JOB DESCRIPTION: Systems Engineers ensure the delivery of end-to-end lifecycle information technology capabilities through the use of interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Physical Sciences). They capture and translate mission and customer functional, performance, and support capabilities into requirements; allocate requirements to systems architecture components; oversee development; and test and validate systems and/or services. These engineers coordinate the integration of systems and/or services into the enterprise architecture and oversee deployment.
- PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1.) Demonstrate the ability to independently engineer, analyze, test, and support complex applications;
2.) Demonstrate extensive end-to-end understanding of systems development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology;
3.) Demonstrate experience leading or managing a team of employees to meet and deliver high quality products and service to our customer in a very fluid and ever changing environment;
4.) Demonstrate the ability to develop and champion IT approaches to ensure delivered services provide value to the mission; providing an agile systems engineering framework for innovative IT services including solution architecture, cyber, standards, processes, and documentation that meets current and future mission need; and ensuring interoperability and integration of all IT services and systems through community-wide engineering activities and processes;
5.) Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and oral (or in sign language), to be able to convey complex ideas to people at all levels in a clear, concise, organized, and logical manner.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, System Engineering, or a related discipline. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience working in a System Engineering discipline or in a closely-related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: Six years of experience in Information Technology, systems planning, research, development, engineering or a closely-related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. Must obtain Level II DAWIA certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) within 24 months.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1.) Any IT credentials and/or certifications such as Agile, ITIL, CCP, and CISSP;
2.) Experience in enterprise software test development, Service as a Solution, cloud computing, distributed systems, database internals, and/or analytics;
3.) Familiarization with Big Data, Search, Cybersecurity, Test & Evaluation, and/or Cloud technologies;
4.) At least 10 years of systems engineering experience (requirements development, requirements management, design, or verification) within a DoD program;
5.) At least five (5) years applied experience with imaging sensor platforms (synthetic aperture radar (SAR), electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), etc.;
6.) Experience with NGA architecture and analytic/exploitation tools and services such as RemoteView, SocetGXP, MSP, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, ArcGIS.
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Supervisory Systems Engineers provide leadership and oversight of the Enterprise Engineering Office's world-class engineering services ensuring delivery of mission capabilities, enable customer consequence, and support of Portfolios and Community objectives. They lead military and civilian engineers in the conduct of systems engineering activities, including Configuration Management, IT Governance, Architecture Design, Agile Acquisition, Schedule Management, and Modeling and Analysis. They ensure the delivery of end-to-end lifecycle information technology capabilities through the use of interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Physical Sciences). They capture and translate mission and customer functional, performance, and support capabilities into requirements; allocate requirements to systems architecture components; oversee development; and test and validate systems and/or services. These engineers coordinate the integration of systems and/or services into the enterprise architecture and oversee deployment.
This supervisory Systems Engineer will be supporting the Enterprise Engineering Office, and the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that information technology (IT) solutions are aligned with the NGA Vision and the Intelligence Community (IC) IT Enterprise and ensure solutions are designed to conform to the guidance from the Chief Enterprise Architect and Chief Engineer. Accomplishment of this responsibility will be through focusing on four key core competencies of customer engagement, outreach, and collaboration; requirements decomposition; architecture and standards; and full life-cycle systems engineering. This includes the responsibility for developing and championing IT approaches to ensure delivered services provide value to the mission; providing an agile systems engineering framework for innovative IT services including solution architecture, cyber, standards, processes, and documentation that meets current and future mission need; and ensuring interoperability and integration of all IT services and systems through NSG-wide engineering activities and processes.
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Develops, communicates, and participates in systems engineering projects or boards; applies in-depth knowledge in external committees and working groups that plan, collaborate, and execute systems programs and initiatives;
* Oversees day-to-day operations and integration of cross-functional projects and infrastructure services in order to deliver end-to-end lifecycle capabilities into the enterprise architecture;
* Develops innovative solutions to highly complex, sensitive, or ambiguous program-related challenges while maintaining situational awareness of current baselines and planned outages;
* Leads working groups and committees to address program concerns, and modernization and transformation activities across NGA and the IC;
* Manages cost, schedule, and technical performance of Information Technology (IT) and other major agency programs;
* Optimizes effectiveness and efficiency by allocating the proper type and mixture of resources required to accomplish NGA's highest priority programs.