Systems Architect

Novel Applications of Vital Information - Dulles, VA (30+ days ago)


Clearance: Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility (SSBI within the last 5 years)

ID: NA052018 – 24 Ray

Time Type: Full-Time

Relocation Fees: No

Company Overview:
Novel Applications of Vital Information Inc. (Novel Applications) is a premier technology services company that provides solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Management, Systems Integration. Novel Applications is a business that combines experience, creativity, flexibility, pragmatism, and cost-effective solutions in order to deliver measurable business value to our clients.

Headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, Novel Applications employs engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Novel Applications is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Job Description:
NAOVI is seeking a Systems Engineer to support the development of system capabilities from the identification of requirements through the deployment of capabilities through the requirements definition, designs, and develops system-oriented products and prepares related installation, testing, operation, and maintenance specifications and instructions.Defines and analyzes architecture to establish operating conditions, conducts tests, define and analyze engineering proposals and related technical data to determine feasibility of developing new capabilities and/or modifying existing capabilities. The Systems Engineer is cognizant of Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and practices, Change Management practices, and collaborates with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Project Teams, and Government entities. We are also looking for AWS/TAXII experience with DHS.

Responsibilities also include:
Analyze user requirements, CONOPS and high-level system architectures to derive, develop and decompose system-level specifications.
Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the system is compatible with defined architecture, and meets customer needs.
Conduct trade studies, to determine possible system (hardware, software, architecture) improvements.
Plan and/or support enhancement projects and large system upgrades through requirements definition, implementation, development, operations, performance, testing, cost and schedule, training and support, and/or system disposal.
Develop technical documentation, including CONOPS, user guides, test plans, and other CDRL items.
Perform deployment services, including site surveys and site installation and test.
Perform individually and as part of a team.
Provide input to hardware (COTS/GOTS/capacity/etc.) recommendations, including support for Technology Insertion in Government Technical Reference Model (TRM).
Active participation in Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and program Engineering Review Boards (ERBs).

Required Qualifications:
Experience and/or familiarity with software and system lifecycle methodologies, (e.g ISO, CMMI, ITIL).
Experience and/or familiarity with MS Office, including Word, Excel, Project required.
Experience with Agile development methodology.
Experience with requirements management tools
Experience with automated testing tools (e.g., RSpec, Cucumber, etc.)
Project Management experience required.
Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), compliant with ANSI/EIA Standard 748-B required.
Agile development methodology experience required.

Additional skills:
Manage multiple projects of variable size.
Provide technical direction for development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of components of system.
Perform requirement elicitation, analysis and functional allocation.
Conduct systems requirement reviews.
Develop CONOPS, interface standards, system architectures.
Perform technical and non-technical assessment and management.
Perform end-to-end flow analysis.
Implements operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable standards (e.g., DODAF, FEAF).
Define, plan and manage work packages (WP).Includes defining task, WP duration, WP sequencing, critical path analysis, resource assignment, and input to the Integrated master Schedule (IMS).
Provide status to program management and input to customer status reports.
Establish common processes across tasks, including configuration management (CM), risk management, quality assurance (QA), etc.
Provide internal and external customers with technical design support to system acquisition specification, design, proof-of-concept prototyping, development and evaluation of management information and decision support systems.
Interface directly with customer.
Perform team lead functions.

Required Education:
Ten (10) or more years of systems engineering experience required.
[A Master’s degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience.A PhD may substitute for four (4) years of experience.].
Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline is required.

DoD 8570.1IAT Level I or equivalent certification required.
Agile software development methodology certification (e.g. SCRUM Master) desired.
Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification desired .
Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desired.