Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

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Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled




Develops Systems CONOPS/Architecture.  Develops and writes Level II & III requirements document for NSG Sensor Integration. Leads implementation of requirements and integration of capabilities across the NSG Architecture using an information assurance perspective. Provides risk and schedule status reports.  Incorporates a cloud-based architecture to support operations.  Is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on ICD-153 compliance.  Has understanding of NGA’s Request for Change (RFC) process.  Has a high proficiency in technical writing. Has working knowledge of Full Spectrum Toolkit (FST) for integration into the cloud.


Performs strategic planning, scheduling and technical analysis of NSG sensor integration programs at all levels of total system product throughout system life cycle. Ensures logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional and timeline analysis, detail trade studies, AoAs, requirements allocation and interface definition translating customer requirements into system specifications. Maintain strong awareness of technical IT and NTM domain trends, on-going IT projects, and NSG mission/ business requirements. Applies appropriate project management model (e.g. Spiral, Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid) selected for system implementation efforts and provides innovative analysis, design, development, deployment, and lifecycle support. Develops end-to-end integrated program schedules, critical paths (CPM)/ Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), ensuring systems development support NSG enterprise control gates, keeping senior management apprised of program status.


Provide NGA strategic planning and scheduling management processes for NSG systems engineering and integration of their capabilities into the NSG enterprise from joint topical requirements and CONOPs development through enterprise transition and into operations. Manage NSG sensor integration driven requirements including interface definitions and architecture closure. Plans and coordinates NSG mods, with emphasis on NGA segments/services, to support NTM data types, formats, and volumes. Manages engineering uncertainties of a changing NTM architecture. Manages, develops, coordinates and documents integration of NSG functions into existing NGA segments/services as well as into NSG baseline architecture without interruption to mission ops and Master Schedule Milestones.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply mission process improvement re-engineering NTM source integration TCPED, implementing new ways of doing business tradecraft methods and IT modernization projects
  • Perform detail planning of sensor integration task and activities, with associated durations to include elements, interfaces and milestones
  • Monitor, collect, identify and coordinate schedule changes by identifying task and timelines, designating controlled milestones, identifying schedule dependencies
  • Identify, monitor, collect and coordinate Test and Transition schedule activities across the NGA segments and NSG stakeholders
  • Analyze/assess schedule risks and issues and provide recommended courses of action
  • Execute end to end joint RFC process to develop new requirements which may impact NGA and the Mission Partner, preparing and coordinating required documentation
  • Provide assessment of RFCs for NTM impact delivering recommendations to customer & SEIN
  • Provide SME to develop joint CONOPS and success criteria for Enterprise Initialization WG
  • Deliver Initialization Readiness Reviews for future NTM systems integration, coordinating package with stakeholder program offices/KCs/Portfolios, making assessments for the customer
  • Manage daily initialization status meetings with the customer
  • Maintain continuous customer/stakeholder engagement business rhythms/communications
  • Keep team, Customer, SEIN Leaders/SIF/SERB and TARGET apprised of project status/schedule
  • Leads small mission-focused team


Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, physics, CS, Info Systems, Math, or equivalent experience
  • 16+ years IT e.g. SE&I, strategic planning, scheduling, critical path analysis, capabilities implementation, SLC process experience, with a minimum of 10 years of agency-specific experience
  • 5+ years System Engineering experience working with geospatial IT systems
  • Working knowledge and Systems Engineering and Integration experience with NSG and Commercial and NTM systems and interfaces
  • Ability to apply methodologies for Strategic planning, SWOT analysis of internal and external factors impacting the NSG enterprise
  • Translate event based planning to task and calendar base detail necessary to track program execution
  • Ability to assess schedule variances and critical path to determine schedule impacts and associated risk
  • Working knowledge of the NSG and NGA Acquisition and Change Management Processes
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Experience using MS Project and Visio
  • Strong customer service  teaming skills; ability to collaborate in cross-functional team
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical forums
  • Active TS/SCI security clearances with knowledge/experience working in the Intel CommunityDesired Qualifications:
  • MS in Engineering, physics, CS, Info Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline,
  • Professional accreditations or certifications i.e. DAWIA, PMP, INCOSE, ITIL, CISSP and SAFe Agile
  • Demonstrated system engineering experience with NSG and NGA IC partner systems/sensors
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Experience in enterprise software test development, Service as a Solution, cloud computing, distributed systems, database internals, and/or analytics
  • Experience using MS Office tools including MS Project and Visio


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