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Systems Engineering Manager - Sensor Projects

Springfield, VA 22150
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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.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perspecta, Inc. is prime contractor for the NEE program which is a SE&I services contract which include: project engineering, architecture engineering, requirements engineering and interface definition, schedule planning and analysis, security engineering, systems/segments development product ownership, systems integration/test & verification, enterprise risk and readiness management, transition to operations, and operational validation and capability and product improvements.

Due to growing demand of services, the program requires an additional SE&I Manager to lead a Perspecta Sensor SE&I Team. The SE&I Manager provides functional management of the Perspecta personnel, including, career planning and development, performance assessment, merit planning, staff recognition, disciplinary actions, and career and technical counseling for the functional team. The SE Manager provides key support to the Program Management Office by reviewing and editing Position Descriptions (PD) for staffing needs, creating and maintaining staffing plans, and driving the recruitment process of qualified candidates for open positions.

Each SE&I Manager has a technical contributor position on one of the Sensor SE&I Project Teams, that requires 90% of their time. Completion of functional management responsibilities varies, but averages the remaining 10% of their time.

Strong understanding of systems engineering & integration (SE&I) programs is essential. The role requires the ability to work in a multi-government, multi-contractor, dynamic environment with a geographically diverse team. The preferred candidate must possess exceptional organizational and communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and be a proven self-starter.


Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate will fill a funded (TS/SCI billet) position on the Program
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly and SSBI current within 5 years
  • BS in STEM degree
  • 15 years proven IT SE&I process/large-scale SLC applied tech professional experience
  • Demonstrated program/project team / personnel leadership experience and expertise
  • Demonstrated technical portfolio/project engineering leadership experience and expertise
  • Self-starter able to efficiently manage multiple tasks, adjust to changing priorities, deliver on time
  • Strong customer service and teaming skills; ability to collaborate in multi-discipline cross-functional team
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently (self-managing) and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, client relationship management, load-balancing skill
  • Strong oral, written communications, presentation skills to government/contractor leaders
  • Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative technical solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, & perform AoAs
  • Experience troubleshooting & problem-solving tech & non-tech issues, driving to closure
  • Demonstrated ability/experience identifying/solving problems reviewing related info to develop/evaluate options & implement solutions with minimal supervision &/or direction
  • Able to work with customer to resolve tech/programmatic issues & make adjustment A/R

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in STEM degree (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline)
  • Relevant certifications within one or more of the following disciplines; EA/SA (Architect), SE&I (INCOSE), IT (ITIL), Security (CISSP), Agile (Agilist, CSM), PM (PMI; DAWIA) certs; SAFe SME and practical hands-on experience
  • Remote sensing TPED SE&I experience (e.g., working with Mission Partner /NGA TCPED systems/GEOINT/Commercial Remote Sensing TPED and GIS systems)
  • National/Tactical level GEOINT system & mission engineering & integration experience
  • Working knowledge of NGA MSA/SIA/Experimental Sensor systems acquisition, governance, baseline control, change management/CM, & discrepancy tracking processes
  • Working knowledge of NSG/ASG Enterprise organizations, Integrated Program Offices (IPO), leadership, architecture, standards, programs, systems, initiatives, pilots/prototypes
  • Experience in GEOINT business methods and mission tradecraft, system activity and data modeling and analysis, info flow/transaction process analysis, risk management, readiness assessment, performance measurement techniques
  • Experience in commercial/defense industry IT Systems, including product workflows, information operations and assurance, content architectures, data standards, virtual cloud services oriented architectures, industry best practices
  • Experience with SAFe model-based/Lean Startup/agile software SE&I
  • Experience integrating tradition/non-traditional/emerging GEOINT sources (OPIR, IR, E-O, SAR, MSI, HSI, LIDAR, PS-ISR, MI (FMV, MTI, WAMI) into NSG enterprise
  • Knowledgeable of NGA/IC/DoD missions as-is/future vision and experienced in customer mission capabilities & services needs assessment and solutions implementation, user persona templates, developing, implementing SLAs, meeting quality standards, leveraging commercial state of the art techniques for customer needs/satisfaction analysis

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).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-10-18 Expires: 2020-11-17

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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