ID: VA-1082 Systems Engineer II (U.S. Citizen)
Location: Fair Lakes, VA   
Education/Experience: BS in STEM-related field and min 1 yrs experience
Job Type: Full Time                          .
US Citizenship Required: Yes

The successful candidate will join Athena’s growing biometrics systems business unit assigned to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) Program. 

Systems Engineer II Basic Qualifications:

  •  Demonstrable experience in performing on systems engineering or software development teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and deploying big data or cloud based database systems.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing, publishing, and maintaining engineering artifacts / documentation
  • Ability to work with data modelers, data architects, software developers, DBAs to achieve project objectives
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (Entry on Duty and Public Trust) for continued employment.


 Systems Engineer II Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Agile development experience
  •  Cloud and Amazon Web Services
  •  OpenShift and/or Kubernetes
  •  Scaled Agile Framework
  •  SYSml tools such as MagicDraw


The successful candidates will perform traditional requirements analysis and decomposition, assist with architecture refinement and work closely with the development and test teams in the creation of features, user stories and test plans and procedures to ensure end to end traceability. SE will assist the software development and test teams to ensure that requirements and acceptance criteria are clearly understood. In addition, SE will support updates of program deliverables such as the System Architecture Design (SAD), System Requirements Document (SRD) and Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) documents throughout the HART sprint and release development cycles. In addition, individuals will support the development and enhancement of an architectural model based loosely on DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) using  SYSml tools such as MagicDraw.

Athena Sciences Benefit Package includes:

  • Relocation assistance and signing bonus
  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • STD/LTD
  • 401K
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Education assistance


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