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Principal Systems Engineer

Springfield, VA · Government/Military
Intelligence Consulting Enterprise Solutions, INC. is looking for a Principal Systems Engineer

Join ICES on a contract impacting national security as a Principal Systems Engineer.  These positions are located in Springfield, 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 Systems Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assess current and future technology, and ensure the Project captures innovative tradecraft, lessons learned, and best practices.
  • Perform technical systems analysis of alternatives (AoA) and recommendations on NSG Enterprise services implementation and operations, leveraging industry best practices.
  • Provide SE&I and Analysis to implement customer vision to replace aging legacy interfaces with an Open System, Service-Oriented Architecture.
  • Provide DevOps support and expertise and drive architecture evolution to leverage advances in cloud technology and continuous delivery methodologies.
  • Analyze user needs to develop IT solutions, designing/implementing processes, new/customized capabilities/services for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency, applying principles and techniques of system management processes, engineering analysis, and IT development methodologies as appropriate.
  • Ensure sufficient product definition/spec, AoAs and business workflows and coordinate closely with developers to ensure proper implementation and V&V of specs, functionality and performance.
  • Lead or participate in technical exchange meetings (TEMs) for managing project execution and resolving enterprise issues.
  • Lead or participate the development of engineering products, such as CONOPS, architecture analyses, Requests for Change (RFCs), and transition plans.
  • Coordination with multiple Program Offices at the programmatic and technical levels.
  • Requirements gathering, backlog population, and requirements management
Developer technical coordination and guidance.
Required Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 16+  years of systems engineering, systems integration, or software development experience
  • 10+ years of related experience with NGA or its IC partners
  • 2+ years technical experience supporting NSG systems, segments, and architectures
  • 1+ years of experience in cloud technology with emphasis on distributed performance
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective customer relationships with senior level government personnel; ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps and Continuous Delivery methodologies
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of: Waterfall, Spiral and Agile development, acquisition, systems engineering, and development methods (User Story Generation, Sprint/Scrum Development, Development Back-log management, Test-Driven Development)
  • Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to solve complex problems
  • Self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communications, technical/non-technical presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with Workflow Management, Analytic Tradecraft & Methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience with Content Management and Governance
  • Experience with geospatial metadata standards
  • Experience with ESRI technologies, OGC web services
Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Advanced degree or certification in a technical field
  • Certification in Agile engineering or development methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience with Activity Based Intelligence, analytic modeling, and data analytics
  • Demonstrated experience in engineering GEOINT collection and tasking processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NSG programs to include portfolio and IC initiatives, target architectures, and legacy systems
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