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Systems and Software Acquisition Engineer

Job ID: 2117895
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
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: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities. 

NSS has an opening for a Program Management Office (PMO) Systems and Software Acquisition Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services for agile software systems acquisition to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

The Systems and Software Acquisition Engineer provides support to the PMO in execution of mission critical systems for an exciting new Mission Area for Space Domain Awareness (SDA).  Tasking and priorities include oversight, management, review, analysis and reporting to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of solutions, products, systems, and programs.

The Systems and Software Acquisition Engineer is part of a team of high-performing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) whose support will focus on executing a new multi-phase competitive acquisition strategy, to create a common mission framework that will use hosted applications in a cloud environment and produce new capabilities in support of Space Surveillance functions.

The Systems and Software Acquisition Engineer is responsible for the following:

  • Providing System and Software acquisition and SEIT subject matter expertise, to include daily program execution via oversight of existing hardware and software systems and Dev/Ops Cloud acquisition and initiating new contract actions.
  • Providing support to planning, organizing and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and deployment of systems and equipment in a cloud environment.
  • Supporting evaluation of new systems to determine overall design solution meets or exceeds all requirements as defined for technical design, development, integration, test, and operational demonstration.
  • Support evaluation of Contractor design, develop, test, and deployment of a prototype to provide application orchestration services, integrated data layer, workflow services, application monitoring services, and enabling infrastructure services, including security services to support multi-level security application hosting and data storage and retrieval.
  • Provide support in development of pre and post award documentation activities including request for development of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Statements of Work(SOW), Engineering Change Proposal (ECP), and Performance Work Statement (PWS)
  • Provide support to various program activities including meeting attendance, contractor performance tracking, analysis and reporting, milestone planning and reviews, schedule analysis, briefing preparation, staff coordination, acquisition risk management, and decision document preparation.  Review Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) documentation for compliance, execution, and Contractor’s satisfaction of requirements.
  • Observe, monitor, evaluate, and report Contractor’s performance in executing software development and managing subcontractors against tasks to provide new mission framework with hosted application and a Prototype Demonstration that provides the Government with sufficient evidence of technical feasibility for the Contractor’s executed solution in a DevOps Cloud environment on a schedule and within cost.
  • Support Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and steps to obtain Interim Authority to Test (IATT) of the developed mission Framework, services, and applications to support a live demonstration on a Cloud environment.    

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph and 5-10 years of SETA experience in related disciplines of Acquisition Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, DevOps Cloud Engineering, and Systems Security Engineering
  • Bachelor degree in a related technical field or commensurate domain experience.
  • Experience with large acquisition systems engineering methods and processes.
  • Experience working in Agile, SAFe, and Scrum environments.
  • Experience with programs requiring enhanced security measures and IT Systems Security, Risk Management and Certification and Accreditation including technical documentation for ICD 503.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience transitioning Experimental Research Demonstration (ERD) into Major System Acquisition (MSA).
  • Experience with Reserve and multi-SAP/CAP programs.
  • Certified Project or Program Management Professional
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Product Owner
  • Ability to support DevOps/Agile best practices including:
    • Support Agile test and DevOps verification strategies and integration of initiatives in support of mission capabilities
    • Coordinating CONOPs and architecture products
    • Assist with translating requirements into Epics / Features
    • Assessing system schedule and risks
    • Assist with Readiness and Release planning events in support of system and acquisition-level milestones
  • Experience using Agile and DevOps Atlassian tool suite, i.e. Confluence and JIRA


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Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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