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Senior Product Engineer / System Engineer (DoDAF, SOA)

Position Description:  

  • Provide Front-end (UI) / Full-Stack software development and technical services to support the Analytic and Engagement Applications (AEA) 
  • Collaborate with other software development teams developing web-based user interface applications promoting service interoperability, integration, and reuse 
  • Maintain awareness of current landscape of visualization solutions exchanging knowledge and advice regarding visualization technologies 
  • Collaborate with User Experience design team to increase product’s usability 
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments. 
  • Review and test software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results 
  • Provide specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components 
  • Perform software life-cycle activities to ensure highest level of system performance and availability and compliance with business requirements 
  • Administer, maintain, and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the application 

Labor Requirements:  

  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc  
  • Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents  
  • Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components  
  • Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination 
  • Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations  
  • Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components  
  • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions  
  • Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan  
  • Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis  
  • Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)  
  • Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents  
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle  
  • Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness  
  • Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable  
  • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers  
  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.) 
  • Implement comprehensive SOA solutions  
  • Implement operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards  
  • Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete  
  • Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository 
  • Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan  
  • In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements  
  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions  
  • Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions  
  • Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance  
  • Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes)  
  • Support the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy)  
  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis  
  • Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs  
  • Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produceability, etc.)  
  • Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces 

 Technical Skills Required:  

  • Serving as a technical lead of multiple software development teams, if required 
  • Developing applications using AngularJS / jQuery / React / Vue (other JS frameworks) 
  • Developing Java/Javascript Web applications 
  • Developing applications interfacing into Mongo DB / Elasticsearch / SQL 
  • Developing applications that are 508 compliant 
  • Experience developing software services and applications within Enterprise Cloud Technologies 
  • Developing software solutions by analyzing system performance standards 
  • Performs software testing and troubleshoots software issues for SIGINT systems using Java JUnit testing or other test-driven development frameworks 
  • Assisting with development and execution of test procedures for software components 
  • Designing, developing, and modifying software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design 
  • Quality control of all developed and modified software 
  • Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitoring their performance 
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Development 
  • Writing or reviewing software system documentation 
  • Providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting system requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and perform technical assessment 
  • Implementing operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards. 
  • Reviewing and/or approving system engineering documentation ensuring that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete 
  • Developing system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents 
  • Managing and ensuring the technical integrity of the system baseline, continually updating as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance 
  • Developing scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, and maintenance, and disposal needs 
  • Structured analysis and design methodologies 

Special Technical Skills Desired:  

  • Experience with consuming and writing web services 
  • Experience with generating technical documentation 
  • Experience with writing Linux based scripts for code integration and cron jobs using Bourne Shell, C, or Python and work in a command line environment 
  • Developing applications interfacing into relational and non-relational database applications (i.e. Oracle / Mongo DB / Elasticsearch) 
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment 
  • Experience managing software code using Git & MAVEN 
  • Experience using with Jira and Confluence 

Minimum Experience Required:  

  • Fourteen (14) years experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 
  • TS/SCI w. Polygraph Required 
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