System Engineer, Financial Management - EMERALD

Location: Springfield, VA

Department: CMX

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

*This position is contingent upon contract award.*

Financial Management Systems Engineers support Program and Portfolio Managers with overall coordination of capacity planning and performing cost modeling activities. They forecast costs, develop performance measures, and identify cost-savings opportunities for our Government Customers. Their duties include:

  • Support and develop processes for data analytics, cost benefit, cost estimating models, risk and sensitivity analysis to deliver data-driven IT investment recommendations for the Intelligence Community.
  • Support the development and implementation of Portfolio investment strategies.
  • Conduct program scenario analysis using Cost Forecasting Models to inform and influence invest/divest decisions for the Customer CIO.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to government leads, manage project staff deliverables, conduct financial & data analytics, and participate in senior leadership presentations in support of investment/divestment, as well as unfunded request, decisions.
  • Analyze prior Program Build efforts, identify lessons learned, and craft recommendations to improve future activities.
  • Assist in the development of senior management level briefings and present briefings when necessary.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that demonstrate a broad understanding of portfolio management, planning, programming, execution, cost analysis, acquisition, and program/project cost estimating principles.
  • Support and enable the establishment of working groups and/or Tiger Teams, the conduct of their work, and the development and delivery of their deliverable(s).
  • Provide direct support to Program Management Offices or, at the Portfolio Level, work as a part of an integrated IT Portfolio Management team to include direct interfacing with program offices.


Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. /B.A. degree in Management or a technical discipline or equivalent work experience in finance.
  • Experience in program/project programming, planning, budgeting, and execution efforts. Including leveraging program/project management best practices, policy, resource defense, report and document reviewing/editing, Systems Engineering and Acquisition principles and practices, strategic planning, scheduling and project management.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with PPBE cycles and key documents such as the Program Objective Memorandum (POM), Public Sector Budget (PSB), and Congressional Budget Justification book (CBJB).
  • Demonstrated recent (within 3 years) experience to conduct analysis from complex and diverse sources and explain or identify issue impacts and alternatives; apply analytical techniques including cost-benefit analysis, problem identification and recommended resolution, business case evaluation, analyze large acquisition programs, and the DoD life-cycle management processes.
  • Training and/or experience in conduct of cost forecasting and analysis.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, especially demonstrated expertise in the functions and application of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated understanding of DOD and IC financial systems, processes, fiscal cycles, acquisition, portfolio management, and IT Governance.
  • Understanding of the Intelligence Communities GEOINT mission and organization structure, and broad knowledge of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), NSG partners, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community (IC) intelligence oversight organizations, missions, and organizational priorities.
  • Familiarity with PRISM, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR), and Air Force Form-9 processing. 
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