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Job #: R-00026673
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) program is a next generation machine learning pipeline platform that will provide cutting edge data enrichment, triage, and analytics capabilities to Defense and Intelligence Community members.  D3P will advance the state of the art in mission-focused big data analytics tools and micro-service development spanning the breadth of Agile sprints to multiyear research and development cycles.  

Be our next Release Manager providing oversight, management, and execution of the entire release management lifecyle for the D3P system in our Reston, VA office. As our Release Manager, you will work closely with the System Integration/DevOps and Operations teams as well as Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, Architects, and Operations Engineering/Manager to perform and manage the full spectrum of release management activities.  Additionally, provide ongoing release and production monitoring support after each release is deployed.

Roles you will be doing on the job:
- Work/collaborate closely with the System Integration/DevOps and Operations teams as well as D3P Lead SE and Systems Engineers, architects, software, data, test, and devops engineers as well as scrum-masters on the following key tasks: 
•    Manage and oversee entire software release effort to successfully deploy software releases to include hotfixes, defect tracking, production operations status reporting
•    Lead software release meetings and oversee release team execution to deliver product on schedule
•    Obtain solid understanding of software features in order to plan for current and upcoming releases 
•    Document release rollout plans/tasks, risks and maintain schedule for release rollouts
•    Hold daily release tag-ups/scrum and document minutes/actions/status
•    Generate work tickets for release tasks and assign to team members
•    Participate in release planning, scrum of scrums, bug triage and other pertinent meetings
•    Coordinate with test team members on release/hotfix testing
•    Establish release processes, perform process improvements, and document processes 
•    Report release status to PM staff and Customer as needed
•    Assist with resolution of technical issues that adversely impact successful product delivery 
•    Assist with identifying and supporting external dependencies where needed

Skills you need to be successful in this role:
- BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent experience with 8+ years in software development, release management, or systems engineering or 4 additional years in lieu of degree
- Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
- At least 2+ years’ experience working as a software Release Manager for large scale systems using agile methodology
- Demonstrable knowledge with managing and overseeing entire release management cycle to include hotfixes, defect tracking, production operations status reporting  
- Demonstrable experience in documenting releases, risks and in maintaining the schedule of planned releases and ability to lead software release meetings and oversee release team execution to deliver product on-time
- Knowledge of systems engineering concepts (requirements, design, etc.), systems engineering processes, and applying these concepts to software-intensive systems and release management cadence
- Excellent project management and planning skills. Sustained track record of successfully managing multiple programs/projects concurrently
- Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with testers, systems engineers, architects, software developers, management as well as ability to work with multiple teams to release software
- Familiarity with agile software development processes and products (release and sprint planning, product backlog management/refinement, retrospectives, etc.)
- Experience with use of tools such as Atlassian Jira and Confluence
- Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of system integration activities
- Ability to work well/collaborate with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience as well as working within a team environment; Experience and ability to work in a fast paced environment
- Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:     
- Experience with microservices 
- Experience and domain knowledge related to data processing 
- Experience with big data applications 
- Experience with Linux, shell scripting
- Advanced technical degree or systems engineering or software development/process certifications
- Experience with software systems integration and incremental software development


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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