Arlington, Virginia
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • You will be a recognized leader who will provide leadership for all technical matters pertaining to the design, development, deployment, integration, and sustainment of PEO MLB systems, both current and planned.
  • You will lead the execution of technical projects to ensure compliance with policies, customer requirements, and engineering standards.
  • You will lead the development of overarching implementation technical guidance and strategies for delivering integrated, interoperable, and aligned PEO MLB capabilities that follow commercial architectures and best practices.
  • You will contribute to and provide leadership within the execution of technical projects to ensure compliance with customer requirements, engineering standards, architectures and Command/DON/DoD policies.
  • You will contribute to the future direction and integrated delivery of the PEO MLB portfolio based upon requirements provided by multiple U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and Navy sponsors.
  • You will work with senior officials in the Department of the Navy (DON) Secretariat offices to evolve the DON Information Technology (IT) Portfolio.
  • You will lead technical reviews to ensure successful program execution across the PEO MLB portfolio.
  • You will be the recognized senior technical expert in formulating plans, aligning organizations, and executing complex engineering projects across the organization.
  • You will lead the development of advanced concepts in data architecture, master data management and data analytics.
  • You will be a recognized leader within the workforce associated with a wide range of activities involved in the design, development, engineering, and implementation of enterprise systems.
  • You will be the recognized technical leader and provides technical stewardship for manpower, logistics and business systems across NIWC Atlantic and to the DON community.
  • You will collaborate with top technical leaders from across the DON/Department of Defense (DoD) on the overall direction and management of the command's strategic technical focus in the specific area of MLB systems programs.
  • You will develop technology road maps and collaborate with NIWC Atlantic competency leads toward developing strategies to fill required manpower, facility, equipment and financial resource needs.
  • You will be recognized outside the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) enterprise as a subject matter expert for enterprise IT systems and regularly be called on to provide expert advice on Cyber and IT technologies.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • FOR the 1550 Series: This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 901 Master level within 12 months of appointment.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278e, within 30 days of appointment.


The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:

1. Demonstrated ability to lead engineering, systems integration, test and evaluation, deployment, and transition to sustainment of complex enterprise Naval business IT systems, to include the underlying computer science and engineering disciplines. At least one year of this experience must have been in planning and executing difficult, highly technical major acquisition programs.

2. Demonstrated multidisciplinary expertise that spans manpower, logistics and business IT systems-with an emphasis in data management, data architecture, structure, and integration of multiple disparate data stores into an accessible authoritative data environment and enable enterprise data as a service.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in leading software delivery using modern software delivery practices such as agile and development, security, and operations (DEVSECOPs).

4. Ability to communicate, build coalitions, and lead diverse teams by demonstrated experience in working with a technical and nontechnical workforce, who possess a broad spectrum of skill sets and in dispersed locations and with many organizations inside the government and with outside partners. Experience must demonstrate tangible outcomes that develop, share, and promulgate products, solutions, methodologies, patterns, and best practices across multiple entities.

5. Ability to influence others and leverage partnerships with engineering communities in other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Navy (DON) organizations including Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) (e.g., HQ and NIWC PAC), Program Executive Offices (PEOs), Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCOR), Naval Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVSUP), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCOR), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy Warfare Centers, National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, and Fleet Cyber Command.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
08XX Professional Engineering Series
1550 Computer Science Series

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

For 0854 and 0855 Engineering Series:
A. Degree: Engineering. Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher engineering degree from an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET ; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
(I) Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions; or
(II) Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or
(III) Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A; or
(IV) Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)


For 1550 Computer Sciences Series:
A. Bachelor's degree in computer science
B. Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

An advanced degree of Master's or Ph.D. in one of the educational fields listed above is highly desirable.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) positions are positions which exceed the ND-05 (GS-15) level. SSTMs provide a continuity of technical leadership and oversight that is needed to ensure long term stewardship of an organization's technical capabilities. Typically, applicants for SSTM positions are expected to have a graduate degree, significant research or development experience, and a national or international reputation in his/her field and are recognized throughout the applicable community as a renowned expert. SSTM positions are in the competitive service.

This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the STRL Direct Hire Authority, authorized by Section 1108 of the NDAA for FY 2009 for qualified candidates possessing an advanced degree to scientific and engineering positions, and Federal Register Notice (FRN), Volume 79 Number 144, dated 28 July 2014. An advanced degree is a Master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in a field of scientific or engineering study directly related to the duties of the position to be filled.

This announcement is also being used to recruit qualified individuals under the STRL Direct Hire Authority, authorized by Section 1107 of the NDAA for FY 2014 for qualified candidates who possess a Bachelors' degree to scientific and engineering positions.

The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process.

This position is not covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please see the How To Apply section of this vacancy announcement.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under the specific hiring authority addressed in the Summary section of this announcement. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.