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Mission Capability Engineer

Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.



Serve as a Mission Capability Engineer for the NTM-L Project, engineering and integrate a new Motion GEOINT capability into the NSG driving mission tradecraft transformation. Provide System Engineering & Integration (SE&I) & GEOINT domain expertise, leading NTM-L agile, time-phased (e.g., Pre- and Post-IOC) capability implementation planning. Key contributor to the NTM-L GPMO maintaining the program technical baseline, leading technical implementation and integration, and coordinating across the GPMO with mission partner and segments. Ensure alignment to NGA and Joint Enterprise Effectivity/ IOC capability deliveries, current and future technology insertions, and future state visions for Enterprise technical architecture & analytic tradecraft. Assess NSG Enterprise mission needs, priorities, work flows. Provide technical analysis and recommendations. Manage Capability Effectivities and IOC entities. Engage in Joint Enterprise Test & Transition planning and execution, Quarterly Incremental Program Reviews (IPRs), and MSA Control Gates/Milestone Events [e.g., Ground Readiness Review (GRR), Operational Readiness Review (ORR)]. Employ agile mission solution integration approach, decomposing mission needs into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience with:

  • Enterprise roadmap planning, delivering time-phased capability-based Effectivities/IOCs
  • NGA Systems/Segments comprising end-to-end Tasking, Processing, Exploitation/Analytics, and Dissemination process
  • Enterprise agile principles, methodologies and development/integration processes (e.g., SAFe)
  • Enterprise integration, test, release management of large, complex system-of-system architecture
  • Major System Acquisition (MSA) (e.g., Ground Readiness Review (GRR), NGA (Incremental Program Reviews (IPR), and Joint Enterprise Control Gates/Readiness Milestones (e.g., Test Readiness Review (TRR), Operational Readiness Review (ORR))
  • GEOINT data providers, systems/segment and content sources

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Key Contributor to NTM-L Project Lead & GPMO maintaining NTM-L technical baseline engineering /integrating phased NSG Enterprise capability delivery (e.g., Pre- & Post-IOC) for new data source
  • Assess Mission Partner capability delivery plans and NGA Segment program plans (acquisition and technical) ensuring alignment, arriving at Joint time-phased approach with Joint Enterprise Milestones
  • Identify time-phased Enterprise Capability dependencies, conducting risk analysis, mitigation planning, and AOAs, to minimize NTM-L Roadmap implementation impacts
  • Identify current baseline technology/capability gaps as opportunity for future strategic roadmap planning
  • Work with the NTM-L Source & Analysis Support Team (SAS-T) to understand Mission needs, and through needs requirement analysis and prioritization, identify functional needs gaps with respect to NSG/ASG User Needs and program into the NTM-L Roadmap
  • Collaborate with NTM-L Project Lead in scope definition & detailed technical planning for Enterprise Milestone Events/Reviews (e.g., GRR, ORR) & Effectivities/IOCs in current/future NTM-L baselines
  • Review NSG RFCs (NGA and Joint) to assess and identify impacts to the NTM-L Capability Roadmap
  • Lead, Coordinate, Engage in NGA & Joint Enterprise Working Groups, TEMs, and User Forums
  • Engage in Milestone Readiness Events (waterfall and agile) to evaluate System/Segment readiness and Design and satisfaction of NTM-L Roadmap capability deliveries
  • Identify/track/mitigate/resolve tech risks/issues related to phased NTM-L capabilities implementation
  • Conduct studies/trades/analysis, to identify dependencies and issues requiring corrective action or decisions to maintain mission capability cost, schedule, and performance


Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or equivalent experience
  • 16 years SE, SI, or systems development experience, with 10 years of recent agency-specific experience
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Good customer teaming skills; ability to lead/collaborate in cross-functional multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, multi-tasking skills; ability to lead TEMs
  • Strong oral, written communication, presentation skills with Senior USG Leaders, GPMO and other Contractors

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Info Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline
  • IT credentials and certifications (e.g., DAWIA, PMP, INCOSE, ITIL, CISSP and SAFe Agilist, SCM)
  • In-depth knowledge of NGA System/Segments and workflows comprising Tasking, Processing, Exploitation/Analytics, Dissemination cycle, & understanding of interdependencies of NSG capabilities
  • Experience with Enterprise multi-system integration, test, release management of large complex system -of-system solution architecture (including Enterprise Control Gate/Milestone Readiness Events, Test design/planning, artifact generation, event planning, test direction/execution, DR generation/tracking)
  • Hands-on experience implementing multi-phased, complex Enterprise Capability Roadmaps across multiple Effectivities/IOCs using a system-of-system solution approach through test & transition events
  • Large scale systems integration experience in IC/DoD working with GPMO and related segment PMOs
  • SE&I SLC SME (e.g., CONOPS, Requirements Engineering, design-to-architecture compliance)
  • Experience leading coordination across NTM-L Project, mission partner, NGA/Analysis & Source, NGA System Segments (e.g., GIMS/GOM, IEC, Cedalion, ASC, MSP, AE, GVS, GSR, iStore, FCMS, NCL/ODS, and TMA), to drive cross-Agency Enterprise Capability Roadmap planning and execution
  • Hands-on experience with NGA to Mission Partner Interfaces (current and future ground architecture)
  • In-depth knowledge of GEOINT Data Providers and the products (Raster and Vector) that they deliver
  • Hands-on experience with Motion GEOINT (e.g., standards, products, sources, Enterprise architecture)
  • Experience in Tradecraft initiatives (e.g., SOM, ABI, Model Driven Collection, Automated Strategies)
  • Knowledge of NGA acquisition, baseline control, and change management (e.g., RFC) processes
  • with SAFe Agile principles, methods, development/integration processes executed at Enterprise level (user story generation, sprint/scrum development, backlog management retrospectives, test-driven development)

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

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  • Information Technology
Posted: 2019-10-21 Expires: 2019-11-19

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