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Job #: R-00105275-OTHLOC-PL-2D2605
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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The Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Release Train Engineer (RTE) to provide technical expertise and leadership to a large cross-functional team within an Intelligence Community agency. Work will be performed Gaithersburg, MD. You will provide Project Leadership support within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) software development environment.  This role would also manage Engineering managers and senior developers. The candidate should have a background of prior management experience and working within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) execution construct.   Ideal candidate has software development and/or application integration project management experience and an understanding of the use of DevSecOps tools and processes to facilitate configuration management, testing, and deployment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing schedule execution and planning the software / architecture releases for the program
  • Facilitating cross-team collaboration within program via Scrum of Scrums meeting and other less formal forums in support development, testing, and deployment efforts
  • Tracking status across program’s agile and DevSecOps teams
  • Briefing customer on development progress throughout program increment cycle
  • Work closely with the operations team to coordinate release trains, assess the impact to other DevSecOps processes, and schedule FAT/release timelines for those fixes. 
  • Acquire in-depth understanding of the large complex software system, and assess risk and understand varied customer needs
  • Leading collection, dissemination, and interpretation of development metrics
  • Facilitating sprint and program increment demos for internal and external audiences
  • Managing, Staffing and Hiring managers and lead developers, focusing on career growth and skillset diversity of the team.
  • Creating content for program’s website as new releases are deployed to operations
  • Facilitating Release Planning Events (RPEs), including logistics and technical preparation
  • Providing technical execution oversight to the test team throughout each program increment starting with identifying test plans through Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)
  • Providing leadership and coordination to shepherd baseline releases from development code cutoff to operational deployment completion.
  • Assessing skillset needs and collaborating with leadership to staff program openings
  • Participating in proposal efforts including Basis of Estimate (BOE) and technical volume writing
  • Coaching teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Project/Program Leaders in agile practices

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • TS/SCI level security clearance required to be considered.
  • Previous Release, Project, or Program Management experience
  • Ability to understand technical concepts and communicate them effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Leadership and staffing experience
  • Experience working with a SAFe Agile software development team, managing project deadlines (ideally in a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Development Lead role)
  • Experience with briefing leadership and/or customers of key status of project progression
  • Experience communicating with and briefing status to external stakeholders, including customer/government representatives
  • Successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, good attitude, be a results-oriented team player, creative thinker, problem solver, and follow all Leidos ethical standards. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Domain knowledge and/or experience, especially familiarity with software development, DevSecOps, and/or COTS/FOSS integration
  • Familiar with program’s suite of tools (JIRA, GitHub/BitBucket, Confluence)
  • Familiarity with multiple test phases (unit, regression, feature acceptance, independent validation and verification), multiple test environments, cloud and on-premise infrastructures, baseline configuration management, automated testing and deployment.
  • Familiarity with DoD ICD 503 authorization and assessment process
  • Experience working with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Holds a SAFe Agile Certification

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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