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Systems Engineer (National Collection Systems)

Annapolis Junction/Fort Meade, Maryland · Information Technology
POSITION:  Systems Engineer (National Collection Systems)
LOCATION:  Annapolis Junction/Fort Meade, MD 20701
REQUIRED CLEARANCE:  TS/SCI with POLYGRAPH (minimum of a CI poly)



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is looking for a Systems Engineer who will be responsible for providing systems engineering and other technical assistance to customer’s requirements development and planning for National SIGINT systems. The supported organization is the focal point for defining the intelligence requirements which drive the development of Overhead collection and processing systems. The selected systems engineer will work closely with Intelligence Community (IC), national-level customers, and military services to capture and document the requirements for the next generation systems. The effort requires participation in numerous meetings, working groups, and integrated product teams, product reviews, and status meetings to monitor the systems engineering plans, development, and deployment of space and ground processing systems. The Systems Engineer will work closely with government Systems Engineers to ensure customer plans are effectively aligned with those developed by other IC engineers. The goal is seamless integration across both enterprises. The systems engineer will be a key member of the team charged with the production of solid documentation of the customers’ requirements and a mapping of where, when and how those requirements will be satisfied by capabilities to be deployed across the extended IC enterprise as the next generation collection and processing systems are fielded. The selected Systems Engineer will directly participate in structured analysis of alternatives (AoA) decision making processes as plans work through the appropriate decision gates. To be successful, the selected individual must be able to communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives. They will have responsibility for the technical integrity, quality, and completeness of work performed and deliverables associated with one or more of the 25 process areas defined by ISO/IEC15288:
  • Technical Process Area - Stakeholder Requirements Definition, Requirements Analysis, Architectural Design, Implementation, Integration, Verification, Transition, Validation, Operation, Maintenance, and Disposal;
  • Project Process Area - Project Planning, Project Assessment and Control, Decision Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Information Management, and Measurement;
  • Enterprise (Organizational Project-Enabling) Process Area - Project Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Management, Lifecycle Model Management, Human Resource Management, and Quality Management; and
  • Agreement Process Area - Acquisition and Supply.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus a minimum of fifteen (15) years of general systems engineering experience OR 
  • A Master’s degree in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus thirteen (13) years of general systems engineering experience OR
  • A High School Diploma or GED plus nineteen (19) years of general system engineering experience would also be acceptable.
 

REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL SKILLS & CAPABILITIES:
  • Must have strong written and oral communicative skills. This position will involve drafting detailed requirements documentation as well as associated briefings of requirements and status for customer, DNI, and IC-leadership.
  • Ability to assist in developing a new or innovative approach to a technical or engineering issue
  • Ability to assist in conducting an evaluation to determine its suitability for project implementation.
  • Ability to analyze and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for a project.
  • Ability to supervise or coordinate the work of other contractor engineers or technicians on a project.
  • Must be able to independently make decisions regarding engineering issues and methodology for a project and brief stakeholders and present the status on all technical aspects of their project.


DESIRED EXPERIENCE (preferred but not mandatory):
  • Ideal candidate would be Overhead SIGNT SME. However familiarity with IC organizations and processes may be a suitable replacement for detailed technical knowledge of current Overhead SIGINT system capabilities.
  • Some knowledge of DNI’s Intelligence Community Capability Requirements (ICCR) process and the Joint Capabilities Integration Development Systems (JCIDS) process would be valuable. The task generally operates at the enterprise and architectural level of the capabilities needs processes, and seldom requires deep dives into low level system requirements.
  • Knowledge of the customer’s Corporate Requirements process will be very helpful in being fully effective in this work role.

 

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!
 
EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (410) 740-4045.
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