Systems Engineer

Location US-CO-Aurora
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# of Openings Remaining
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U.S. Citizenship Required
Top Secret/SCI
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Full Time


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


Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.


Specific Job Description:


This position is on a Laboratory team of systems and software engineers with experience in SIGINT-related rapid prototyping, system engineering, and design. The team supports the development of new capabilities based on software algorithms, software applications, data sources, processing frameworks, collection tasking approaches, and existing Lab tools; performs technical oversight and facilitation of customer-directed rapid prototyping efforts related to enterprise strategic objectives; and provides independent Verification & Validation and assessments of lab efforts. Duties include:

  • Perform independent, objective assessments of new lab tools, algorithms, and/or capabilities
  • Input relevant tasking into collection systems
  • Orchestrate and physically perform field experiments
  • Interface and assist with operational customer test cases
  • Perform rapid software prototyping
  • Create Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
  • Create custom web services
  • Ensure data from lab processing capabilities can be ingested into community databases and clouds
  • Create data routing scripts
  • Work directly with mission operators on concept designs
  • Work with lab developers to ensure proper data formatting and suggesting code enhancements




Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.



  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Subject Matter Expert in at least one SIGINT discipline
  • 15+ years working with SIGINT data sets; 5+ years of coding in a mission environment
  • Experience working with SIGINT collection systems
  • Experience putting in tightly constrained SIGINT tasking
  • Experience working with SIGINT data outputs and formats
  • Demonstrated experience parsing and reformatting mission data sets
  • Demonstrated experience working with cloud environments
  • Demonstrated experience deploying web services and software frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability and success working in team environments and collaborating/leading across multiple geographic locations
  • Strong knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals
  • Strong systems analysis skills, with the ability to identify and accurately describe system issues
  • Extensive domain knowledge and demonstrated understanding of user needs and operational environments
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; Demonstrated ability to clearly explain technical issues to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forms
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (e.g. aerospace, electrical, software), physics, mathematics, or similar technical discipline with 10+ years of domain experience


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