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System Engineer 2/ Agile Product Owner

Hanover, MD · Information Technology

Seeking a Systems Engineer 2/Agile Product Owner with the following:

The responsibilities of this role include leading innovative solutions for the future, overseeing the high-assurance project from start to finish, managing and motivating the entire team, and communicating/collaborating with our broader platform team and executive leadership. An Agile Product Owner is responsible for defining and maintaining the structure of the high-assurance solution by making sure that the product and the Product Increments meet functional, security, and performance requirements. The Agile Product Owner helps one or more Agile team(s) work together in an Agile fashion such that they jointly own the solution, and make and keep commitments. They will also assist in developing and maintaining agile project artifacts including product backlog and planning artifacts.


Required Skills

  • Proven experience as a system/software security engineer

  • Proven experience in agile system/software development

  • Software development experience in one of the following core languages: Java, Javascript, C/C++, Go, Rust, Python

  • Experience with web-related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, and Service Oriented Architectures) and network/web-related protocols

  • Good leadership, decision-making, and organization skills.

  • Good working knowledge of project estimation techniques.

  • Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

Desired Skills​

  • ​Detail​ed technical knowledge of techniques, standards, and state-of-the-art capabilities for authentication and authorization, applied cryptography, security vulnerabilities, and Remediation

  • Experience profiling open standards ( IETF, W3C, etc. ) for specific security requirement

  • Experience building and validating security mechanisms in software and systems

  • Familiarity with Security Software Development Lifecycles



Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents

Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s)

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

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

Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components

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

Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions

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

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

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.)

Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)

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

Implement comprehensive SOA solutions


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

Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete

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

Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository

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

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

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

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


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.

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