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Systems Engineer: End-to-End Sensor Integration

Location: Chantilly, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Apogee Integration is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to work in Chantilly, VA.

Description:

  • Performs strategic planning, scheduling and technical analysis of NSG sensor integration programs at all levels of total system product throughout system life cycle.
  • Ensures logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional and timeline analysis, detail trade studies, AoAs, requirements allocation and interface definition translating customer requirements into system specifications.
  • Maintain strong awareness of technical IT and NTM domain trends, on-going IT projects, and NSG mission/ business requirements.
  • Applies appropriate project management model (e.g. Spiral, Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid) selected for system implementation efforts and provides innovative analysis, design, development, deployment, and lifecycle support.
  • Develops end-to-end integrated program schedules, critical paths (CPM)/ Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), ensuring systems development support NSG enterprise control gates, keeping senior management apprised of program status.
  • Provide NGA strategic planning and scheduling management processes for NSG systems engineering and integration of their capabilities into the NSG enterprise from joint topical requirements and CONOPs development through enterprise transition and into operations. Manage NSG sensor integration driven requirements including interface definitions and architecture closure.
  • Plans and coordinates NSG mods, with emphasis on NGA segments/services, to support NTM data types, formats, and volumes.
  • Manages engineering uncertainties of a changing NTM architecture.
  • Manages, develops, coordinates and documents integration of NSG functions into existing NGA segments/services as well as into NSG baseline architecture without interruption to mission ops and Master Schedule Milestones.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply mission process improvement re-engineering NTM source integration TCPED, implementing new ways of doing business tradecraft methods and IT modernization projects
  • Perform detail planning of sensor integration task and activities, with associated durations to include elements, interfaces and milestones
  • Monitor, collect, identify and coordinate schedule changes by identifying task and timelines, designating controlled milestones, identifying schedule dependencies
  • Identify, monitor, collect and coordinate Test and Transition schedule activities across the NGA segments and NSG stakeholders
  • Analyze/assess schedule risks and issues and provide recommended courses of action
  • Execute end to end joint RFC process to develop new requirements which may impact NGA and the Mission Partner, preparing and coordinating required documentation
  • Provide assessment of RFCs for NTM impact delivering recommendations to customer & SEIN
  • Provide SME to develop joint CONOPS and success criteria for Enterprise Initialization WG
  • Deliver Initialization Readiness Reviews for future NTM systems integration, coordinating package with stakeholder program offices/KCs/Portfolios, making assessments for the customer
  • Manage daily initialization status meetings with the customer
  • Maintain continuous customer/stakeholder engagement business rhythms/communications
  • Keep team, Customer, SEIN Leaders/SIF/SERB and TARGET apprised of project status/schedule

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering, CS, Info Systems, Math, or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years IT e.g. SE&I, strategic planning, scheduling, critical path analysis, capabilities implementation, SLC process experience, with a minimum of 10 years of agency-specific experience
  • 5 years System Engineering experience working with geospatial IT systems
  • Working knowledge and Systems Engineering and Integration experience with NSG and Commercial and NTM systems and interfaces
  • Ability to apply methodologies for Strategic planning, SWOT analysis of internal and external factors impacting the NSG enterprise
  • Translate event based planning to task and calendar base detail necessary to track program execution
  • Ability to assess schedule variances and critical path to determine schedule impacts and associated risk
  • Working knowledge of the NSG and NGA Acquisition and Change Management Processes
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Experience using MS Project and Visio
  • Strong customer service  teaming skills; ability to collaborate in cross-functional team
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical forums
  • Active TS/SCI security clearances with knowledge/experience working in the Intel Community

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering, CS, Info Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline,
  • IT credential and certifications i.e. DAWIA, PMP, INCOSE, ITIL, CISSP and SAFe Agile
  • Demonstrated system engineering experience with NSG and NGA IC partner systems/sensors
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Experience in enterprise software test development, Service as a Solution, cloud computing, distributed systems, database internals, and/or analytics
  • Experience using MS Office tools including MS Project and Visio
  • Key Skills: NTM or National Systems, IMINT, GEOINT, Strategic Planning, SWOT analysis, Critical Path CPA/CPM, Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), MS Project (Expert)

About APOGEE INTEGRATION…Applied Intelligence!

For 18 years, our core team of engineering professionals have provided the domain expertise and integrated products that serve as a primary means of analysis for leading decision makers throughout the Intelligence Community.  We are honored to be able to serve our customers and are dedicated to providing products and services to ensure their long-term success.
Combining innovation with practical results and a proven commitment to customer care, our full life-cycle expertise covers the continuum of engineering needs:

Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, Geospatial Analysis, 3D Interactive Visualization, Network Engineering, Systems Administration, Information Assurance, Systems Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Space Protection, Enterprise Requirements.

Benefits:

Although clearly focused on The Mission, at APOGEE, we realize that our staff or APOGEE-niuses are our greatest assets.  We are committed to a high performance culture and provide an environment that challenges our employees to be exceptional.  We provide World Class Health & Wellness, Retirement & Savings, Time Off and Beyond the Basics Benefits.

Health & Wellness

United Healthcare, Guardian Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long/Short Term Disability and Health Savings Account.

Retirement & Savings

Apogee wants to ensure that every Apogee-nius can participate and grow a meaningful retirement nest egg without losing the flexibility to save for other goals. To provide this flexibility, the Company provides a 401(k) that enables Apogee to contribute up to 7% of your gross salary to your retirement.

Apogee 401(k)

Apogee offers a 401(k) plan to all our employees. You are eligible to participate in the plan beginning on the first of the month following 3 months of employment. You may contribute up to 20% of your gross wages each pay period on a pre-tax basis. Apogee will match 100% of your contribution to the 401(k) up to 7% of your gross salary. The maximum dollar amount you can contribute for 2017, per the IRS, is $18,000. The Vesting period for Apogee matching contributions is 3 years. The Apogee 401(k) is administered by Fidelity Investments. Fidelity provides Apogee 401(k) plan users a wide selection of investment choices including index funds, managed funds, stocks and bonds tailored for your investments goals and years till retirement. The goal of the Apogee Retirement Plan is to help you maximize annual retirement growth and savings while providing you the flexibility to meet other personal financial goals.

Time Off

26 days off annually from a mixture of fixed, floating and earned personal time off!

Mobility Bonus

Apogee-niuses are on-the-go!  Apogee provides our Apogee-niuses up to $1,000 Mobility Bonus for Broadband Internet and Cellphone services. Apogee has an on-line time & expense system and interactive website that is integral for our business processes.   To ensure that you stay in touch with the Apogee-nome, your customers, and check on the latest Apogee tweets and texts, cellphone access is key.  This bonus is paid out quarterly in the amount of $250.

Professional Development Assistance (PDA) Plan

Apogee provides its Apogee-niuses with PDA toward management-approved training, tuition, continuing education, and conferences. Annual cap is $5,250. Apogee assists by offering software, books and the training you need to excel in your job. Apogee will purchase for you any approved materials that apply to your job. 

Apogee Integration is an M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer

Reach your peak and become an Apogee-nius! Today!

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