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SME Software Engineer/Scrum Master (Defense Economics Database)

at Praescient Analytics

Posted: 9/28/2020
Job Reference #: 1615

Job Description

Title:SME Software Engineer/Scrum Master (Defense Economics Database)
Location:Washington, DC
Start Date:Immediately
Clearance:Top Secret w/ SCI w/ CI Poly

Praescient Analytics, LLC is a Veteran-led, certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 2011 which specializes in implementing advanced analytics solutions across the defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities. With over 40 contracts across 6 continents, over 70% of our employees are veterans and or have intel/law enforcement experience. We fully understand the unique challenges of our clients and work to identify, vet, implement, and enhance commercial and proprietary technologies to provide full scope solutions, because we have been there. Praescient has extensive experience designing, developing, and integrating solutions for customers including the US Army, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), US Navy (USN), US Marine Corps (USMC), US Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), intelligence community, and local law enforcement agencies, among others.

Transforming All-Source Analysis with Location-Based Object Services (TALOS) provides Information Technology (IT)-based efforts required to support Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) for technology and concept development. DoD’s intelligence mission is to provide accurate, relevant, and timely data and intelligence to tactical, operational, and strategic decision makers across the Combatant Commands, nuclear, conventional, and Special Operations Forces. Decision superiority is the competitive advantage, enabled by an ongoing situational awareness that allows commanders and their forces to make informed decisions and implement them as fast and effectively as the situation warrants. The purpose of this effort is to advance the state of the art in Big Data, data analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and advanced analytics to enhance the DoD’s and the IC’s information processes and technical architectures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Scrum Master for the Defense Economics Database Scrum Team
  • Leads, coaches, manages, and mentors scrum team members
  • Performs technical planning, architecture enhancement, design, and implementation of the Defense Economics Database
  • Conducts daily scrum sessions with the team to address blockers, and critical / major issues, and participates in the scrum-of-scrum sessions to ensure Defense Economics Database is designed and developed to meet analyst and mission objectives
  • Develops / integrates analytics using technologies such as Perl, Python, Ruby, and Java
  • Uses Customers CODE environment, ensuring that software quality conforms to established policy and standards
  • Monitors and tunes analytic processes (e.g., using AppDynamics) to achieve optimum performance levels and to ensure they adhere to standards needed for the CI/CD pipeline
  • Identifies feedback opportunities, e.g. from testing, operations, and mission analysts, and incorporates as feature enhancements or process improvements.
  • Prepares SonarQube reports to assess and monitor software quality and identify code vulnerabilities. Captures software quality and vulnerabilities in the backlog and corrects them as part of the Agile development process Develops and executes Junit tests
  • Supports system integration testing and addresses defects. Conducts Sprint demonstrations for analysts and mission representatives, collects feedback, and incorporates into the Agile backlog
  • Shares best practices with a focus on re-use of services and application code across applications / systems
  • Collaborates with other agile teams and program staff to identify evolving mission needs and technologies that can meet those needs
  • Develops or updates engineering artifacts.

Required Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI Polygraph clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 14+ Years of experience

What you can expect from us:

  • Real opportunity for career growth in an environment where your achievements will be celebrated
  • Constant collaboration with numerous teams to ensure client success
  • A team that respects and embraces your ideas and expertise
  • Coworkers that are motivated by pursuing excellence, rather than the prospect of personal gain
  • A workplace dedicated to supporting and bettering public safety and government agencies


  • Very competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Comprehensive, Company paid United Health Care Medical for you and your family (We pay your premiums and deductibles)
  • 401(k) & 4% matching
  • Travel & performance incentives
  • 3 weeks paid time off (plus Federal Holidays)
  • $5K annual training allowance
  • $500 book allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Praescient Analytics is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all. Employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, legally protected physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or status in the uniformed services of the United States, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or on any other basis which is protected under applicable law. This includes a commitment to provide a work environment that is free from all forms of illegal harassment including sexual harassment.

This covers all terms and conditions of employment including (but not limited to):

  • Hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, or demotion of all job classifications;
  • Recruiting, advertising or solicitation for employment;
  • Treatment during employment;
  • Rates of pay or other forms of compensation;
  • Benefits;
  • Selection for training;
  • Company sponsored social and recreational activities; and
  • Layoff or termination

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
US Citizenship Required

Praescient Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested Candidates: Please forward your resume to and please visit our website to apply online at