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Senior Technical Lead

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by Perspecta

Arlington, VA 22201
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta's talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Joint Engineering Teams - Sustainment (JETS) will provide USCIS with Agile development and maintenance capability to sustain their IT systems. JETS will supply agile development teams to participate in IT maintenance efforts, to include activities necessary for sustaining previously developed systems and applications using Lean processes. The contractor will be part of an ecosystem participating with federal employees and other contractors in a team-based scaled agile approach to deliver mission value frequently, cost-effectively, responsively, and with high quality.

The technical program lead is responsible for the design, implementation, security and performance of the customer's complex software and IT system. The technical lead for the program will work closely with the business analysts to understand the customer needs, to include policy and technical updates, and help to translate these into software development solutions. This will include technical knowledge of how the current system works in order to identify areas for improvement and integration. The technical lead will be expected to be informed of the latest IT offerings and make recommendations to adapt the architecture and solutions quickly based on industry and customer direction. The JETS program is at the forefront of DevSecOps and the lead is expected to be a leader in emerging solutions.

The lead will also be responsible for interfacing and directing all aspects of the agile teams to include full-stack, web and database developers. As a trailblazer for multiple agile projects, the lead will work with each of the agile teams to ensure that the requirements and scope of the agile epics and releases are clearly defined and understood by the developers. The lead will help to ensure timelines, work limits, and adjust rapidly based on customer feedback. The lead is also expected to interface directly with the customer on a regular basis, to include technical presentations and demonstrations of working software.


  • Develops technical solutions to meet a wide range of business needs.
  • Evaluates technical trends and provides recommendations for technology and architecture to meet business objectives.
  • Prepares cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses for management decision-making purposes.
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
  • Leads the requirements, design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of new software and enhancements of existing applications.
  • Works with program managers, project managers, developers, and end users to ensure application designs meet business requirements, and delivers capability using agile methodologies.
  • Formulates/defines specifications for complex operating software programming applications and modifies/maintains complex existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer.
  • Leads all phases of software systems programming of new applications and enhancing, correcting, refreshing, and modifying existing software applications.

Required Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of relevant technology experience, with at least a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical degree
    • At least 8 yrs. of IT leadership experience, and with at least 3 years leading engineering activities that use agile methodologies; application development and design experience for two or more major technologies used on program
  • Experience working as an architect or leader in a software development environment
  • Experience with modernization of a large mission critical IT system or program
  • Full-stack experience in software development, to include the following technologies and tools: Java, C#, object oriented design, and modern web frameworks (such as Angular, React/Redux, Node.js, and SCSS)
  • Experience with DevOps, CI/CD, and cloud technologies (AWS)
  • Experience with new technologies, such as AWS microservices
  • Experience working in an agile environment, with Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe
  • GitHub experience
  • Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues clearly/accurately to technical/non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team with adjusting priorities and deadlines

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with the following:
    • HTML 5
    • Bootstrap
    • Spring/Springboo
    • Linux
  • AWS certification
  • Experience with database design and development, specifically Oracle and SQL
  • Experience in Model - View - Presenter or Model - View - Controller design patterns

Reference: 721039770