Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success.

Basic Qualifications:

Twenty (20) years experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Demonstrated
experience in planning and leading Systems Engineering efforts is required. Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer
Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or
university is required. Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


-Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial
Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents
-Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with
the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture
(SOA), etc
- Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual
hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
-Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews,
and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination
-Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and
operational considerations
-Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities
Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents
-Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout
the life cycle
- Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components
-Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and
implied as essential to system effectiveness
- Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system
component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable
- Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions
- Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements,
designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers
-Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against
their requirements in a written plan
-Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis
-Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability);
Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security
Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key
management, etc.)

-Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master
plan (IMP)
-Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of
complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems
requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and
performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis
- Implement comprehensive SOA solutions
- Implement operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF
- Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the
environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs
-Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and
are accurate, comprehensive, and complete
-Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability,
Survivability, Produceability, etc.)
- Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete
coverage of all interfaces
- Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository
- Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions
-Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to
commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and
settle open actions
-Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in
accordance with an approved risk management plan
-Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are
imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance
- In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life
cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements
- Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification
and Accreditation (C&A) processes)
- Support the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial
Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy)
- Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components of complex
hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems
requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and
performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis
- Develop comprehensive SOA solutions
- Develop operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF
-Conduct and/or approve end-to-end system trade analyses to optimize system operations over its life-cycle through the proper
balance of non-functional system performance areas
- Improve standard integration strategies based upon rationale for previous decisions that resulted in improved integration
- Fully define interfaces in terms of origination, destination, stimulus, and data characteristics for software; and electrical and
mechanical characteristics for hardware
- Use validated models, simulations, and prototyping to mitigate risk and reduce cost of system development
- Develop alternative courses of action, workarounds, and fall-back positions with a recommended course of action for each risk,
and monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones. Monitors risks using earned value management (EVM) data
- Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system
development of interest. Apply and enforce use of suitable standards to ensure consistency and interoperability of developer
hardware and software
-Ensure effective, periodic review and control of the evolving configuration of a system, both hardware and software components
and associated documentation, during the life of the system
- Serve as a member of the CCB
-As a participant within an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) effort, recommend a preferred solution based on selection criteria
adjusted for reasonableness and validity of assumptions, technology limitations, environmental impact, and life-cycle costs
- Develop system design alternatives that consider life cycle cost, reuse, complexity, risk, system expansion, and growth

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with ELINT and Tech SIGINT

Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,000 employees across the U.S.

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:

Integrity • We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success • We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus • We invest in our employees’ professional development and training, respecting individuality and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Innovation • We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution • We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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