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Systems Engineer

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This is a Full-time position in Reston, VA posted January 15, 2022.

Job SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Systems Engineers apply a structured approach to design and implementation of systems and processes.

They capture and translate mission and customer requirements in order to transform them into capabilities, testing, and validation of services.

Systems Engineers analyze and allocate requirements to systems architecture components and oversee the development, testing, and validation of systems and services.

They also coordinate the integration of systems and services into enterprise architecture and oversee deployment.Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serves as the world leader in providing timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

NGA’s civilian, military and contract personnel evaluate imagery, maps, charts, multiple layers of foundation data
– such as terrain, elevation and gravity
– and the full spectrum of visible and invisible light in order to help users visualize what is happening at a particular place and time.

Our intelligence officers go beyond describing ‘what, where and when’ to revealing ‘how and why.’ our work enables decision advantage for our policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

NGA uses a flexible, high mobility career model.

Individuals are hired for their overall skills within a specialty such as Systems Engineer, and then placed in various positions throughout the agency once they complete the clearance process.

Although currently advertised as a No, Permanent, telework-ineligible job posting with occasional travel, it is unknown which specific positions will be available after applicants complete the selection and clearance process.

Because of this, aspects of the job such as travel, supervisory, telework, etc…may change, depending on specific positions available at that time.

It is also possible that applicants could be hired into a position with specific aspects and then change positions after serving for a period of time in that assignment.

Applicants who have completed the clearance process receive final documentation about the nature of the specific position before they make the final commitment to join NGA.Duties: may include, but are not limited to:* Gather, consolidate, and prioritize multi-organizational requirements.* Define Solution Epic Lean Business Cases, Solution Epic Minimum Viable Products, Program Epic Minimum Viable Product Features, andassociated system requirements.* Understand and support implementation of agile development practices.* Support creation and maintenance of “to-be” solution architecture, time-phased implementation roadmap, holistic set of mission-basedeffectivities, and agile development artifacts needed to support development and integration efforts.* Perform analyses of alternatives to determine best value to the government for potential technologies and/or solution architectures.* Identify cross-program dependencies and work across the organization and with multiple program offices to coordinate their inclusion andtime-phasing with the appropriate program baselines, consistent with the needs of IPA.* Maintain awareness, and provide oversight of the development, integration, testing, and sustainment of mission capabilities to validatethat they are interoperable and provide the functionality, performance, and usability required to satisfy the end users’ mission needs.This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability.

To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575 upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter.

Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility.

Incentive recipients sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive.

If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government.Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit onthis website as part of your application to NGA.

These assessments may include but are not limited to:1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics thatare aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting.

The information you provide in this application you submitmust support the response you provide to this questionnaire.

You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required.Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.Mandatory QualificationsMANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required).

Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:1.

Demonstrated experience with systems engineering, systems integration, enterprise architecture, and/or program management experience acquiring software intensive systems.2.

Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment including interaction with software developers, systems users, program management teams, and/or development contractors.3.

Demonstrated experience with identification documentation, analysis, and/or coordination of software intensive system requirements.As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22.

The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Science, Information Systems Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, System Engineering, or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks.

-OR
– B.

Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in Information Technology, systems planning, research, development, engineering, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience.

Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years.

-OR
– C.

Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in Information Technology, systems planning, research, development, engineering, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

-AND
– LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: DAWIA certification may be required for this position; see Position License and Certification Requirements below for additional details.

New Acquisition Workforce members or current members transitioning to a new acquisition career field or higher skill level have 24 months to achieve certification.

-AND
– Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.Highly Desired QualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:1.

Demonstrated knowledge and possession of DoD 8570 Information Assurance Manager Level 1 Certification.2.

Demonstrated experience with systems engineering, systems integration, enterprise architecture, and/or program management experience acquiring software intensive systems.3.

Demonstrated experience with Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure technology, implementation, and / or migration of legacy systems and /or software to cloud environments.4.

Demonstrated experience implementing the systems engineering and requirements supporting Agile Develop processes and employing automated engineering tools in support of these efforts (e.g.

Confluence, Jira, Redmine).5.

Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment including interaction with software developers, systems users, program management teams, and/or development contractors.6.

Demonstrated experience with identification documentation, analysis, and/or coordination of software intensive system requirements.Additional Job RequirementsYou must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information.

All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility.

Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.Employees wit