Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

Perspecta   •  

Chantilly, VA

Industry: Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 37 days ago

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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 U.S. 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


Program Description

The program is a large SETA contract responsible for the complete end-to-end life cycle of the customer's Ground Enterprise. The Project performs technical planning, systems integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analysis for critical government systems. As SETA's we assist government procurement agencies develop acquisition strategies, work statements, evaluation plans and qualify vendors. We are involved through the entire acquisition life cycle, from pre-award planning through solicitation preparation, contract award, contract administration and contract close-out. We support system cradle to grave and everything in between. We work to constantly improve acquisition policy and procedures to devise strategies for deploying and implementing new acquisition initiatives and measuring the effectiveness of these implementations as part of the system acquisitions we support the development acquisition plans, source selection documents, Independent Government Cost Estimates (ICE), justifications and approvals, synopses, and requests for proposals/quotes/bids. We assist in the development of acquisition packages that include but are not limited to Request for Changes (RFCs), Statements of Work (SOWs), Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and development contracts. You will be expected to lead and/or support various program technical and management forums and meetings to include Engineering Review Board (ERBs), Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs), Program Management Reviews (PMRs), and Business Management reviews (BMRs) and Project Readiness Reviews.

What You'll Get to Do :

In this position you will design, develop, evaluate and modify end-to-end systems and systems-oriented projects through their entire life cycle. You will p erform technical planning, systems integration, acquisition planning, risk analysis and engineering analysis for major ground systems. You will have the opportunity to drive innovation across the organizational enterprise. You will have the opportunity to work across multiple engineering disciplines and domains. You will support the generation of quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisitions, ensuring requirements comply with government standards through formal verification methods. You will translate high level capabilities and development strategies into system and program requirements. You establish and coordinate development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development including changes to current government processes. You design interfaces and bring system elements together so they work as a whole across the entire enterprise.

More about the Role:

You will work with developers to generate RFCs for schedules, installations, interfaces and requirements . You will be part of and work in a dynamic team-oriented environment and follow established system engineering procedures while supporting proposed changes to existing practices. You will have daily interaction with customer, development contractor which necessitates technical consultation, meeting coordination and preparation and support to technical briefings. You will be required to use your breath of knowledge to review program and project deliverables for technical accuracy and quality. You will need to be able to respond to ad-hoc customer taking within short time constraints. It requires excellent written and communication skills and includes working with users to understand their needs and requirements for scheduling of satellite ground systems. Monitor all aspects of one or more operational systems to maintain high levels of availability and capability. Engage with developers, various customer organization internal and external to GED and other GED SETA's on system changes, enhancements or issues that potentially impact the M2C2 project. Advise Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR) on RFC impacts. Prepare and provide weekly briefings to the customer on areas of responsibility. A critical role is to i dentify and document risks, issues and opportunities impacting GED systems in development and operations. There is a potential for travel to support customer review, installation and project testing.


Essential Qualifications:

  • 12 to 15 years with BS or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D
  • TS/SCI w/poly
  • Satellite ground systems knowledge
  • Understanding of GEOINT
  • Experience with acquisition processes and space, ground or communications systems
  • System Engineering processes - full system lifecycle experience - architecture products, interpretation of user requirements, allocation to segments within a system, requirements development and documentation, risk management, verification and validation, etc.
  • Demonstrated capability and success working in team environments
  • Strong communication and briefing skills with peers and senior leaders
  • Excellent ability to work within team structure
  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forms

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related field (Aerospace, Electrical, Math or similar technical degree)
  • Experience related to end users and working CONOPS development for new missions.
  • Experience in developing resiliency systems, plans and CONOPS to ensure high mission availability
  • Certifications to include: PMP, SEP/CSEP, AWS, SAFe Agilist