Systems Engineer, SME

Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 20, 2022
Aug 21, 2022
Full Time

The Systems Engineer, SME will execute the full complement of systems engineering activities from requirements definition to architecture, design, implementation, and test, through deployment, operations, and support.

  • Implement the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition life cycle process through the appropriate application of laws, policies, directives, and guidance.
  • Prepare recommendations with sufficient rationale to advise executive leaders on the decisions that enable program success.
  • Advise the government on current DoD policies and procedures to support major program decisions and recommend strategies and techniques for successful conclusions.
  • Support all aspects of strategic planning, from the portfolio level to the project level, acquisition planning, system development, and stakeholder management.
  • Set the conditions for systems engineering execution across the program.
  • Lead/conduct requirements traceability and analysis, architecture (system, data, technical) design, development, verification and validation, deployment, change management, and transition activities by applying a broad and deep set of engineering expertise.
  • Ensure compliance with DoD and Army architectures and acquisition policies addressed in DoD 5000 and 8000 series.
  • Apply DoD systems engineering practices and policies across all activities to ensure developed products are compliant with directives and mandates.
  • Ensure consistency across engineering and acquisition documentation.
  • Apply cloud-based data and database technologies, data standards, and best practices while adhering to applicable DoD laws, policies, directives, mandates, and guidance, including data protection of sensitive information (e.g., Personally Identifiable Information (PII)).
  • Develop data architecture and design products.
  • Identify data migration strategies to transition data from legacy systems and technologies to advanced, enterprise-based solutions.
  • Reconcile data models and de-duplicate data stores where multiples exist.
  • Define test procedures/scripts and establish associated data sets in support of integration, end-to-end, and user acceptance testing.
  • Collaborate with system interface partners to define data exchanges, develop system interface agreements, develop interface design/description documents, map interfaces and data exchanges within the system/technical/data architectures, conduct interface testing, and coordinate/synchronize program activities.
  • Perform Enterprise Architecture/Business Process Reengineering activities to assist an organization in analyzing requirements and defining/designing workflows and business processes that optimize mission operations within an information technology solution.
  • Align engineering activities with program acquisition strategies, including ensuring schedule that achievable and adequate technical performance measures/controls are in place.
  • Define/review business process models, architectures, designs, technical specifications, and implementation strategies (e.g., engineering, security, testing, training, deployment).
  • Develop/provide key content for acquisition documentation to achieve milestone decisions (e.g., Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)/Technical Management Plan (TMP), System Test Plan, Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD), DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Viewpoints (e.g., OVs, SVs, DIVs), Cybersecurity Strategy).
  • Lead key processes, including requirements management, release management, and configuration management.
  • Lead systems engineering aspects of contract procurement planning, solicitation, award, and performance monitoring.
  • Manage, develop, assess, and process engineering change proposals and requests, including performing technical analyses/feasibility studies and identifying system impacts associated with new requirements and requirements changes.
  • Develop release plans aligned to capability priorities.
  • Lead systems engineering Working Integrated Product Teams (WIPTs).
  • Communicate project information through presentations, technical reports, and/or white papers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree required
  • 16+ years of relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge and application of DoD 5000 and 8000 series and Business Enterprise Architecture
  • 10+ years of DoD systems engineering support for IT-based systems
  • 5+ years of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) support
  • Active or interim secret clearance required
  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive experience in executing the full complement of systems engineering activities from requirements definition to architecture, design, implementation, and test through deployment, operations, and support.
  • Ability to understand requirements definition and traceability (end-to-end process).
  • Ability to develop technical system development life cycle documentation and have the knowledge and skills to define key processes to support all engineering aspects of program management, requirements management, test management, interface management, and baseline management operations, including assessing and overseeing the technical requirements, architecture, design, development, implementation, and test of system solutions at the data, system, and infrastructure levels.
  • A broad, deep-set of engineering expertise.
  • Extensive experience in aligning systems engineering activities throughout the acquisition program life cycle phases.
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen and understand task descriptions and requests.
  • Ability to explain problem resolutions.
  • Ability to quickly respond to time-critical queries from leadership.
  • Work independently without direct supervision or guidance.

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