Agile Systems Engineer


Location: Herndon or Springfield

Mid-Level (6 to 12 years experience)

Overview and Deliverables: Mid-Level Agile Systems Engineers provide support and execution of agile software development activities for IPOs and programs. Assist Release Train Engineers to ensure the IPO/program Backlog list is current, complete and accurately reflects the Mission Owner’s priorities. Assist in capturing new requirements, validating them through the Needs and Collection Management engineering board, and Mission Owners prioritization. 

  • Ensure RPE and sprints are planned, developed and executed IAW SAFe framework.  
  • Ensure the backlog list is current and prioritized IAW product Owner priorities.  
  • Assist the Government Program Manager in overseeing the RPE and sprint to ensure the Solution and design architecture requirements are implemented.  
  • Ensure the Developer captures the implementation in MBSE model and is provided to the Government to update the Government models, Digital Thread and Digital Twin.   
  • Ensure the RPE and sprints build to test and incorporate agile principles of lean traceability of defined requirements through test plans and test procedures. 
     

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Mid-level experience in Agile Software development methodologies. 

Desired Skills: 

  • Mid-level experience in curating Backlog lists.  
  • Certified SAFe Agilist.  
  • Demonstrated experience with MBSE, processes, tools and languages. 

Clearance: Candidates need to be TS/SCI-cleared with polygraph. 

Senior-Level (12 to 18 years experience)

Overview and Deliverables: Senior Agile Systems Engineers facilitate program level software development processes, program execution, escalate impediments, manage risk and enables continuous improvement. 

  • Establish Product Increments, Release Planning Events (RPEs), and Sprint Calendar for the Release Train.  
  • Facilitate Product Increments Planning, Program-Level ceremonies, leads program execution, and coaches Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in continuous improvement of value delivery.  
  • Aggregate Product Increments and Sprint objectives.  
  • Facilitate Scrum of Scrums.  
  • Facilitate full use of SAFe Principles.  
  • Identify risks to the Product Line PM for mitigation and/or submission to the Needs and Collection Management Engineering Board.  
  • Report ART Status to stakeholders (internal and external).  
  • Drive the Release through creating transparency using metrics to drive positive change.  
  • Identify and facilitate resolution of dependencies and/or elevates program level impediments to the IPC team.  
  • Assist the Government in Feature Integration Test Coordination.  

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Senior-level experience with at least 1 year real-world experience as a Release Train Engineering (RTE).  
  • Experience in SAFe managing release trains.  
  • SAFe Certified Scrum Master (CSM). 

Desired Skills: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.   
  • Demonstrated experience with MBSE, processes, tools and languages. 

Clearance: Candidates need to be TS/SCI-cleared with polygraph. 

Incentive: ASG will pay $5000 for referrals to candidates successfully placed into these positions, payable six months after hire. 

ASG is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled