Systems Engineer - EMERALD

Location: Springfield, VA

Department: CMX

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

*This position is contingent upon contract award*

Overview:  Systems Engineers provide expertise and advice to plan, manage, and execute programs and projects. They evaluate Contractor performance, execution risks, and make comprehensive recommendations regarding potential technology insertions.  They review, evaluate, and assess program requirements, documents, plans and other related artifacts for accuracy, consistency and compliance.  For our Government Customer, the candidate’s duties will include:

  • Provide acquisition assistance to engineering review boards and configuration management boards including Request for Change (RFC) preparation, technical review, and coordination.
  • Evaluate recommendations relating to architectural direction and guidance, and assist the program office in the evaluation of viable, sustainable, and architectures. Coordinate the integration of new and/or modified data types.
  • Advise program leaders and managers regarding potential technology insertion to improve performance, effectiveness, and efficiency of program and identify potential long-term issues.
  • Provide system security and information assurance advice and review documents and policies in support of assessment and authorization (A&A) requirements.
  • Assist with the production of documentation to support new acquisitions. Assist with preparation and coordination of delivery orders, task orders, requirements documents, briefings, and performance statements, as applicable.
  • Review and evaluate the completeness of test plans and other test related documentation and provide feedback to Government and the development contractors.
  • Provide independent witnessing of contractor testing at development contractor facilities and at operational sites or test facilities in support of Government personnel.
  •  Participate in major program milestones and use expertise to identify issues and ensure sufficient requirements understanding and programmatic considerations are included.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with DOD or IC acquisition policy and acquisition processes.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing DOD or IC acquisition strategy documentation and solicitation elements for multiple system/acquisition programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the geospatial intelligence mission and its IC contributions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Cloud-based computing architectures and file based data formats/standards
  • Demonstrated success providing long-term, direct acquisition and program management support services to one of the Intelligence Community Agencies (DIA, CIA, NGA, NRO).
  • Familiarity with the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG)  and Mission Partner architectures for NTM, Commercial, Full Motion Video, and other data types.
  • Certified as a Program/Project Management Professional or DAWIA certification (any level) in IT, PM, SPRDE, or Test or certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA).
  • Familiarity with the NSG architecture for Foundation GEOINT data types.
  • • Demonstrated experience preparing acquisition strategy documentation and solicitation elements for multiple system/acquisition programs.
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