IT Subject Matter Expert

Washington, DC

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Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting is seeking a Senior IT Specialist to join our team. 

  • Provide thought leadership and expertise in the development and refinement of Agency requirements standards and guidance for various development paths (including Waterfall and Agile) in support of the Agency Enterprise Lifecycle (ELC) and Enterprise Architecture (EA).
  • Develop, maintain, and facilitate requirements training and informational outreach briefings on select requirements processes/activities/tools.
  • Provide requirements expertise, thought leadership, and support to projects including implementing tools, facilitating requirements elicitation workshops, documenting/managing requirements, maintaining traceability, developing requirements documentation, providing mentoring and guidance to project team on requirements in adherence to ELC and EA.
  • Provide operations and maintenance support to all the tools environments, which may include activities such as tool integration, data migration, template updates, product upgrades, and application and database administration. 
  • Provide support to the enterprise adoption of the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tool suite which may include developing migration plans, working with projects to migrate existing repository data, mentoring new users, provide thought leadership during planning, conducting analysis and developing position papers or briefing materials, and developing/conducting training.
  • Create, revise, and maintain a variety of Requirements Engineering documents, data item descriptions, templates, etc.
  • Support and update the overall tools infrastructure
  • Support the integration of requirements processes with other Agency programs, projects, and business activities such as Agile, Rapid Delivery, etc.
  • Conduct training and outreach
  • Develop and deliver informational briefings
  • Develop program/project metrics and/or assurance guidance
  • Support the development of Agile standards and guidance

Skills & Requirements

·        Experience and expertise in software development approaches, including Waterfall and Agile

·        Experience and expertise in requirements development, elicitation, and documentation

·        Experience and expertise facilitating large groups of Government stakeholders in requirements elicitation sessions

Tools (experience in these tools is preferred but not required)


·        Rational RequisitePro, the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) suite including Rational Requirements Composer (RRC),  Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Publishing Engine (RPE), Justinmind and System Architect (as requested).

Education and Experience

·        Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a similar discipline preferred

·        U.S. Citizenship and must be able to obtain a security clearance (background check)


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice. 

Other Considerations:

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • Per clearance requirements, this position requires US citizenship 
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.  
  • Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time


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