KEYW Corporation

  • Senior System Development Lead

    Job Locations 4 weeks ago(4/25/2018 12:24 PM)
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    Systems Engineering
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Overview

    Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services Counterintelligence Human Intelligence Automated Reporting and Collection System (CHARCS) sustainment team!


    The CHARCS sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Development Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.


    The team supports all system specific development areas inside the CHARCS baselines including the following types of artifact solution development: Architecture, Infrastructure, Software, Database, Web, and Software. Solution development occurs within the SEC PPSS software development lifecycle. Additionally the team is responsible for communicating with field support elements to resolve critical issues in a timely and effective manner.


    As the Senior System Development Lead, you will work with a team of system specific software developers and infrastructure management professionals to create predictable and high quality results from each software development activity. The primary objective of the development lead is to help the system specific development team in building self-organizing, self-managing scrum teams to achieve predictable delivery of releases. The system lead will help implement, enforce, and improve Scrum practices based on the SAFe Agile methodology as well as identify and eliminate impediments. The lead role is also responsible for assisting the development team in organizing and facilitating release and sprint planning sessions, daily stand-up meetings, sprint demos, retrospectives, story grooming sessions, and any other Scrum-related meetings.


    Specifically, you will:

    • Organize and facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, Sprint reviews, retrospectives and demos with team and Product Owner/stakeholders.
    • Coaching team members on agile principles and providing general guidance on agile best practices.
    • Ensure core agile principles are followed and practiced within the scrum teams.
    • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress to their teams and management.
    • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
    • Make recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance productivity, responsiveness, and quality.
    • Assist key business users (product owners) with backlog creation, grooming and prioritization.
    • Identify and remove impediments to prevent distractions.
    • Notify the contract wide ScrumMaster quickly and effectively of any issues identified that could negatively affect software delivery.


    Required Skills: 

    • A technical bachelor's degree and 5 years of professional work experience is required (No degree substitution with years of experience)
    • At least 2 years  experience leading a development project in a Department of Defense software development environment
    • At least 2 years software development experience in CHARCS
    • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues at a high level
    • Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills with multiple levels of stakeholders
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification i.e. Server+) prior to start of work.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Masters degree in either a technical or management discipline
    • At least 1 direct year of DCGS-A experience with successful Agile techniques: such as Affinity Estimating, User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Agile Games
    • DoD 8570 qualifying certification in a coding language or supporting OS / DB
    • Demonstrated experience in a coding language such as JAVA, C, or others
    • Experience with code repository management systems
    • Experience with several individual development environments IDEs
    • Specific understanding of at least three of the DCGS-A family of systems
    • Experience with development in both Microsoft and Linux environments
    • Experience working in / managing a VMware ESXi virtualized DoD lab environment
    • Experience working in / managing a VMware vCloud virtualized DoD lab environment #CB


    Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment.


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


    How to Apply?

    Please click apply on the right.


    Recruiting Point of Contact:

    Tracy Turner:  

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    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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