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Space Protection and Ground Test Engineer Lead

Chantilly, VA 20151
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Intelligence

The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Responsibilities

The Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) team is responsible for technical support of the planning and execution of enterprise and system-level verification, validation and transition activities for national assets, associated ground segments and services, and information processing systems within the enterprise. The team supports the recommended closure of enterprise and system requirements; independent verification, validation and test in support of delivered system capabilities and mission closure, overseeing readiness events in support of enterprise, system and acquisition-level test milestones; leading and supporting project planning; assessing schedule and risk; generating and presenting engineering briefings; and interfacing with numerous customers. This position requires an understanding of the intelligence community and customer domain, along with a strong focus on core systems engineering processes in support of end-to-end mission and services closure.

In support of the Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) team, you are required to have a strong Space Protecting and Ground test engineering background and significant space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance. You will have daily interaction with the customer and supporting contractors and must follow customer standards and processes while providing continuous improvements and innovations. You will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs), and support a wide variety of activities...

Activities supported include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of architecture, requirements, risks and opportunities, and processes for VV&T impacts;
  • Definition of VV&T activities and associated VV&T products (e.g., strategies, plans, Requests for Change (RFC), procedures, checklists, RVTMs, briefings, etc.) for new and modified mission and service capabilities.
  • Lead or support the execution of those VV&T activities (e.g. Test events, Transitions, Milestone Readiness Events).
  • Prepare reports describing the results, risk assessment, discrepancy reporting and lessons learned of those VV&T activities.
  • Risk management, tracking and closure with Acquisition Offices and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate technical meetings to coordinate, and support VV&T activities and milestones.
  • Provide technical consultation, briefings and recommendations to the customer and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to evaluate requirements, architect test plans, develop accurate system verification trace matrices to demonstrate end-to-end closure of System through out the life-cycle of an enterprise test campaign
  • Lead and manage all cycles as a project lead providing direct support and awareness to the overall VV&T Engineering LeadIncludes the ability to provide FTE estimates on projects either to the domain lead or VV&T Engineering Lead


Qualifications

  • Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance and be willing to sit for a Polygraph.
  • Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of Space Protection Systems with an overall understanding of space and ground architectures.
  • Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) experience within overall customer domain.
  • Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment.
  • Expertise in mission technical capabilities and system performance analysis and assessment.
  • Experience with Mission Planning, Control or Processing functions in support of space and ground architecture.
  • Experience writing test strategies, plans, procedures and checklists.
  • Experience executing tests, analyzing data and summarizing results.
  • Experience in system integration and transition approaches to accommodate the End to End Satellite Systems lifecycle.
  • Commitment to recognize, understand, respect and operate effectively within various SETA, FFRDC, and Government lines of authority.

Strongly Desired:

  • Technical familiarity with one or more satellite domains: GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM.
  • Experience with VV&T from an acquisition, operations or systems engineering perspective.
  • Experience with Satellite Systems VV&T activities.
  • Experience with GEOINT, SIGINT, Space Ground Communications (Ground Terminals), ground systems and services, and/or mission operations.

*Due to workplace precautions/restrictions in light of COVID-19, employees may be required to work shift work. Schedules will return to core hours, Monday-Friday, once precautions/restrictions are removed.


About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Industry

  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-10-20 Expires: 2020-11-19

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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