Systems Engineer

Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Systems Engineersapply a structured approach to design and implementation of systemsand processes. They capture and translate mission and customerrequirements in order to transform them into capabilities, testing,and validation of services. Systems Engineers analyze and allocaterequirements to systems architecture components and oversee thedevelopment, testing, and validation of systems and services. Theyalso coordinate the integration of systems and services intoenterprise architecture and oversee deployment. Additional JobInformation ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Support for the EnterpriseRelease Management Team in the Foundational Engineering Division.Coordination with Integrated Program Offices (IPOs) for definitionof capabilities in accordance with approved requirements,architecture, and standards, with development of Solution andProgram Epics. Includes analysis for Minimal Viable Productdefinition and creation of Development Roadmap and initial schedulecoordination for integrated capabilities. This position may beeligible for an INCENTIVE: The selected candidates may be offeredan incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budgetavailability. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate mustsign a service agreement depending on the approved amount orduration of the incentive. If the employee leaves before the end ofthe service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a prorata share amount of the incentive to the government. AdditionalApplication Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or moreassessments in addition to the application you submit on thiswebsite as part of your application to NGA. These assessments mayinclude but are not limited to: * Online questionnaires orassessments that require you to describe your job-relatedknowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that arealigned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this jobposting. The information you provide in the application you submitmust support the response you provide to this questionnaire. Youwill receive an email to describe any additional assessmentsrequired. Please monitor your emails and complete any requiredassessments as soon as possible. Mandatory Qualifications MANDATORYQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants mustmeet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory QualificationCriteria to include education (if required). Online applicationsmust demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples andassociated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatorycriteria specified in this vacancy announcement: * Demonstratedexperience in Systems Engineering and/or related technicaldisciplines, with demonstrated expertise in systems developmentmethodologies. * Demonstrated experience in IT project or programmanagement or support, to include capability definition anddevelopment planning responsibility. * Demonstrated experience inenterprise or program level work decomposition or orchestration forwaterfall, spiral, or agile development paradigm. * Knowledge ofAgile and cadence-based development methodologies. EDUCATIONREQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher from anaccredited college or university in Computer Science, ComputerEngineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, InformationScience, Information Systems Management, Information Technology,Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, TechnologyManagement, System Engineering, or a degree that provided a minimumof 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified aboveand required the development or adaptation of applications,systems, or networks. -OR- B. Combination of Education andExperience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours ofcoursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience inInformation Technology, systems planning, research, development,engineering, or a related area that demonstrates the ability tosuccessfully perform the duties associated with this work. As arule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework isequivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show thattheir combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR-C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in InformationTechnology, systems planning, research, development, engineering,or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfullyperform the duties associated with this work. -AND-LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: DAWIA certification may be required forthis position; see Position License and Certification Requirementsbelow for additional details. New Acquisition Workforce members orcurrent members transitioning to a new acquisition career field orhigher skill level have 24 months to achieve certification. -AND-Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience demonstrating each ofthe four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, OralCommunication, and Problem Solving. Highly Desired QualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatoryqualifications, experience in the following is desired: *Experience with JIRA, Tableau, Confluence and associated interfacesfor capability definition, orchestration and visualization. *Experience with multi-disciplinary engineering coordination:requirements, architecture, schedule, and integration activity. *Knowledge of NGA and mission partner program activities in supportof sensor and GEOINT mission. * Current TS/SCI security clearance.Additional Job Requirements You must be able to obtain and retain aTop Secret security clearance with access to SensitiveCompartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to aCounterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintainaccess to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to aperiodic examination on a random basis in order to determinecontinued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may resultin denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/orunescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access and who areunder NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security FinancialDisclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determinecontinued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impactcontinued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems,SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Pay, Benefits, & WorkSchedule PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allowapplicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications forNGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements.NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, andassess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession ofthe knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary forsuccessful job performance in the NGA occupational structure. Band04 $92,568 – $157,709 PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses areauthorized. Pay is only part of the compensation you will earnworking for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array ofbenefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet theneeds of you and your family. For more information on the array ofbenefits programs, please visit CoverLetter Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. Theentire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided inthe Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding thislimit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended butis not required for employment consideration with the NationalGeospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place theirnarrative information in the Cover Letter / Other ProfessionalDetails field. Who may apply External Applicants Only How to applyApplication submission involves applying using the IntelligenceCommunity’s Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLYELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. How will I be evaluated? APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for thisjob opportunity in three stages: * All applicants will be evaluatedusing the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, * Qualified applicantswill then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using acombination of qualification criteria to determine thebest-qualified candidates, * Best-qualified applicants may then befurther evaluated through an interview process. Military retireeapplicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointmentrestrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additionalinformation if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefullyreview the Assignment Description, Additional Information ProvidedBy the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; andthen construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant andsignificant experience and education for this job opportunity. Thisdescription should include examples that detail the level andcomplexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged toprovide any education information referenced in the announcement.If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degreesobtained from an institution accredited by an accreditingorganization recognized by the Secretary, US Department ofEducation will be accepted. In accordance with section 9902(h) oftitle 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in theDepartment of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary uponappointment. They shall not be eligible for retirementcontributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or asupplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period.Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired undersection 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code)appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject toretirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (SeeDoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at All candidates will beconsidered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGAprovides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application and hiring process,please notify us at The decision on grantingreasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.Conditions of Employment As a condition of employment at NGA,persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness foremployment standards. * U.S. Citizenship Required * SecurityClearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) *Polygraph Test Required * Position Subject to Drug Testing * TwoYear Probationary Period * Direct Deposit Required DCIPS DisclaimerNGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense CivilianIntelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employeesare assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scopeof work performed. The employee’s base salary is established withintheir assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. Aperformance pay process is conducted each year to determine apotential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee’sannual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performancepay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are noteligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. Thisposition is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans’Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided inDoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment andPlacement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans’preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you mustself-identify your eligibility in your application. Ripple Media



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