Abacus Technology is seeking a Software Lead to act as the Product Owner (PO) for software applications under the Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate at Lackland AFB. This is a full-time position.
Lead a development team for a new software application. Perform the functions of a Product Owner (PO) under the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) construct. Will be embedded with a 5-7 person development team. Facilitate team Agile ceremonies, create user stories, backlog story prioritization, continual backlog grooming, and regularly interfacing with Program Management, stakeholders, and system users. Maintain conceptual and technical integrity of features and/or components for the development team. Conduct reviews on program portfolio to evaluate and/or recommend alternative plans, improve systems engineering programs/processes, manage/sustain program technical baseline, and design/perform system level tests to assure that subsystems and system is achieved in accordance with approved specifications. Perform program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design and test results to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved in accordance with program specifications. Prepare technical documents which define, specify, and recommend system/subsystem characteristics. Prepare management reports and conducts technical presentations for planning, implementation and corrective action using application of engineering economy principles. Perform validation of systems, including development of criteria and procedures. Analyze and/or evaluate results of major engineering systems. Provide system/program engineering, technical support and technical training to support programs/initiatives, including but not limited to: acquisition, development, integration, sustainment, continued evolution, deployment/fielding and installation, and operations oversight. Provide engineering support services and inputs to program and project risk management activities in compliance with AF processes.
15+ years experience including in-depth experience in a system engineering or analysis role and at least 5 years supporting DoD programs. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Thorough understanding of application software, operating systems, networks, storage platforms, and how they relate to system architecture. Application programming experience is a big plus. Agile development experience is highly preferred. Experience working on each stage of the system development life cycle from initiation through deployment/sustainment. Demonstrated proficiency with process modeling and developing workflow diagrams. Able to elicit and interpret requirements and translate to technical specifications/system design following best practices and design patterns. Able to communicate with management, technical staff, and end users in a clear and professional manner. Experience with engineering practices, techniques, and standards. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present technical presentations. Able to represent complex data in diagrams or through other techniques that communicate precise information to both business and technical staff. Proven ability to understand the strategic and tactical approach to projects and handle multiple projects concurrently. Must be a US citizen and hold a current Top Secret clearance with SCI access.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.