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Agile Support Systems Engineer (Level 3 -Level 5)

Fort George G Meade, MD · Information Technology

Job Description:  This is a full-time position requiring 1880 hours of support per year; and work is performed at the customer site. As an Agile Systems Engineer on our team you will provide support as Product Owner to help oversee the scrum and development team. The Product Owner acts as a focal point for production and a communication bridge between organizational teams and customers. As an integral part of Agile process, the Product Owner has strong communication skills, working closely with customers to define and understand requirements for products, with the teams to communicate those requirements and establish targets and goals, and with leadership to maintain prioritization of those products within organizational strategic goals. The product owner takes ownership of the entire product, from a customer perspective, but also from a team perspective, working as a single unifying voice to deliver the desired product. Product owner responsibilities include:

  • Communicating with customers to define and understand requirements, convey accurate and realistic timelines and status updates to manage expectations, and ensure customer satisfaction throughout
  • Prioritizing production in line with organizational strategic goals
  • Communicating with the scrum master and team members product requirements and priorities, define realistic timelines and expectations, and understand the process and roadblocks that may occur to more accurately communicate with customers.

 

The selected candidate will demonstrate the aptitude to learn and grow in the following areas.

 

  • Systems engineering
  • Systems and data architecture, data modeling, and data mapping
  • Customer enterprise data standards

 

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Depending on LCAT (SE3 to SE5): Bachelor’s degree in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 to 15 years of general systems engineering experience, a Master’s degree or PhD in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 4 to 13 years of general systems engineering experience, or a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 to 19 years of general systems engineering experience.
  • Prior experience as a Product Owner on an agile/scrum team
  • Ability to analyze and think quickly and to resolve conflict
  • Knowledgeable in techniques to fill in gaps in the scrum
  • Ability to determine what is scrum and what is not
  • Experience with successful Agile techniques
  • Ability to work with and lead a team as a Product Owner
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.

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