By Light HQ

Software Engineering Team Lead

Job Locations US-IL-Scott AFB
Posted Date 5 days ago(1/12/2022 9:24 AM)
# of Openings
Tier 3 - Secret/ADP II


By Light is seeking a Software Engineer Team Lead for the Global Solutions Management – Operations II (GSM-O II) contract.  The GSM-O II Program includes the Operations, Sustainment, Maintenance, Repair, and Defense of the Defense Information System Network (DISN) within the DOD Information Network (DODIN) in support of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). It also includes support to other key tasks for DISA, including the transformation of DISA’s operational mission through innovation and support to DISA’s mission partners. 


This individual will assist in the design, development, testing, deployment, troubleshooting and incident/problem management for the SDN components.


While this role is primarily remote one must live within commuting distance to Scott AFB, IL for on-site support.


  • Project leadership of a geographically distributed Agile team of Software Engineers, leading the execution of multiple concurrent software development projects to meet cost and schedule objectives.
  • Proactively and independently identify, report, monitor and mitigate technical risks.
  • Develop project management plans for establishing technical, schedule and cost baselines.
  • Frequent communication and collaboration with team members, customers, stakeholders, end users and other project leads to ensure successful completion of project objectives.
  • Design, develop, document, test and deploy software written in Python and Java on the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) platform.
  • Develop network orchestration and management workflows on the Itential Automation Platform.
  • Integrate software with network devices, including Cisco ASR9K and Juniper MX series routers.
  • Develop automated tests using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
  • Develop automated CI/CD build/deployment pipelines using CloudBees/Jenkins, Artifactory, OpenShift/Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible and Bitbucket.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve installation, infrastructure and system issues.
  • Proactively and independently identify, report, monitor, and mitigate technical risks.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, plus 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Ability to obtain a security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or CISSP, within 60 days of start date.
  • Prior Software Engineering Team Lead experience (managing day-to-day operations of a Software Engineering team), including experience leading an Agile software development team.
  • Strong communication skills that enable proactive and effective collaboration with a virtual team, including the ability to clearly articulate status and present to both customers and program leadership.
  • Ability to multi-task, self-assign work, and lead a geographically distributed team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and attention to detail, including excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Experience working in a geographically with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Previous experience tracking projects in Jira or equivalent Agile Project Management software.
  • Full software lifecycle experience (design, development, test, deployment), including deployment to a production environment.
    Knowledge of and ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts of Software Engineering.
  • Backend Java and Python software development experience that includes JSON/REST web services development, as well as the parsing, generation and validation of JSON.
  • Experience with distributed version control software such as Git and Bitbucket.
  • Experience developing software on a Linux platform.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Formal Agile methodology certification (e.g. SCRUM)
  • Experience developing software in an Agile environment, including the ability to quickly learn new technologies on a rapidly growing project.
  • Software analysis and design experience, including the ability to research, analyze, select and design integrations for APIs, as well as develop extensions/plugins for existing tools/components.
  • Experience creating software design artifacts, including the creation of functional, technical, and architectural design documentation as well as test cases and installation, deployment and configuration documentation.
  • Experience leading code, document and other artifact reviews.
  • Software Defined Networking experience, particularly experience with Cisco NSO and Itential.
  • Network configuration experience, specifically with Juniper or Cisco routers, to include protocols such as BGP, MPLS, VPLS, Pseudowires and QoS.
  • Experience developing software using SDN modeling languages and protocols such as YANG, NETCONF and RESTCONF.
  • Experience designing and building automated software testing pipelines using Ansible, Selenium, JMeter, Junit and/or other applicable tools.
  • Experience designing, building and deploying DevOps pipelines with Bitbucket, Git, Jenkins, Artifactory and Ansible (or equivalent tools).
  • Web development experience, specifically using HTML, JavaScript and UI frameworks such as React.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools, including Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience developing and deploying software in a DoD environment (DISA experience is a plus), including experience building and deploying software applications that meet DoD security standards, including updating applications and code to meet security scans and meeting security implementation guidelines (e.g. STIGs).
  • Hold an active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or CISSP.

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Currently possess an active DoD Secret or higher security clearance.
  • Position requires proof of Covid-19 full vaccination status or qualified exemptions


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