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Systems Engineer Chief

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Job ID: 2012193
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 11, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs Systems Engineering and analysis of proposed GEOINT collection systems along with initial integration planning.  Works in a team environment to perform activities including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & op. performance analysis. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, requirements allocation. Serves as collection architecture and Special Access Program analysis expert within the G Futures Division.  Plans and participates in NGA and NSG studies, as an analyst and/or subject matter expert. Functions as interface between NGA Analysis Directorate Special Access Program organizations, and NGA G. Performs quick-turn tasker responses, related to future GEOINT collection and ground systems. Authors GEOINT future requirements documentation and related configuration documentation. 

Duties include:

  • Participate in pertinent collector and phenomenologic meetings and sessions.
  • Develops NGA and NSG studies’ Terms of References (TORs), Study Plans, Interim Reports, and Final Reports.
  • Provides the Government advance and objective insight into program issues, execution risks, and corrective actions.
  • Supports government representatives at meetings.
  • Maintains a rapport and positive relationships with appropriate organizational entities, within NGA and the NSG.
  • Provides technical advice and expertise to project team members.
  • Maintains an awareness of assigned tasks/projects and understanding the technical interdependencies. 
PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Develops information which extends knowledge in a given field. Information may form the basis of newly developed concepts, theories, and products. FREEDOM TO ACT: Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs. Plans R&D programs and recommends technological application programs to accomplish long-range objectives. Work is checked only to the effectiveness of results obtained, typically requiring a long-term perspecitive. Virtually self-supervisory. IMPACT: Designs research and studies to examine alternative futures. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would have a long-term negative effect on organization's reputation. LIASON: Serves as consultant to top management in long-range planning concerning new or projected areas of techological research and advancements.  Successfully and productively interfaces with other branches/divisions within NGA G, and with other NGA and NSG organizations.  


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and twenty two (22) years or more experience; Masters and eighteen (18) years or more experience; PhD and fifteen years or more experience,

Skills and Experience:


  • Demonstrated specialized experience supporting DoD and Intelligence Community studies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the geospatial intelligence mission and its contributions to the IC.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience supporting planning, programming and budgeting, and acquisition decisions.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a business or engineering related field.


  • Graduate degree in business or engineering a related field.
  • Demonstrated specialized Government agency or military staff experience.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the functional management of GEOINT.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, and at least six years of experience working with Community Special Access Programs.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Mission Partner collectors and architecture, and future architecture plans, with a focus on electro-optical, spectral, and radar systems.


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