Senior Technologist

DC Metro

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Job Description

Octo Consulting is seeking an experienced Technologist and Solution Architect to join its rapidly growing Agile Software Engineering team.  This resource will serve as a technical leader in support of a strategic civilian client in the Federal Government while also contributing heavily to services and solution development for the Agile Software Engineering practice within Octo.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with a segment and account lead to manage and lead a group of technical resources in support of a federal client
  • Provide both thought and technical leadership for select customer accounts in the federal sector primarily in the areas of Agile Software Engineering, Web/Service/Mobile Application Development, and Solution Architecture.
  • Work with customers to thoroughly understand problems while identifying, formalizing, and acting on solutions.
  • Work with Agile Software Engineering practice lead in advancing the objectives and maturity of the practice.
  • Support business development activities such as customer meetings, proposal writing and proposal solution development as needed

Skills & Requirements

  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience in architecting, building and deploying interactive web solutions in the public sector using multiple technology stacks
  • 5+ years of overall technological leadership experience in software engineering and architecture roles
  • Strong demonstrated experience in building reusable, agile architectures using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Object Oriented (OOA/D) concepts.
  • 5+ years working as a consultant or in a consulting role in multiple engagements
  • 5+ years of experience serving as an agile practitioner (Using Scrum or Kanban), with experience in running teams using Agile techniques and delivering in short increments to customers
  • Experience supporting business development activities such as sales calls, proposal writing, solution development and thought leadership
  • 3+ years of experience in directly managing an inter-disciplinary technical team of at least six resources in support of custom application development
  • 2+ years of experience serving as a client manager or liaison
  • Experience working with and understanding technical concepts such as Object Oriented Analysis and Development methods and relational database structures
  • Technology agnostic and experience working with multiple technology stacks such as Java (JEE), .NET, LAMP, RoR, iPhone, Android, Mobile Web, and Open Source Technologies
  • Experience translating business requirements in to actionable software design artifacts such as requirements, use cases, user stories, and user centered design artifacts
  • Self starter who is responsive and accountable to the responsibilities they are given, the team they lead, and the clients they support
  • Organization skills with the ability to manage and deliver on multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to build consensus across interdisciplinary environments (across technical teams, across client domains)
  • Be passionate about technology and technology trends to be constantly aware of new solutions and opportunities to improve.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to all levels of an organization to aid in decision making and understanding through written, verbal, and presentation mediums
  • Must be a confident decision maker and a humble mistake maker
  • Must be able to work with clients to thoroughly understand problems while identifying, formalizing, and driving solutions
  • Possess a broad understanding of modern development, COTS, and infrastructure technologies to be able to provide end-to-end solution recommendations.

Desired experience and/or familiarity:

  • Agile / Scrum management of software application development projects (Certified Scrum Master or Practitioner preferred)
  • Experience providing traditional project management functions such as cost management, reporting, and time management
  • Experience with software source configuration management and continuous integration (Git, Svn, Maven, Ant, etc.)
  • Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management systems such as Jira, Rally, or IBM Rational Tools preferred
  • Experience and understanding of User Centered Design/UI/UX tools and techniques
  • A general working understanding of infrastructure technologies and concepts is preferred

Location:

  • DC Metro