Systems Engineer Expert
- Posted: over a month ago
- $165,000 Yearly
Systems Engineer - SFNI Geomatics Integration
TULK is a small boutique consulting firm specializing in technology and management consulting to the US Federal Government. We help Defense and National Security clients solve their toughest problems by guiding them to acquire, design, manage and develop new and improved technology systems and business practices to advance their missions. Our people enjoy a variety of tailored benefit options to meet their individual needs to include 100% employer paid health care, generous cash bonuses, flexible work schedules, access to technology, tuition reimbursement and much more.
We seek applicants who demonstrate a broad range of competency as we don’t just place “butts in seats” – we look at your overall skillset and your career interests and then line you up with an initial assignment that best fits you, while continuously evaluating opportunities to further your career.
If the position below is of interest to you, we look forward to reviewing your application.
Overall Assignment Description of the Expert Systems Engineer
Oversee maintenance of policy interfaces and relationships with Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Capability Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Intelligence Community Acquisition Model, Independent Cost Estimate Policy and Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation for a sustained global geomagnetic data collection and modeling program. They will assist in directing development of Statements of Capabilities, Analytic Issue Papers, and Capability Requirements Policy and Instructions (JCIDS documentation).
Duties of the Expert Systems Engineer
- Direct development and proposed Statements of Capabilities, Analytic Issue Papers, and Capability Requirements Policy and Instructions.
- Oversee maintenance of policy interfaces and relationships with Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Capability Integration and Development System, Intelligence Community Acquisition Model, Independent Cost Estimate Policy and Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation.
- Managing team awareness of intelligence capability gaps, potential mission or enterprise needs and intelligence capability proposals.
- Lead, plan, direct and orchestrate studies and performance modeling of proposed IC capabilities.
- Lead, plan, direct, orchestrate, assess and evaluate quality of analysis and ensure competitive and alternative analyses are conducted on topics related to capability requirements and non-material solutions.
- Lead the DoD and IC program and resource allocation process that includes developing strategic resource management plans and strategies, conducting program and systems analysis, and independently evaluate programs and resources related to both the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and Military Intelligence Program (MIP).
- Advise the DoD and DNI by providing alternative approaches for programs, requirements, and budgets to establish priority objectives, address projected threats, estimate costs, risk and tradeoffs, and identify/minimize resource constraints.
- Assist in leading teams conducting in-depth, detailed analysis and evaluation of proposed NIP/MIP investments to independently document mission and cost effectiveness levels.
- Assist in leading teams conducting in-depth analysis of NIP/MIP policies, missions, plans, and capabilities, ensuring linkage to the National Intelligence Strategy and DoD priorities.
- Assist in leading, planning, and authoring resource strategies, analytical issue papers, strategic evaluations, background papers, talking points, resource issue papers, and/or other analytical products applying extensive subject matter knowledge to support the NGA, DoD, and IC senior leadership in making informed programmatic decisions.
- Assist in leading the development and presentation of findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and IC senior management.
- Assist in leading the analysis and evaluation (on quantitative/qualitative basis) the effectiveness of current and planned NIP/MIP investments in meeting established DoD/IC goals and objectives. Evaluate and advise on organization, methods, procedures, and resources (NIP and MIP where appropriate) programs.
- Assist in leading independent analyses of capabilities and programs, presenting alternative courses of action, identifying cost and mission impacts and clarifying the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.
- Assist with direct development and proposed AoA and Oversee AoA development and execution.
- Assist with the MagQuest challenge and advise NGA on submitted solutions.
- Assist in briefing WMM to a wide range of audiences across the Federal government without training.
- Assist in building consensus on contentious issues and to foster a collaborative work environment across the USDI/ODNI, IC, Joint Staff, USG, and international partners
- Initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with IC and other DoD/ United States Government elements in order to study and identify new and innovative ways of generating and depicting needs and capability gaps that more directly capture utility.
- Apply quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques to lead teams evaluating and recommending appropriate alternatives to complex issues.
Required Skills and Experience of the Expert Systems Engineer
- Top Secret (SCI) TS/SCI Security Clearance
- 18 Years Experience
- Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program, or equivalent Expert Level work experience as a Systems Engineer.
- Knowledge of the DoD/IC and its components, missions, and interrelationships, including the ability to lead broad-based teams regarding key issues.
- Knowledge of IC and DoD collection management or needs/requirements management procedures and governing documents, as well as planning, programming, and budgeting processes.
- Expert-level knowledge of and experience with any of the following: programmatic management, strategic planning, systems analysis, evaluation techniques, or requirement and performance management.
- Experience with a government challenge similar to MagQuest. Must be eligible to work on MagQuest documentation and challenge development.
- Knowledge of the World Magnetic Model (WMM) and its impacts to global navigation.
Desired Skills and Experience of the Expert Systems Engineer
- Doctorate in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
- Expertise in the development of AoAs and the Milestone Decision Authority‘s (MDA‘s) decision process
- Expert experience in technical collection, collection system development, requirements policy development and requirements management.
- Knowledge in intelligence operations providing needs, capability gaps and capability requirements support to policy, planning, and/or operations strategy and development for a variety of disciplines (e.g. Geospatial Intelligence, geodetic /geophysical /geomagnetic data and processes, Measurements and Signatures Intelligence, and Communication Systems).
- Expert-level experience in in the identification of alternatives, threats and scenarios, effectiveness, risk, and cost.
- Expert-level experience in the development of the various AoA Products Most AoAs produce four major products: (1) A study plan which defines the background, goals, methodology, tools, schedule, etc. of the AoA, (2) A midterm progress briefing to summarize early work and future plans, (3) A final report to document the AoA in detail, and (4) A final briefing to summarize the final results of the AoA
- Expert-level experience in the Defense Acquisition System is structured to manage the nation‘s investments in technologies, programs, and product support which allows the achievement of National Security Strategy and support for the United States Armed Forces.
- Expert-level experience in the AoA DOD acquisition process.
- Expert-level experience in the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Analysis and AoAs to include the FAA, the FNA, and the FSA.
- Expert-level experience in the AoA study team selection to include organizations who typically contribute members to an AoA study team include: Operating Command (OC), Implementing Command (IC), services, other service Organizations, Non-DoD Organizations, Oversight/Advisory Organizations
- Expert-level experience in development of a well-considered study plan that establishes a roadmap of how the analysis must proceed, who is responsible for doing what, and why they are doing it. Time and effort spent on the study plan before beginning the analysis helps to ensure a high quality AoA.
- Expert-level experience in designing a study plan that is structured to aid in the development of the AoA Final Report. The study plan must be updated—it's a "living document"—throughout the AoA effort to reflect new information and changing study perceptions and direction.
- Study Plan Preparation and Review
- Preparing for Analysis
- Scoping the Analysis
- Constraints and Assumptions
- Scenarios and Threats
- Physical Environment
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