Senior Systems Engineer

Glen Echo MD Leidos


Are you ready to join Leidos all-star team? Through training, teamwork, and exposure to challenging technical work, let Leidos show how to accelerate your career path.

Leidos has an exciting opening for you as our next cleared Senior System Engineer to play a critical role with design, engineering, development and deployment of software supporting DIA-National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) under our 10-year DOMEX Technology Platform (DTP) contract You will have impact as part of a mission focused, solutions oriented, and adaptive team that values innovation, collaboration, and professional development. The selected individual will work closely with the Lead Systems Engineer, Release Train Engineer, and government leads to decompose high priority requirements from the product roadmap into valuable delivered solutions, executing on requirements analysis, design, system integration, and system testing. Candidates for this position require an ability to understand and articulate both business and technical needs, transforming them into actionable items within a software development environment.

As a Senior System Engineer you will assist an application team responsible for maintaining the continuous flow of new software into an integrated pipeline that builds, deploys, and verifies, while you manage risks, escalate impediments, and help to drive continuous process improvement. While most work is conducted on-site at our client location in Bethesda, MD, we offer a flexible schedule and, occasionally, some tasks may be performed remotely. Percentage of remote work will vary based on client requirements/deliverables.

Fun stuff you will do on the job:

  • Develop, manage and continually improve the backlog of work items for an Agile scrum team. Update and prioritize stories and epics via feedback from various program stakeholders ensuring the team is always working on the highest-value tasks.

  • Provide technical support, coordination, and execution of systems engineering activities such as feature/requirements analysis, design, implementation planning, integration and test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment.

  • Support Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) program increment planning and execution through creation of work tickets in JIRA as well as program/system documentation using collaboration software (e.g., Confluence).  Participate in all Agile ceremonies to include daily stand up, planning, reviews, and retrospectives.

  • Stay informed of increment and sprint progress and work with the team to identify and remove impediments and dependencies.

  • Perform backlog refinement on a regular basis.  This may include decomposing features into workable stories, prioritizing or reprioritizing items in the backlog for upcoming sprints, refining acceptance criteria and complexity estimates or removing tickets that are no longer relevant.

  • Accept or reject completed work based on defined acceptance criteria to ensure delivery of high-quality software.

To be successful in this role you need these skills (required):

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience with 6+ years in software development, system engineering or related field

  • Must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance.

  • Experience as a Product Owner, Scrum Master or a similar role in an Agile software development team.

  • Demonstrated ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps.

  • Experience managing and prioritizing product backlogs effectively.

  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, and experience with tools like Jira and Confluence.

  • Experience with facilitating scrum for the team (Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo)

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to articulate technical and non-technical concepts to diverse audiences.

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally with engineering, design, and project management teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage expectations and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.

You will wow us even more if you have some of these skills:

  • Software development/coding experience with programming languages such as Python, Java, and React

  • Experience with database systems, search engines, model view controller (MVC); web applications

  • Experience with using Oracle Linux and Centos operating systems.

  • Experience with big data applications.

  • Agile certification.

  • Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous development tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, or equivalent).

  • Experience with creating design packages and workflows.

  • Experience in writing technical solutions and whitepapers.

  • Familiarity with a MBSE approach and tools or experience with framework/approach like MBSE.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 – $220,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

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