Fuse Engineering

  • System Engineer- Senior (T)

    Job Locations US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    • Assess current targeting distribution and site group management processes and related rule sets, define technical and process improvements to achieve increased mission efficiency, system performance, data quality and integrity, secure sharing, data minimization and legal compliance
    • Perform reviews of current site configurations and targeting rules; identify risks and conflicts with legal authorities, and recommend resolution
    • Assess current data fields, data models and interfaces, and define new and improved data fields, data models and interfaces for mission systems and data repositories
    • Assess, document, and define new or improved decision logic, rule sets applied to mission data, systems and repositories, and specific data fields
    • Assess and define reliability and other performance measures for decision logic, rule sets and data fields
    • Evaluate reliability of decision logic and rule sets, as well as manually entered data for critical fields and develop recommendations for deficiency mitigations
    • Define and implement targeting technical requirements, configurations and processing rules to establish and improve correct and appropriate data access in legacy and modernized architectures
    • Test and integrate targeting rules and decision logic with targeting system architectures at various stages of implementation, verifying correctness at multiple development and deployment gates
    • Assess and define technical and procedural requirements to accomplish correct and accurate distribution of targeting information with internal and external partners; and provide input to policies and governance related to data acquisition and sharing based on the defined technical and procedural requirements
    • Define, author and maintain technical documents in support of targeting tradecraft, policy and governance, such as Standard Operating Procedures, User Guides, Mission Processes, USSIDs, and other documents; using Microsoft Word, Visio, SharePoint, Excel and PowerPoint


    This is an extremely detail oriented position. The best candidate is one who enjoys and excels at tasks requiring extended focus on understanding, researching, verifying extremely complex details.


    No travel is anticipated in the performance of this task.


    A TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.


      • Experience with targeting related mission systems
      • Strong understanding of targeting and the SIGINT lifecycle
      • Understanding and experience working with NSA legal authorities, collection management policies, and SIGINT data classifications, and how these impact legal compliance, oversight and secure data sharing
      • Experience testing and integrating software components and systems, with emphasis testing and integrating systems configurations, data exchanges and interfaces
      • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with and writing scripts, in one or more of the following languages: SQL, C-Shell, Bash, Perl, Python, Javascript
      • Experience in defining and modeling business processes and workflows and identifying mechanisms and approaches for process improvement and/or automation
      • Experience in developing capability level, functional and interface requirements
      • Experience managing and updating data bases and data base tables
      • Experience and strong user level competence in the use of Microsoft Visio, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
      • Demonstrated experience and success in working on very detail oriented technical tasks


      In addition to the minimum required capabilities and qualifications specified in the SOW for the selected labor category, the following special technical skills are also PREFERRED but not required:


      • Understanding of or experience working with extended IC and/or foreign partners on mission related activities
      • Understanding of or experience working with Cyber mission
      • At least one year of experience in using and solid working knowledge of UTT system
      • Experience in defining or working with business rules, decision logic or similar types of configuration information for IT or Management Information Systems
      • Working knowledge or experience with Atlassian suite products (especially Confluence and Jira)
      • Familiarity with Agency Policies and Directives as they apply to IT infrastructure and applications


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