Work Location: Dulles, VA

Epic Systems is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment; including introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. Epic is seeking a SAFe Proxy Product Owner (Cloud) to support the design, development, and deployment of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Responsibilities Include:

• Leading and collaborating within an Agile Scrum team as an Agile Release Train (ART) lead responsible for developing advanced, leading-edge, cloud-oriented automation and orchestration architectures that provide rigorous, self-validating cybersecurity capabilities to a major U.S. Government customer

• Leading and facilitating team related Agile events (PI Planning, Release Governance, Stand-Ups, Sprint Planning, etc.) while maintaining all artifacts (Backlogs, Decisions, Blockers, etc.)

• Eliminating impediments and actively addressing issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Program Increment (PI)

• Escalating as needed when blocking issues are beyond the team’s authority or require support from other teams

• Fostering a collaborative team environment through coaching & leading appropriately

• Leading and facilitating preparation & readiness for ART events (e.g., PI Planning, System Demos, Inspect & Adapt, etc.)

• Review high quality technical documentation, including user guides, test plans, and contract deliverable items and supporting product training

• Leading Agile Scrum teams in the system design and implementation of advanced, cloud-oriented autonomous cybersecurity capabilities

• Interfacing directly with customers, stakeholders, and end-users regarding capability architectures, requirements, use cases, and stories to derive, develop and decompose next-cycle updates and specifications.

• Full lifecycle oversight of requirements driven automation architecture

Required Skills:

• Must have an Active Secret (S) clearance and must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

• Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

• Proven leadership skills and meaningful experience successfully leading infrastructure as code (IAC) projects

• Experience communicating with program leadership

• Independently driven, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• 8+ years of professional experience in a technology related field

• 5+ years direct experience in either complex autonomous package builds, autonomous API driven backends, infrastructure automation and orchestration, event driven micro-service architectures, orchestrated infrastructure automation, or configuration driven deployments

• 2+ years of experience in either AWS, MS Azure or GCP

• Strong working knowledge of either multi-environment autonomous orchestration, automation tooling, pipeline deployments, or software application integration

Desired Skills:

• Experience leading teams and projects at either the tech lead or product owner level

• Familiarity with Jenkins, Artifactory, Jira, Git, Ansible, Chef, AWS lambda, terraform or cloud native tools like CloudFormation

• Programming experience (Java, JavaScript, .Net, Python, or Ruby)

• Familiarity with using, updating, and programmatically manipulating Linux and Windows

• Experience with NTP, DNS, Networking, LDAP, or Software repositories

• Experience with branching and release strategies, CI/CD Pipelines

• AWS cloud technology knowledge and implementation experience

• Experience designing and implementing event driven microservice architectures

• Experience in technical oversight of individuals and projects

• Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments

• Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) knowledge and experience

• Experience with agile tools, including Jira and Jira Align

Required Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field.

• Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications:

• DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II

• Certifications related to Agile development and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner