Expression Networks is looking for a full-time Chief Software / Systems Engineer to join our team in Washington, DC. You will be responsible for managing all technical execution aspects of Agile DevSecOps-driven software development efforts. You will interface with clients, internal software development leads, project managers, and quality assurance personnel at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Chief Engineer (CE) is responsible for all product development/delivery for a complex real-time tactical JEMSO system. He/she oversees the design, development, documentation, and testing of complex real-time software as integrated into a system-of-systems JEMSO Suite. The CE applies the
appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle. He/she supports the Program Manager, by leading algorithmic, software, and systems engineering activities and integrated schedules.

Performing these responsibilities will include significant collaboration and coordination with Expression Networks management, external organizations including customers, subcontractors, and vendors. The CE requires strong skills with proactive communication and the building of collaborative relationships. We are seeking a proven multi-disciplinary leader with experience managing real-time software development within a DoD Platform One environment as well as experience using agile techniques and tools. The ideal candidate will understand cost and schedule drivers in support of engineering decisions. They will use their thorough understanding of software engineering, system engineering, software architecture and management principles to effectively execute the technical program. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Professional must possess at minimum an active DoD Secret clearance.

Required Qualifications:

BS or Master’s Degree accompanied with 15+ years’ related experience.
Professional must possess at minimum an active DoD Secret clearance.

•Technical experience in systems engineering, system architecture, software engineering, software
architecture, and/or related fields

•Experience in the following:
o Leading development of a software-based operational system
o Taking a program through the Design Reviews, including SRR, PDR, and CDR
o Writing/directing the completion of formal DoD requirements
o Developing requirements traceability for software systems (RVTM)
o CMMI Level 3+ or similar processes
o Performing/directing automated testing of software systems.
o Writing/directing the completion of software systems engineering documents (SDP, etc.)
o Writing/directing formal software interface documents (IDDs/ICDs)
o Performing with formal configuration and control review boards for a major DoD acquisition command
o Shaping and leading a diverse multi-disciplinary team in fast paced environment
o Developing detailed plans/schedules in support of technical assignments
o Presenting and conveying focused messages to external customers, program management, and
o Applies formal software development processes and procedures
o Ability to work effectively with different engineering disciplines, including hardware, systems
engineering, test and integration, and signal processing

Desired Skills:

•Experience with the following:

o Agile software development methodologies (Scrum Certification a plus)
o Team software development tools, such as Jira and Confluence
o Transitioning R&D software/algorithms to an operational system
o Software configuration management tools, such as SVN and GIT
o Software requirements tracking and maintenance
o Model-Based software development methodologies (Cameo, noMagic) and SysML
o Open systems architectures and approaches
o Background with Signal Processing, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Warfare (EW), real-time
embedded software, robotics/automation and algorithms


Expression Networks offers competitive salaries and benefits, such as:

  • 401k matching
  • PPO and HDHP medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Education reimbursement
  • Complimentary life insurance
  • Generous PTO and holiday leave
  • Onsite office gym access
  • Commuter Benefits Plan

About Expression Networks:

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Washington DC, Expression Networks provides data fusion, data analytics, software engineering, information technology, and electromagnetic spectrum management solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and national security community. Expression’s “Perpetual Innovation” culture focuses on creating immediate and sustainable value for our clients via agile delivery of tailored solutions built through constant engagement with our clients. Expression Networks was ranked #1 on the Washington Technology 2018's Fast 50 list of fastest growing small business Government contractors and a Top 20 Big Data Solutions Provider by CIO Review.