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Innovation Engineer(Expert-Level)

Springfield, VA · Information Technology
CEdge has an opportunity for a Innovation Engineer

(Expert), located in Springfield, VA. If you are ready to work alongside World Renowned Technology experts, and carry the skills below, this is the opportunity that will inevitably take your career to unbelievable levels!

***This position requires a TS/SCI Security Clearance***

Overall Assignment Description:

Overall Assignment Description:
The contractor shall provide business process engineering, innovation backlog management process,
assist with innovation prioritization, editorial support to the Office of Venture Innovation, and
guidance on innovation strategic alignment across NGA.

The contractor shall create and execute an 
innovation management process that provides transparency for all innovation submissions in support of the NGA Venture Board (NVB).

This will allow NGA entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive 
four weeks of dedicated Accelerator Training to perform problem curation, customer discovery, and receive coaching as they mature their ideas. This includes guidance towards other avenues of resources across the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC).

The contractor 
shall also contribute toward management of all NGA Pilot & Prototypes to help formulate a cloud based centralized repository for leadership visibility and fact-based decision making on future
support or retirement. Assist in determining what is an “enterprise level” function based upon
entrepreneurial project maturity and strategic alignment.

This function will work closely with OVI’s 
core training team to develop an approach suitable to account for innovation maturity levels (i.e. IRLs, ARLs, and TRLs).

Duties include:
  • Streamline the Innovation process flow to include discovery and evaluation (NVB).
  • Consultation in identifying, building and maintaining appropriate tracker database(s) in support of new innovation ideas, pilots and prototypes.
  • Collaborate with IPO, KC, and Enterprise stakeholders to identify, define and capture specific mission focused problem areas and success criteria.
  • Logistics, communications, and execution of the NVB.
  • Assists the Government in directing requirements engineering, solutions engineering, scheduling, reliability, resiliency, services development, integration, test and evaluation, maintainability and analysis across the National System of Geospatial-intelligence (NSG), Allied System of Geospatial-intelligence (ASG) and Federal Agencies.
  • Assists with the planning, analysis/traceability of user requirements, architectures traceability, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review cloud service capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
  • Advises the Government on proposed changes to the solutions designs based on analysis of requirements and new technology.
  • Assists the Government in the capture and translation of mission and customer requirements/needs into systems/capability requirements and solutions.
  • Supports the analyses and allocation of requirements to systems architecture components and executing programs.
  • Assists the Government in performing systems integration activities.
  • Assist in leading Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), Course of Actions (CoAs), Trade Studies, and Engineering Assessments.
  • Assists the Government in strategic technical planning, project management, performance engineering, risk management and interface design.
  • Provides expert advice to the Government in the areas of relating vision, strategy, plans, needs, requirements, and process and capability developments.
  • Operates at the level of integrating multiple Major Systems Acquisitions across organizational, agency, department, and governmental/national boundaries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current NSG/ASG and NRO enterprises.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of Senior-, Mid-, and Junior-level contractor Systems Engineers.

Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree or higher with knowledge in geospatial intelligence functions, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Engineering or a field related to the duties defined above or equivalent senior level work experience.
  • Expert working experience in government or industry in relevant work areas including: DoD/IC Acquisition Process, Requirements Process, PPBES Process or system engineering of large complex System of Systems or Service Oriented Architecture/Cloud environments.
  • Experience with and strong understanding of systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NGA’s organizational hierarchy and business functions (i.e. NERF, IPOs, KCs, Mission Alignment, and governance).
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Program Office or with product teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NGA’s Strategic Correspondence and Guiding Principles.
  • Demonstrated experience with the geospatial intelligence mission.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean Start Up methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with other innovation offices within NGA.


  • Full Benefits Package
  • 10 Days PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401K
CEdge Software Consultants is an innovative IT consulting firm, and a strategic business partner. We offer IT solutions to Federal and State government, as well as commercial enterprises throughout the United States. Our main objective is to create an integrity-based culture that takes pride in working as a collaborative team that focuses on growth and is driven by the desire to provide purely ethical services for both our clients and teammates. 

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