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Principal Functional Specialist/Advisor

Chantilly, VA · Government/Military
Join ICES on a contract impacting national security as a Principal Functional Specialist/Advisor. These positions are located in Chantilly, VA. All positions require an active/current TS/SCI security clearance with Counterintelligence Polygraph and be willing and able to pass an additional polygraph as needed.
As a Principal Functional Specialist/Advisor specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Source Analyst/Tradecraft/Collection Modeling SME, providing dedicated support to the NTM-L PMO and Source Directorate, to engineer and drive technology-to-tradecraft-to operations advancement for the new NTM-L data source
  • Tradecraft Development – Support development of Source Strategy Analyst Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) incorporating the new NTM-L data source and associated methodologies
  • Operations & Technology Implementation/Usability – Develop/enhance forward-leaning NTM-L User CONOPS, capturing Source Operations; support planning, testing, and demonstration activities
  • Provide collection modeling and automated strategy SME support to Source in order to facilitate new methodologies incorporating more automation
  • Community Outreach & Training – Cultivate awareness to the ASG/NSG introducing the community to the new NTM-L capability; develop outreach materials and messaging and support Outreach/User Engagement activities, to include serving as the Source SME during External Site Visits; develop Source training methodology and content for NSG/ASG
  • Generate new innovative use cases on an as-needed basis to provide Mission-based rationalization and trade-offs for capability enhancements or investments related to new data source/capability
  • Through needs requirement analysis, identify functional needs gaps with respect to Source tradecraft/operations, to potentially augment existing NTM-L requirements or generate new ones
  • Provide Source SME support to Product definition, releasability, and classification efforts; identify Mission Utility for new Products
  • Review NSG RFCs to assess and identify functional and operational baseline impacts
  • Lead, coordinate, and participating in NGA and Joint Enterprise Working Groups, Technical Exchange Meetings, and User Forums
  • Participate in Milestone Readiness Events (waterfall and agile) to evaluate Segment readiness and Design and satisfaction of Source-identified capabilities
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to Source operations and the integration of the new NTM-L data source
  • Conduct studies and AoAs, to identify dependencies and issues requiring corrective action or decisions to maintain mission capability cost, schedule, and performance
Required Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or equivalent experience
  • 16+ years of  Source/GEOINT Collection Analyst experience, with 10 years of recent agency-specific experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Mission Partner and NGA Source operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the TCPED cycle, with hands-on experience with Tasking, Collection, and Processing and the associated systems / segments / tools and understanding of the interdependencies on NSG capabilities
  • Ability to lead coordination efforts across the NGA/Source Directorate, NTM-L Project, Mission Partner, and NGA Segments (e.g., GIMS), to drive cross-Agency and segment integration and drive tradecraft transformation
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Good customer teaming skills; ability to collaborate in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
 Desirable Qualifications: 
  • MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical disciplineIT credentials and certifications (e.g., DAWIA, PMP, INCOSE, ITIL, CISSP and SAFe Agile)
  • Working knowledge of the sensor integration lifecycle phases (e.g., Mission Demonstration Utility Assessment)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical forums
  • Experience with Agile engineering and development methods (user story generation, sprint/scrum development, backlog management, and test-drive development)
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