Lead Systems Engineer – IT contract job in Annapolis, Maryland (through Kforce)

Lead Systems Engineer,  Annapolis MD (6 month contract-to-hire)

Location: Annapolis, MD

Job Type: Contract

Compensation: $50 – 55 Hourly

JobID: 1813176-EQG


Kforce’s Annapolis, Maryland (MD) aerospace and defense client is looking for a Lead Systems Engineer for a six-month contract-to-hire position. The candidate must have a computer systems/engineering education background, along with extensive knowledge of application and software design. Summary: The ideal candidate will utilize an interdisciplinary approach focusing on customer needs and requirements to design, develop, document and test hardware and/or software systems ranging from the straightforward to extremely complex. Responsibilities:

  • Significant domain knowledge and knowledge of associated products; Need to have extensive application design knowledge; Provide inputs to technical & product roadmaps
  • Capture, analyze, decompose, model and create requirements for services, product or sub-systems of moderate to high complexity; Conduct verification/validation testing for services and subsystems of moderate to high complexity and contribute to system integration
  • Develop functional, interface and performance specifications for software implementation; Contribute to architecturally significant requirements and technical risk area identification
  • May lead cross-functional or domain teams as a Project Engineer, or lead a systems engineering team on a small program, or lead systems verification testing for products and sub-systems of moderate complexity
  • Estimate, track, own and report project technical, cost and schedule aspects for assigned scope of work
  • Decisions may have moderate impact on cost, schedule, and performance
  • Understand and utilize internal processes, methods and tools for service development and documentation efforts; Review defect trends and recommend new approaches, tools and techniques that drive continuous improvement in technical development processes
  • Serve in a design quality role (systems) helping to assure that development teams are following appropriate processes


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience; In the absence of a degree, High School diploma/equivalent plus 9 years of relevant experience is required

Knowledge of:

  • Software engineering
  • Programming languages
  • Databases
  • Networking is a plus

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be “the firm most respected by those we serve.”

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm specializing in flexible and direct hire staffing in Technology and Finance & Accounting, engaging over 23,000 highly skilled professionals annually with more than 4,000 customers.

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