GEOINT Sr. Systems Engineer - NGA

Location: Springfield, VA
Date Posted: 06-27-2018

GEOINT Sr. Systems Engineer - NGA

  • Clearance: Active TS/SCI
  • Location: Springfield or Chantilly, VA
  • Years of Experience: 11+
Provide NGA Segment Integration expertise to the technical planning and full Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) lifecycle implementation (e.g., requirements definition, cross-segment integration, enterprise test planning, and milestone readiness planning and assessment), for the NSG Ground enterprise mission capabilities, leveraging Mission Partner interfaces, NGA Segments, and GEOINT source data to integrate a new motion GEOINT resource into the NSG to drive mission tradecraft transformation. Serves as the dedicated Segment Integrator and SME to the Integrated Exploitation Capability (IEC) Segment within the NTM-L baseline, working with the Segment PMO and Development Contractor to oversee decomposition and implementation of NTM-L requirements into an integrated system-of-system solution that acknowledges technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
 
Key Words: IEC, ELTs (e.g., RemoteView, ArcGIS, SOCET GXP, IMAGINE, ENVI, Image Scout), GEOINT/Imagery Exploitation, GEOINT, NGA, NSG, Systems Engineer/Integrator, Agile, TPED, RFCNTM , NTM
 
Successful candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and hands-on systems engineering experience with:
  • NGA Segments comprising the end-to-end Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED) process, with a deep understanding of the Segments’ application-level capabilities (vice infrastructure), role within the NSG/ASG enterprise architecture, and interfaces to other Segments 
  • GEOINT exploitation and production capabilities, to include associated ELT applications (e.g., RemoteView, ArcGIS, SOCET GXP, IMAGINE, ENVI, and Image Scout) that enable the softcopy exploitation and production of finished geospatial intelligence products 
  • Agile and Waterfall NGA Segment Milestones and Control Gates (e.g., Agile Release Planning Events (RPEs), Waterfall Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), Enterprise Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), assessing Segment readiness and actively participating in events
  • Assessment of Segment-derived requirements/features/use cases, software design, and capability deliveries against enterprise-level requirements
  • Configuration control of NGA Segment baselines (e.g., requirements, interfaces, services, schedule effectivities) at the NGA CM and Segment PMO levels
  • GEOINT data providers and sources (e.g., Commercial, Airborne, National)
  • The SE&I lifecycle for a NGA Segment from requirements development, design assessment, and integration to testing stages and transition
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading full SE&I lifecycle efforts to coordinate with the IEC Segment to ensure timely implementation of NTM-L exploitation capabilities to be integrated into the NSG/ASG enterprise 
  • Serving as the NTM-L “Product Owner” to the IEC Segment, representing the NTM-L Project in the prioritization and satisfaction of NTM-L requirements within IEC’s overarching program plan/priorities
  • Documenting/reviewing IEC Segment schedules and readiness plans relevant to enterprise capability delivery schedules, identifying areas of schedule risk, and mitigating schedule misalignment issues 
  • Serving as the NTM-L SME during technical coordination with ELT Vendors, driving software enhancements to support the new NTM-L data/products; participating in ELT TEMs, demos, and test activities 
  • Coordinating IEC Segment data (development and test) needs and GFX items related to NTM-L
  • Participating in Milestone Readiness Events (waterfall and agile) to evaluate IEC Segment readiness and Major System Acquisition (MSA) Control gates 
  • Reviewing NGA and Joint RFCs to assess and identify functional and operational baseline impacts; coordinating IEC Segment impacts to NGA and Joint RFCs
  • Identifying, tracking, mitigating, and resolving technical risks and issues related to IEC Segment integration; serving as the formal Risk Owner for Segment risks, developing mitigation plans, reporting on burn-down, and driving to closure 
  • Coordinating and participating in NGA and Joint enterprise test activities and events to confirm the NSG enterprise design solutions satisfy specified requirements
  • Participating in Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) to serve as focal points for managing project execution and resolving enterprise issues

Own It!

Required Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or equivalent experience
  • 11+ years of Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experience (e.g., capabilities implementation and SLC process experience)
  • Demonstrated SE&I experience with digital softcopy GEOINT exploitation and production of finished intelligence products, using an integration collection of COTS/GOTS tools 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NGA Segments comprising the TPED cycle (e.g., GIMS, Cedalion, IEC, GVS, NCL, FCMS, iSToRE, NGDS, TMA)
  • Ability to coordinate efforts with NGA Segments to drive cross-segment integration and capture and document schedule, test, and transition events relevant to planned enterprise-level development
  • Experience with Agile engineering and development methods (user story generation, sprint/scrum development, backlog management, and test-drive development)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Good customer teaming skills; ability to collaborate in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline
  • IT credentials and certifications (e.g., DAWIA, PMP, INCOSE, ITIL, CISSP, and SAFe Agile)
  • Knowledge of NSG change management processes (e.g., RFC process)
  • Knowledge of the NSG cloud architecture/implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical forums

Dream It!

  • Challenging work in support of US Intelligence Community - a Mission that Matters!
  • Access to our State of the art custom facility. 
  • Crazy smart and collaborative coworkers. 
  • Regular engagement with company leadership
  • Support for new ideas & encouragement to take risks
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability (Short and Long Term)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Stock Options *Based on Career Level
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