Perspecta Systems Integration & Testing Engineer in Springfield, Virginia
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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, the candidate is required to have a strong GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM test engineering background and significant space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance. The candidate may have daily interaction with the customer and supporting contractors, and will need to follow customer standards and processes as the program matures through the life cycle. Candidate will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) and facilitate risk and action closure with Acquisition Offices and users, and support technical consultation, meeting coordination, and support to recommendation briefings.
Activities supported may 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
Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD
Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) experience within overall customer domain
Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment
Detailed knowledge of GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM systems and overall space and ground architecture
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 and plans, executing tests, analyzing data and summarizing results
Experience in system integration and transition approaches to accommodate the End to End GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM lifecycle
Commitment to recognize, understand, respect and operate effectively within various SETA, FFRDC, and Government lines of authority
Must have an active TS/SCI, the ability to pass a poly, and be able to successfully crossover with the supported client.
Strongly Desired Skills:
Familiarity with the WFs customer
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, communications (Ground Terminals), ground systems and services, and/or mission operations
Experience with commercial VV&T techniques in service oriented architecture (SOA) environments, or for infrastructure or application service provider environments, is also highly desirable
Ability to mentor and lead Junior individuals in the GEOINT, SIGINT, or COMM domains for Satellite Systems
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Req # 2019-53892
# of Openings 1
Job Location US-Chantilly-VA
Additional Locations US-VA-Springfield
Clearance Top Secret/SCI
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