Software Systems Engineer

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to provide strategic thought and task execution in the areas of software development practice, methodologies, tools, metrics and data analysis? As a Software Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for suggesting, assessing and organizing the task elements within an a focus area within a larger SW engineering team with an understanding of the nature of how the efforts and products affect the advancement of digitally based tools and techniques. You will work as part of a broader OUSD(R&E) team responsible to establish, maintain, and propagate state-of-the-art software engineering practices for the DoD. Team activities include:

  • Organizing communities of practice that connect the engineering community to solve cross-cutting engineering challenges
  • Creating and using engineering guidance and standards that propagate best practices that are essential for warfighting success
  • Providing engineering expertise to support the DoD in areas of Systems Engineering, Modular Open Systems Approaches, Digital Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Software Engineering, and various Specialty Engineering disciplines

As a software analyst on our team, you’ll be part of a team of Engineers and Analysts helping to overcome the most difficult challenges using the latest architectural approaches to support OUSD(R&E), DoD Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) Program Managers, and Chief Developmental Software Engineers in the development of comprehensive software strategies throughout the acquisition lifecycle. You’ll use your passion to adopt new tools and techniques, and mentor your team as you identify and implement system improvements. You’ll analyze the needs and the environment to ensure the solution you’re developing considers the current architecture and operating environment, as well as future functionality and enhancements. Responsibilities include developing engineering best practices, performing software engineering technical assessments and the development and analysis of database curation.

Work with us as we build systems to change DoD Technology Programs for the better.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Knowledge of software development activities across all phases of the SW development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of modern languages such as Python, Java, Javascript or C/C++ and tool sets such as Integrated Development Environments or SQL/NoSQL database
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps pipelines and supporting technologies including agile development processes and tools such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket or Gitlab
  • Knowledge of containerization tools such as Kubernetes or Dockers
  • Ability to form groups, lead a group to a solution, and can demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature judgement in anticipating, planning for, and solving problems
  • Secret clearance
  • HS Diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

  • BS degree in field supporting Software Engineering


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all we have to offer. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have access to:

  • experts in virtually every field

  • a culture that focuses on supporting our employees

  • opportunities that provide stability while offering variety

You’ll also be exposed to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal featuring more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site bootcamps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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