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Software Systems Engineer (Contingent Hire)

Company: KBR
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

**Title:**Software Systems Engineer (Contingent Hire)**Position Description: Software Systems Engineer****Position Location: Mark Center Alexandria, VA****Position Description: This position is contingent upon contract award. The Software Systems Engineer will provide strategic leadership and task execution in the areas of software development practice, methodologies, tools, metrics and data analysis with a focus on the advancement of digitally based tools and techniques. You should be capable of forming groups and leading a group to a solution. You will work as part of a team responsible to establish, maintain, and propagate state-of-the-art engineering practice for the DoD. Team activities include:****Organizing communities of practice that connect the engineering community to solve cross-cutting engineering challenges.****Creating and using engineering guidance and standards that propagate best practices that are essential for warfighting success.****Providing engineering expertise to support the DoD in areas of Systems Engineering, Modular Open Systems Approaches, Digital Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Software Engineering, and various Specialty Engineering disciplines.****Position Responsibilities:****Engineering Best Practices****Support the creation, maintenance, and participate in Communities of Practice (CoPs), Working Groups (WGs), Bodies of Knowledge (BoKs), and similar groups. Participate in outside agency CoPs, WGs, and data repositories. Investigate current trends in knowledge management and manage capability to index and archive developed products.****Technical lead to help develops recommended courses of actions. Advise and support assessments of transitioning OUSD(R) developed technologies.****Provide expert advice, advocacy, guidance, reporting, documentation, outreach, and engagement (nationally and internationally) with external organizations. Identify obstacles to an interoperable engineering community.****Support the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspector General (IG) and Congressional report review process by reviewing, preparing quality comments and recommendations related to engineering and risk assessment.****Oversee the planning involved in national and international meetings.****Software Engineering****Technical Assessments (TA):** **Support the DoD chain of command, service and programs as and collaborate with other stakeholders, DoD contractors and independent consultants on technical assessments.** **Provide a comprehensive, independent assessment to advise DoD leadership.** **Provide the DoD leadership with actionable recommendations to mitigate risks and issues in order to improve program execution.****Software Metrics, Benchmarking, Analysis and Database Curation:** **Provide subject matter expertise in the area of software production metrics and benchmarking using experience with Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources - Software Estimating Model (SEER-SEM), Software Lifecycle Model (SLIM) or similar tools.** **Provide expertise in the management and curation of metric data from historical and current programs into a searchable database.** **Provide expertise in data science and analysis techniques, including analyzing and optimizing current historical data sets as well as augmenting or extending the existing databases with new metric data.****Software Modernization and Coordination Efforts:** **Support DoD Acquisition and Sustainment (A) Program Managers, and Chief Developmental Software Engineers in the development of comprehensive Software strategies throughout the acquisition lifecycle** **Coordinate across DoD organizations and other agencies to ensure comprehensive and efficient overall software modernization strategies.** **Support Agile methodologies and DevSecOps initiatives****Position Requirements:****High School Diploma or GED is required. A BS degree is desired, especially in a field supporting Software Engineering from an accredited college or university.****Minimum of 5 years of experience in a discipline that is relevant to the technical work supporting Software Engineering.****Knowledge of software development activities across all phases of the SW development lifecycle as well as modern languages (e.g., Python, Java, Javascript, C/C++, etc.) and tool sets (e.g. Integrated Development Environments, SQL/NoSQL database, etc.).****Current knowledge/experience with DevSecOps pipelines and supporting technologies including agile development processes and tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Gitlab, etc.) as well as some knowledge and familiarity with containerization (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)****Security Requirements: Must have an active Secret DoD clearance****Benefits:**KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development._KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law._In compliance with the U.S. federal government's vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.**KBR - Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.**KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.In everything we do, we are guided by our **ONE KBR Values:**+ **We Value Our People -** We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.+ **We Deliver -** We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.+ **We Are People of Integrity -** We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what's right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.+ **We Empower -** We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.+ **We Are a Team of Teams -** We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.**At KBR, We Deliver.****Fraud Alert**Fraud has infiltrated the job placement market via the internet, email and direct phone contact. Attempts have included unauthorized use of KBR's name and logo to solicit potential job seekers or to extend false job offers. Bad actors may mix in fake job advertisements with legitimate postings. These ads can include contact instructions and require job seekers to send sensitive personal information or money to pay for visa applications, processing fees, etc., in exchange for consideration for a high-paying position.KBR will never ask for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting/hiring process. Candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information.

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