IT Engineer Assessment Team Lead Verification and Validation

Bethesda, Maryland
Sep 24, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Engineer, IT
Full Time

***OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut-off points are scheduled in two-week intervals. After each cut-off point, all compliant applicants received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

Perform work on complex computer engineering projects or programs that may have ill-defined requirements, ambiguity, parallel tasks, multiple dependencies, high risks, and multiple interfaces; manage the design, construction, testing, and implementation of technical and functional specifications; provide technical oversight and initiate, plan, implement, and coordinate activities throughout the life of the project.

Exercise independent judgment on engineering solutions and alternative design options to meet customer requirements and provide guidance to junior engineers in the design and development of engineering solutions.

Deconflict complex functional requirements into underlying technical requirements and recommend "best fit" allocation of those requirements. Develop technical and systems requirements.

Conduct technical research on such topics as operational guidelines, best practices, and international standards, and develop procedures for installation of hardware, software, or network components.

Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflows, logical processes, hardware and operating system environments, network connectivity, systems interfaces, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs.

Participate in the design, evaluation, selection, implementation, and support of development and production support tools and platforms.

Oversee the effective integration and interoperability of disparate capabilities developed by separate service providers.

Lead the development of interoperability test plans, building upon the component test plans developed by the service providers; coordinate the testing of new capabilities with other elements to ensure that all equities are covered in the test process; serve as the Independent Validation and Verification test director, conducting the technical functionality testing and coordinating the activities of other elements as they conduct the Analysis and Accreditation testing and the user functionality test.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current permanent ODNI employee.


Extensive experience in cross community complex programs and making recommendations to improve products and services; considerable ability to deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.

Demonstrated ability to balance responsibilities among project activities; ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, adapting to varying customer needs.

Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment and to lead and mentor junior colleagues.

Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.

Demonstrated ability to listen to, clarify, and convey understanding of others' ideas, comments, and questions as well as to integrate and build upon diverse opinions in a manner that encourages the formation of integrated solutions and positions.

Demonstrated ability to develop or implement information systems security plans and procedures.

Demonstrated ability to perform thorough work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Extensive knowledge of one or more computer disciplines/specialties (hardware, software, networks); broad knowledge of other related disciplines.

Extensive knowledge of design, development, and interconnectivity in problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and or programming techniques.

Demonstrated ability to quickly identify and apply new technologies, methodologies, and technical languages.

Demonstrated ability to design and document system specifications and produce prototypes to demonstrate design.

Demonstrated ability to monitor trends in development, including the ability to assess the viability of competing technologies and recommend the adaption of emerging technologies.

Desired Requirements

One year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). IT related experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT Certification). IT- related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies (Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving).


Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

Reasonable Accommodations:

The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

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