Systems Engineer Principal Technical Specialist
Fairfax County, VA
Business Group Highlights
The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.
We are searching for candidates to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) and Information Technology-Information Assurance-Information Management (IT-IA-IM) support for our client. They are responsible for all applied and advanced Research and Development, as well as the development and operation of technical demonstrations and operational prototypes. Advanced technologies are developed to support revolutionary changes and upgrades to current system operations in the conduct of the mission. Capability pathfinders are developed to inform the client on new concepts of operation, prove out new sources or methods, and explore technologies to fill mission gaps, or validate new mission areas. Specific responsibilities for this position are:
a) Determine technology transition and insertion opportunities for programs and match them with projects.
b) Support Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) activities tailored to R&D space-based Capability Demonstration missions and innovative R&D ground solutions through all phases of program lifecycles. Provide technical and analytic ability to review, evaluate, and synthesize multiple disparate sources of information in order to provide defensible technical positions on development activities across the portfolio. Apply SEIT experiences from space, ground and/or communications acquisitions to inform development activities. Conduct SEIT coordination and planning, document SEIT products in accordance with the Enterprise Systems Engineering Management Plan (ESEMP), and support the Chief Engineer(s), Program Managers and COTRs in the execution of activities. Support knowledge management capture and maintenance of the knowledge base of information, using SharePoint and other appropriate tools, by identifying content sources, developing processes, procedures, and methodologies to manage content, and working with program management and support offices.
c) Support advanced R&D efforts in creating ground tasking and collection process. Provide technical and analytic ability to advance algorithm transition activities, and providing technical review and assessment of development activities. Provide technical and analytic ability to investigate the utility of new techniques in cloud computing, and big data management; and provide technical review and assessment of development activities. Provide technical solutions involving collaborative, multi-hypothesis analysis environments integrated with knowledge management and cutting-edge data mining. Assist in integrating collection systems and other databases/systems. Define, guide, and resolve challenges in applying visualization techniques to solving difficult intelligence problems.
d) Provide technical and analytic ability on integration and R&D operations of advanced concept ground systems. Interface with and work ongoing and emerging issues in close conjunction with Modeling and Simulation activities, R&D activities, and other activities as directed to satisfy program objectives. Advise on the selection of technologies, experiments and concepts for applicability to program goals, investment, and/or work prioritization. Support all aspects of acquiring external development work to support program objectives, such as specialized modeling and simulation work, software development, and system, segment and component development. Provide technical and analytical proficiency to support the maturation of the technology, sensor mission and performance analyses, and management of the portfolio of programs.
Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.
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