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Senior Software Systems Engineer

Company: LinQuest
Location: Herndon
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

LinQuest is seeking the immediate hire of an on-location Senior Software Systems Engineer to join our LinQuest Innovation Center (LINC) in Herndon, Virginia. The LINC's charter is to develop and pursue innovative technology solutions that will enhance, improve, or disrupt current ways of doing business enabling a more effective and efficient solution to support LinQuest and our customers mission objectives. The LINC is responsible for building and maintaining LinQuest's corporate technology roadmap, leading and managing LinQuest's IRAD portfolio, and providing technical support to organic and new business growth opportunities. As a Senior Software Systems Engineer, you will lead systems engineering activities in support of multiple agile software development projects. This role includes both hands on engineering as well as leading other engineers in support of direct and IRAD projects.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience supporting agile programs for the DoD/IC, have deep knowledge of software architectures and systems engineering techniques, and leadership experience.
As a Senior Software Systems Engineer you will lead Systems Engineering activities as a member of an agile team with responsibility for defining, tracking, testing and validation of requirements and defining the criteria for successful delivery of software products. You will apply modern systems engineering techniques and tools to assist in the development of state-of-the-art solutions for challenging problems for national security space.
LinQuest has a nationally recognized reputation for technical excellence. We provide world-class engineering and hands-on support to our DoD customers for critically important National Security space programs, systems, and vehicles, including spacecraft. This is an opportunity to contribute to a wide range of cutting-edge projects.

  • Apply innovative Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches to Software Acquisition and Development. Planning, implementing, and leading test-driven development activities, and performing configuration management of related products and activities.

  • Review proposed hardware/software implementations that would satisfy program requirements and provide feedback to the customer

  • Develop and review models and conduct analysis in support of development and flow-down of requirements

  • Assess proposed baseline changes for impacts to requirements and verification.

  • Support the customer with verification tracking to ensure the developer and source requirements are adequately verified

  • Ensure effective requirements integration across space and ground, hardware and software, and all other aspects of systems and organizations within the Enterprise

  • Integrate activities over the lifecycle of systems within the Enterprise including pre-contractual, development and production, as well as operations and sustainment

  • Develop acquisition and technical requirements-related briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation for Program Management Reviews.

  • Collaborate with prime contractors, other support contractors, government civilians, and members of the government PMO

    Ideal candidates will have the following foundational qualities and traits:

    • Exceptional Technical Writing Skills

    • Experience with a wide variety of software architectures and applications is preferred.

    • Experience with software development projects within an agile environment.

    • Experience supporting DoD/IC Customers, or substantial related experience.

    • Independence of thought and action paired with a passion for collaboration and shared ideas.

    • Comfort in writing proposals and giving technical presentations.

    • A desire to work on multiple projects and teams, rather than focus on a single customer.

    • Ability to work independently and with team members from different backgrounds

    • Identifies new technologies and determines how and when they should be implemented


      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Systems Engineering or an undergraduate degree in a STEM area with relevant experience.

      • 6+ years of professional experience performing work related to the skills enumerated above. More experience is preferred

      • 3+ years' experience with Agile/SAFe/Lean development of software for military systems using DevSecOps, including related SE and PM tools and techniques.

      • Ability to obtain Top Secret clearance

      • Experience or activities that demonstrate creative independence and a passion for learning and collaboration are preferred.

      • Background in software program management, software team lead, scrum master, Agile coach, or engineering/project manager

      • Documented DoD Agile software development experience, i.e., DAU certifications.

      • Familiarity with DevSecOps pipelines and PM tools and techniques operated within a cloud-based environment.

      • Experience with DoDAF-compliant architectures, system requirements analysis, requirements trace management (including DOOR/DNG or other related tool experience), and MBE/MBSE (including familiarity with related tools such as CAMEO and modeling languages such as SysML).

        COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines:
        As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective, or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

        • Bachelors or better in Computer Science

          Licenses & Certifications

          • Ability to Obtain

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: LinQuest, Germantown , Senior Software Systems Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Herndon, Maryland

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