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577 Sr. Systems Engineer TS/SCI
Vector Talent Resources, Inc. McLean, VA
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577 Sr. Systems Engineer TS/SCI

Vector Talent Resources, Inc.
McLean, VA
Expired: February 26, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time


Job ID: 577

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer

Job Clearance Required: TS/SCI active clearance

Job Type: Direct Hire/Full Time

Job Contact:

Job Location: Bethesda, MD - Hybrid Role

Practice Area: System Engineering

Job Pay: W2 Salaried with Benefits, PTO, Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, 401K and more.

Hours: Monday Friday 40 hours per week.

Job Description

Senior Systems Engineer TS/SCI

Vector is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to play a critical role with design, engineering, development and deployment of software supporting DIA-National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) under our 10-year Technology Platform contract You will have impact as part of a mission focused, solutions oriented, and adaptive team that values innovation, collaboration, and professional development. The selected individual will work closely with the Lead Systems Engineer, Release Train Engineer, and government leads to decompose high priority requirements from the product roadmap into valuable delivered solutions, executing on requirements analysis, design, system integration, and system testing. Candidates for this position require an ability to understand and articulate both business and technical needs, transforming them into actionable items within a software development environment.

As a Senior Systems Engineer you will assist an application team responsible for maintaining the continuous flow of new software into an integrated pipeline that builds, deploys, and verifies, while you manage risks, escalate impediments, and help to drive continuous process improvement. While most work is conducted on-site at our client location in Bethesda, MD, we offer a flexible schedule and, occasionally, some tasks may be performed remotely. Percentage of remote work will vary based on client requirements/deliverables.


Develop, manage, and continually improve the backlog of work items for an Agile scrum team. Update and prioritize stories and epics via feedback from various program stakeholders ensuring the team is always working on the highest-value tasks.

Provide technical support, coordination, and execution of systems engineering activities such as feature/requirements analysis, design, implementation planning, integration and test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment.

Support Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) program increment planning and execution through creation of work tickets in JIRA as well as program/system documentation using collaboration software (e.g., Confluence). Participate in all Agile ceremonies to include daily stand up, planning, reviews, and retrospectives.

Stay informed of increment and sprint progress and work with the team to identify and remove impediments and dependencies.

Perform backlog refinement on a regular basis. This may include decomposing features into workable stories, prioritizing or reprioritizing items in the backlog for upcoming sprints, refining acceptance criteria and complexity estimates or removing tickets that are no longer relevant.

Accept or reject completed work based on defined acceptance criteria to ensure delivery of high-quality software.

Minimum Requirements:

BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience with 6+ years in software development, system engineering or related field

Must possess TS/SCI clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI with Polygraph

Experience as a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or a similar role in an Agile software development team.

Demonstrated ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps.

Experience managing and prioritizing product backlogs effectively.

Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, and experience with tools like Jira and Confluence.

Experience with facilitating scrum for the team (Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo)

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to articulate technical and non-technical concepts to diverse audiences.

Proven ability to work cross-functionally with engineering, design, and project management teams.

Demonstrated ability to manage expectations and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Software development/coding experience with programming languages such as Python, Java, and React

Experience with database systems, search engines, model view controller (MVC); web applications.

Experience with using Oracle Linux and Centos operating systems.

Experience with big data applications.

Agile certification.

Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous development tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, or equivalent).

Experience with creating design packages and workflows.

Experience in writing technical solutions and whitepapers.

Familiarity with a MBSE approach and tools or experience with framework/approach like MBSE.

Vector Talent Resources is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age or genetic information.


Vector Talent Resources, Inc.

McLean, VA
22107 USA



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