide recommendations against solutions to assist in prioritizing developer backlogs in alignment with capability deliveries to Operations
  • Provide recommendations for DevOps/Agile principles to define capability roadmaps, EPICs, Features and verifying and summarizing EPICs against a Plan
  • Providing analyses of program data to ensure that accurate status of cost, schedule, and performance of development contracts in support of monitoring and controlling the program
  • Providing analysis and recommendations to the Government on implementing Agile methodologies in support of program execution to facilitate capability delivery within cost and schedule 
  • Providing recommendations to the Government concerning program execution
  • Representing the Program Office in the customer’s program execution discussions related to current and future contracts 
  • Proactively engage with Agile Development teams to assess execution performance, and based on those assessments, advise Government on implementation strategies 


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, science, or related disciplines with 14+ years of related experience (years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree)
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly
  • SAFe 4.0 or higher certification 
  • Experience with Agile Development to include participation in scrums, development of solution epics, lean business cases, program epics, features, and user stories
  • Experience providing recommendations for DevOps/Agile process improvements and operational improvements for users of the systems
  • Expert Program Management and data analysis skills
  • Experience with Space and Ground Aerospace systems engineering
  • DevOps systems engineering experience
  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated experience in communications and enabling skills that help others succeed
  • Ability to quickly understand and respond to Government queries



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