Lead Systems Engineer/Architect

Description of Task to be Performed: AnaVation is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer/Architect to join our team and support our mission critical customer in Reston, VA. As Lead, you will represent the engineering team in customer meetings, plan quarterly Agile Development Planning commitments, drive technology roadmaps, work with the AnaVation Program Manager to accelerate customer priorities, and mentor senior, mid-level, and junior engineers. This team works with AWS cloud services including modernization of Elastic, RHEL, WSUS, and cross domain integration and automation. Our team supports and enhances 10 core application and data services used by multiple Government Agencies. The Engineering Team includes 15 staff (Systems Integration Engineers, Cloud Engineers, Software Engineers, System Administrators, Database Administrators, Data Scientists, and Information System Security Officers). This position is responsible for planning/estimating staffing, software licensing, and hosting capacity for roadmap projects and capabilities. This position is also a personnel supervisor position with 5-7 direct reports including performance reviews, engineering career planning, technical interviews for new staff, Agile Delivery (Jira) prioritization and reviews, and ongoing timesheet approvals. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Clearance: SCI Eligible, willing to obtain polygraph
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field
  • Certifications: Currently hold, or be able to attain certification in the following:
  • DoD 8570 IAT II and CSSP Infrastructure Support certifications (CompTIA CySA+ preferred or equivalent certifications that cover both requirements acceptable such as Security+ and Cloud+) within 30 days of contract start.
  • Location: Full time on-site in Reston, VA.
  • Experience:
  • 12 Years of relevant technical experience.
  • At least 4 years of experience leading AWS Cloud modernization, monitoring, and support .
  • At least 4 years of experience leading Linux engineering and production delivery.
  • At least 4 years of experience supporting/leading Agile engineering programs for Government customers, planning, assigning, and coordinating engineering team tickets.
  • At least 4 years of experience working in classified Government environments.
  • Understanding of modern architectures including cloud, application development environments, relational databases, scripting and integration of data sources.
  • Experience provisioning, configuring and managing development, test, and production hosting environments.
  • Expertise in one or more programming or scripting languages (Java, Python, PHP, Javascript, BASH, PowerShell)
  • Experience in requirements traceability, documenting technical architectures, securely configuring technology stacks and COTS/GOTS software, planning/estimating design, development and deployment of new capabilities, testing and integrating new capabilities.
  • Experience with Government Assessment and Authorization (A&A) following Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Excellent communication skills and regular interaction with Contractor Program Manager and Government Leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desired Clearance: Active SCI with Polygraph
  • Desired Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field
  • Desired Certifications: Active CompTIA CySA+ or equivalent certifications covering both DoD 8570 IAT II and CSSP Infrastructure Support. Computing Environment certification such as AWS or Linux certifications.
  • Experience:
  • 4 years of experience designing and deploying Elastic data services.
  • AWS C2S delivery experience
  • Experience providing systems engineering, integration, and architecture support to intelligence community customers.
  • Technical management experience (supervisor, performance reviews, technical career path development).
  • Cybersecurity experience supporting threat analysts, vulnerability analysts, and/or information assurance teams.

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