Senior Systems Engineer

Job Location US-VA-Pentagon
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/13/2018 10:32 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Minimum Clearance
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Relocation Eligible

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Engility supports our Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)) customers as they lead, cultivate, and develop systems engineering policy, guidance, and standardization documents. Engility also provide technical expertise to pertaining to DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) policies, processes, and architectures.


DASD(C3CB) Support


  • Attend the Enterprise Architecture and Services Board, which includes the Joint Enterprise Standards Committee (JESC), Enterprise Architecture Engineering Panel (EAEP), and the Enterprise Services Data Panel (ESDP) and provide situational awareness, and develop point papers as necessary, for the ODASD(C3CB).
  • [JESC] Monitor and assess the selection of IT standards for the Defense Information Standards Baseline that are mandated for DoD systems and identify issues that impact acquisition program of records (POR) managed under the DoDI 5000.02, “Defense Acquisition System” or other OUSD(AT&L) equities
  • [EAEP] Review reference architectures (RA) and solution architectures (SA) related to the Joint Information Environment (JIE) and Mission Partner Environment (MPE) initiative to ensure technical practicable for weapon system platforms and other mission essential system capabilities that support disadvantaged, intermittent, and low bandwidth (DIL) environments found in forward operating areas, time critical communication needs, and limited spectrum availability/limited throughput.
  • [Joint Mission Thread Architecture and Test Working Group (JMTAT-WG)] Support the review of operational mission threads developed by the Joint Staff J-6 to assess and validate the communication architecture and capabilities support the required information flow for the mission.
  • [Interoperability Steering Group (ISG)] Support the review of test plans and requests for waivers to recommend approval of plans or waivers for interoperability certification of systems based upon the program’s Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR-KPP)
  • [DoD Information Network Waiver Panel] Support the by the review of waivers from use of NIPRNET and DISA provided communications capabilities by DoD organizations based on mission needs.


DASD(SE) Support


  • DoD IT and communication systems related policies, architectures, and planning documents for impacts to acquisition POR managed under the DoDI 5000.02 and other OUSD(AT&L)/SE equities
  • Support in the coordination of spectrum management, policy, and supportability issues, with emphasis on weapons systems acquisition and development and overarching capability impacts.
  • Review Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) activities where DASD(SE) is the sponsor


Combined Support

  • Provide technical expertise and support in the specific area of MOSA to include developing DoD systems engineering guidance as it relates to MOSA for MDAPs and DAU training material.
  • Support the review of acquisition law and FAR/DFARs provisions to determine issues and corrective actions to allow the DOD to obtain the appropriate IP rights for technical information to improve competition and make cost-effective system upgrades.

Required Qualifications

  • 12 years of related experience in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Operational Research or related field
  • 8 years of Engineering experience working in the Defense Acquisition Community, specific to information systems and communication systems, as a Government Civilian, Military or Contractor
  • “Systems Thinking” skills that can be applied to analysis and development of both complex technical solutions and long-term guidance.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, prioritization, and organizational skills; proven ability to assess, select, and utilize a variety of methods and tools; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience communicating with senior government leaders
  • Experience in the delivering complex solutions systems in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to think and adapt quickly to changing requirements, stakeholders, and environment and take action
  • Ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner
  • Current Secret clearance required

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with DoDI 5000.02 and the DoD Acquisition Process
  • Familiarity with Defense Acquisition Guide Chapter 3, Systems Engineering
  • Familiarity with DoDI 8330.01 and the JIE
  • D. in an engineering discipline or related field
  • At least 12 years’ experience in the technical discipline of systems engineering
  • DoD Acquisition Program Office experience
  • DoD CIO experience
  • Knowledge of OSD interface and communication protocols
  • DoD Top Secret Level Clearance


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