Innovation Engineer

Springfield, VA
Nov 09, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
Full Time
Overview Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with US government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. Perspecta's talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together. Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories Responsibilities Description: The Innovation Engineering team focuses on identifying and delivering innovative and disruptive solutions that enhance the GEOINT mission via constant and meaningful engagement with NGA analysts, decision-makers, product owners, and end-users throughout the full acquisition life cycle. Innovation Engineers know and routinely use Lean Startup principles to identify and frame problems. Ensuring proper problem curation is an essential and ongoing task and requires both deep and broad GEOINT knowledge. Delivery of minimum viable products (MVP) offers the ability to, based on user feedback, modify these MVPs as development occurs, encouraging innovative ideas from both developers and customers (end-users). Through a coherent outreach effort, we engage industry and academic entities where innovation takes place. The Innovation Engineering Project team is responsible for working with all GEOINT mission stakeholders to understand their needs and obstacles. Innovation Engineers excel at translating difficult mission problems into tractable engineering solutions to meet and exceed both short-term and strategic GEOINT mission needs. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Top Secret/SCI (Active SCI within 2 years; SSBI current within 5 years) BS in SW Engineering, Comp Sci, Info Systems, Math, or related engineering, scientific or technical discipline. 6 years experience in relevant related activities (eg, SE&I GEOINT or IT solutions or venture implementation) Direct GEOINT knowledge and recent experience working with or within NGA, the NSG and ASG (military GEOINT experience desired). Experience performing User Needs Assessments and Requirements Definition/Engineering. Project management knowledge and experience (strategy, planning, scheduling, status & reporting, metrics). Understands how technology enables NGA mission/business, and is/can be used to manage innovations, research, theories, technologies and trends in the GEOINT/Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) field. Experience developing policies and performance metrics for mission/business effectiveness. Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts & work collaboratively with internal/external organizations. Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills. Desired Qualifications: MS in SW Engineering, Comp Sci, Info Systems, Math, or related engineering, scientific or technical discipline. Systems Engineering/Integration and IT/web systems knowledge/experience Knowledge of NGA and other IC and DoD IT mission application and environments, both 'As-Is' and 'To Be' Knowledge of/Experience with NGA/GEOINT Pilots/Prototypes/intiatives, R&D/SBIR, InQTel/ IARPA/DARPA Knowledge of/Experience in: Innovation Mainstreaming Model, Business Model Canvas, Design Think, Lean Start-up, agile acquisition, Extreme/Rapid Prototyping methods, tech insertion, market technology analysis Experience in customer needs assessment, user persona templates, and leveraging of commercial techniques for evaluation of satisfaction measurement/metrics tools (eg, business intel/analytic methods) Experience with iterative design or other commercial best practices to streamline agile implementation process Knowledge of and Experience in IT entrepreneurial venture capital market/process Experience conducting training and education and developing professional educational materials, including instructor-led course manuals used in customer, partner, and employee training classes. Knowledge of and experience in DoD/IC contracting Options

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