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Systems Integration & Testing Engineer II

Perspecta

This is a Full-time position in Chantilly, VA posted February 23, 2021.

**Business Group Highlights** **Intelligence** 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. **Responsibilities** **Systems Integration & Testing Engineer II** The Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) team is responsible for technical support of the planning and execution of enterprise and system-level verification, validation and transition activities for national assets, associated ground segments and services, and information processing systems within the enterprise. The team supports the recommended closure of enterprise and system requirements; independent verification, validation and test in support of delivered system capabilities and mission closure, overseeing readiness events in support of enterprise, system and acquisition-level test milestones; leading and supporting project planning; assessing schedule and risk; generating and presenting engineering briefings; and interfacing with numerous customers. This position requires an understanding of the intelligence community and customer domain, along with a strong focus on core systems engineering processes in support of end-to-end mission and services closure. In support of the Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) team, the candidate is required to have a strong GEOINT, SIGINT, or COMM Test engineering background and significant space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance. The candidate may have daily interaction with the customer and supporting contractors and will need to follow customer standards and processes as the program matures through the life cycle. Candidate will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) and facilitate risk and action closure with Acquisition Offices and users, and support technical consultation, meeting coordination, and support to recommendation briefings. Activities supported may include, but are not limited to: + Evaluation of architecture, requirements, risks and opportunities, and processes for VV&T impacts; + Definition of VV&T activities and associated VV&T products (e.g., strategies, plans, Requests for Change (RFC), procedures, checklists, RVTMs, briefings, etc.) for new and modified mission and service capabilities. + Lead or support the execution of those VV&T activities (e.g. Test events, Transitions, Milestone Readiness Events. + Prepare reports describing the results, risk assessment, discrepancy reporting and lessons learned of those VV&T activities. **Additional Responsibilities include:** + Synthesizes customer contractual needs, requirements, and technical, schedule and cost constraints into solutions for integrating, testing, evaluating, and transitioning systems into operations to deliver enterprise capabilities. + Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and resources required for integrating, testing, evaluating and transitioning systems. + Establishes standards, practices, and procedures for integrating, testing, evaluating and transitioning systems and enterprise capabilities, and coordinates with stakeholders. + Evaluates enterprise capabilities, architectures, system design concepts, requirements, risks and opportunities, and processes for integration, test, evaluation and transition impacts. + Designs, develops, and implements test and evaluation strategies, plans and methods to assure reliability of systems in conjunction with system specifications and defined enterprise capabilities, and integrates system and enterprise elements together so they work as a whole. + Reviews, evaluates and derives requirements for testability. + Ensures systems and enterprise capabilities comply with requirements and standards through formal verification methods. + Generates system requirement and enterprise capability verification approaches and customer acceptance criteria. + Participates in reviews of systems and elements under development to ensure traceability of requirements compliance through verification and validation. + Develops and directs preparation for and execution of comprehensive test & evaluation plans, procedures and schedules which verify and validate enterprise capabilities, system requirements, performance and operability. Coordinates system integration, test, evaluation and transition activities with other organizations. + Conducts readiness for system integration, test, evaluation and transition activities. + Compiles data and defines changes required in testing configurations, testing procedures, testing processes, or new testing requirements. + Implements testing processes and ensures all test activities follow those processes. Produces reports on each test activity and tracks test metrics. + Performs analysis and evaluations of systems under test. + Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. + Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive system evaluation reports and risk assessments. Evaluates discrepancy reports and performs integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes affecting systems and enterprise capabilities. + Provides direct, interfacing support to the customer for system integration, test, evaluation and transition activities. + Monitors for continual process improvement and lessons learned, and reports to management periodically. **Qualifications** **Required Skills:** + BS in engineering, physics or related technical degree. + Minimum of 2 – 5 years with a B.S/B.A. or 0 – 2 years with a MS/MA/MBA or 8 – 10 years no degree. + Current and Active TS/SCI U.S. Security Clearance. + Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) experience within overall customer domain. + Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment. + Detailed knowledge of GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM systems and overall space and ground architecture. + Expertise in mission technical capabilities and system performance analysis and assessment. + Experience with Mission Planning, Control or Processing functions in support of space and ground. architecture. + Experience writing test strategies and plans, executing tests, analyzing data and summarizing results. + Experience in system integration and transition approaches to accommodate the End to End GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM lifecycle. + Commitment to recognize, understand, respect and operate effectively within various SETA, FFRDC, and Government lines of authority. **Strongly Desired Skills:** + Familiarity with overall Intelligence Community Customer, technical familiarity with one or more GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM systems. + Experience with VV&T from an acquisition office, operations or systems engineering perspective. + Prior experience with our customer’s VV&T Branch. Prior experience with GEOINT, SIGINT, communications, ground systems and services, and/or mission operations is highly desired. + Experience with commercial VV&T techniques in service oriented architecture (SOA) environments, or for infrastructure or application service provider environments, is also highly desirable. *Due to workplace precautions/restrictions in light of COVID-19, employees may be required to work shift work. Schedules will return to core hours, Monday-Friday, once precautions/restrictions are removed. **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 sector-from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering. Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector. Perspecta is an AA/EEO (https://perspecta.com/eeo-aa) Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision **Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision** The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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