Systems Engineer - GEOINT Broker with Security Clearance
Company: Blue Compass LLC
Posted on: September 22, 2018
Find meaning in your work and join a collaborative company with challenging and innovative opportunities in Customer Experience and IT Strategy. Blue Compass, LLC blends strategy and analytics with customer insights, design and creative thinking to help our clients discover, implement and improve their products and services. Blue Compass colleagues apply their natural curiosity to the company---s culture of customer-focused trusted advisory and thought leadership. Position Summary: Status: Full Time Location: Springfield, VA Clearance: Top Secret/SCI (Active SCI within 2 years; SSBI current within 5 years) Description: Blue Compass is looking for an experienced system engineer to support a Government program that delivers full life-cycle systems integration and engineering services to the missions of its customer. The program is chartered to provide technical leadership for many of the Government---s highest priorities, including the data engineering project efforts. The program initiative is a transformational effort focused on the assessing, developing, prototyping, engineering to acquire a full end to end capability to broker GEOINT needs and products to customers. This initiative is focused on institutionalizing GB capability within eight product areas: Issue Knowledge; Needs Management; Content Strategy; Value Analysis; Supply Integration; Market Execution; Discover and Deliver; Content Effectiveness. The GB Systems Engineer (SE) support team will consists of several engineers with the responsibilities to provide support to the GB Product Owners to include definition of materiel and non-materiel functionality, integration with other product areas, and support to the management of related prototyping and development activities. Responsibilities Include: * Oversees end user needs to develop IT solutions, designing/implementing processes, new/customized capabilities/services for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency, applying principles and techniques of system management processes, engineering analysis, and IT development methodologies as appropriate. * Support the definition and development of non-materiel solutions, including the planning for tradecraft and workforce changes for the implementation of the GB business model. * Design develop supporting strategy, vision, future end state, and concept of operations. * Support strategy, design and development and execution of advanced concepts into prototypes. * At customer direction, provides oversight and direction to implement customer vision to replace aging legacy systems with an Open System, Service-Oriented Architecture as developed by the ASC contract. * With USG Product Owner, plans, develops, and coordinates epics and features for future planning sessions with USG product owner. * Supports agile development software process, planning increments and sprint planning sessions and provides additional systems engineering support as needed. * Ensures acceptance criteria are properly written and satisfied * Attends daily scrums and supports design technical exchange meetings * Ensures partnering, efficient solutions engineering and reuse first, Agile SE&I processes, leveraging tailoring & extending innovative approaches & cost-saving measures, applying industry standards * Ensures project activities transparency & info sharing, informing NGA decision-making bodies, & directly facilitating collaborative, innovative, efficient, rapid solutions engineering capturing, publishing solution options, resolutions for future reference, NSG enterprise awareness * Advocates current and future technology, and ensures the Project captures innovative tradecraft, lessons learned, and best practices * Oversees end user needs to develop IT solutions, designing/implementing processes, new/customized capabilities/services for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency, applying principles and techniques of system management processes, engineering analysis, and IT development methodologies as appropriate. Required Qualifications: * Active TS/SCI Clearance * Bachelor---s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline * 5+full years of experience in related field * Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to solve complex problems * Self-starter able to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities delivering efficient staff work * Demonstrated ability to establish effective customer relationships with senior level government personnel; ability to work independently and within a team environment * Strong customer service team skills; able to collaborate with cross-functional and other organizational teams * Excellent presentation and communication skills; Able to lead technical forums, reviews, initiatives, and studies * Technical project engineering leadership skills and experience; Program and systems analysis experience Desired Skills: * Advanced degree or certification in a technical field * Demonstrated experience in engineering GEOINT data access, discovery, and retrieval * Demonstrated experience in cloud technology with emphasis on distributed performance * Demonstrated knowledge of the NSG programs to include both legacy systems, as well as key concepts for future vision architecture (e.g., Cloud hosting, Platform-as-a-Service, and other IC ITE initiatives) and services * Knowledge of USG and commercial space, air, and ground domain ISR GEOINT capabilities * Demonstrated working knowledge of: Lean Start-up, Waterfall, Spiral, and Agile development, acquisition, systems engineering, and development methods (Minimum Viable Products, User Story Generation, Sprint/Scrum Development, Development Back-log management, Test-Driven Development) Why Blue Compass? * Opportunity for growth within position and within company * Work for innovative government clients * Contribute to company business development efforts --- we value our employee---s ideas and referrals! * Comprehensive Benefits Package * Flexible schedule (*depending on client) * Regular company training and team building activities * Collaborative, creative, inclusive and fun team environment. 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