MPS Systems Engineer/Product Owner

Westminster, CO 80234

Posted: 06/14/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80254
Our Client is currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, acting also as a product owner, to support one of our agile development scrum teams in the Mission Planning domain.  The successful candidate will have experience with model-based engineering as well as generation of traditional SE artifacts, such as Concepts of Operations, Requirements, Use Cases, and related documentation. The candidate has worked with large, complex systems, and will be expected to leverage this experience to quickly learn specific aspects of our ground system including mission planning and tasking, planning system pre-processing, and use of support data including weather forecasts, order priority, etc. As the product owner, this candidate will be responsible for owning features and supporting development of child user stories and their acceptance criteria, and to prioritize and maintain their team’s backlog as well as providing technical leadership to scrum teams that keep mission development and implementation processes flowing.
  • Lead scrum development team as Product Owner and Feature Owner  - to include aid in facilitating agile ceremonies such as daily stand-up, sprint and quarterly planning, and feature demonstrations
  • Support the Agile Software Development Life Cycle process used to facilitate system baseline changes, taking ownership of those deliverables expected from the customer organization
  • Ensure quality by managing system and component-level requirements providing traceability to design documentation, test cases, and operational training material
  • Work directly with other Product Owners, system engineers, program managers, developers, testers,  and customers to define technical user stories to effect an optimal system design implementation
  • Develop as-built design documents for software components
  • Work directly with internal software development team as well as 3rd party software vendors 
  • Create system-level functional flows with an ability to frame all requirements inside those flows
  • Lead development of as-built models and design documents for software components to ensure all docuementation is current
  • Continually learn about our evolving complex systems with particular focus on mission planning interfaces
  • Make contributions to the enterprise vision, engineering processes, and overall architecture roadmap
  • Participate in design sessions with internal clients from back-end processing to user interfaces, with an emphasis on mission planning and mission control segments within the ground systems
  • Manage customer expectations to ensure realistic deliverables and then exceed those expectations
  • Lead design sessions across operational and support groups
    • Coordinate team responses to large scale dynamic requests
Job Requirements
  • Working experience of Agile development principles and best practices
  • Has a complete understanding of the systems engineering domain
  • Capable of reviewing and critiqueing  engineering designs and providing feedback on those designs
  • Leads and participates in innovation exercizes such as Hack-A-Thons, to determine optimal paths toward implementation of complex feature designs
  • Experienced with Model-Based System Engineering practices, SysML, modeling system state transitions, data flows, etc., and working with Enterprise Architect or similar framework
  • Has mid-level systems engineering and operations experience
  • Currently hold or able to obtain US Government clearance
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong sense of self-motivation is essential – must be willing to be actively involved in the details of the system design and operability
  • Successful at multi-tasking and able to handle a workload with multiple priorities
  • Able to identify  and resolve project issues independently
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Be a problem solver with sound judgment and affective decision-making skills
  • Work directly with internal software development team as well as 3rd party software vendors
    • Full knowledge of multiple development methodologies (Waterfall, Spiral, Scrum/Agile)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) is a plus
    • Service Oriented Architecture experience is a plus
    • Software development experience is a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Business, or similar study 
    • Minimum of eight years related engineering or operations experience with increasing responsibilities
    • US citizenship required
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