**********OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS********** The Sponsor is seeking an experienced, energetic and motivated individual to perform in the role of Systems Engineer to support one of its programs. This program helps find, develop and deliver innovative solutions that will enhance mission value and throughput via inventive data science and analytical means. This expert systems engineer must be capable of bringing together IT systems, data science, Big Data, advanced analytics, mission users, and decision makers to ensure innovative tools and processes that work are designed and adopted by the mission for maximum impact. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the development of new technical solutions that will support potentially transformational new capabilities. The systems engineers tasks could cover the entire gamut, from discovering, developing and evaluating tools, to capturing and improving processes, to modeling user interfaces, and to performing data science and visualization-type work by identifying patterns, anomalies, and regularities in the data and/or by applying advanced research skills. Ultimately, the duties could entail any aspect of finding, developing and promoting a new advanced analytic application or process that would allow analysts to derive insights from analytic questions in new ways and more easily detect and understand the drivers of change. In addition to performing innovation discovery and integration tasks, the person could be expected to design user-facing front-ends, or user experiences, which would require individual knowledge and skills in the reuse of existing platforms or conceptualization, design and development, for content and data use and visualizations. The systems engineer needs to have good problem-solving and analytical skills because they must often resolve issues quickly during ideation, development, and integration of prototypes. They must also have good interpersonal and communication skills in order to work well with team members, and to solicit ideas, requirements and feedback from users, vendors, and decision makers. They must be able to understand and explain via verbal and virtual means, complex technical topics with non-technical users. The systems engineer is also expected to perform management and product owner duties on incubation projects and short-term analytic efforts, or blitzes. Duties may include requirement development, solutions architecture and decision making, knowledge management, project scheduling and cost estimation, team facilitation, and briefing to clients. In short, Responsibilities include Mission outreach and engagement Knowledge Management Business Process Analysis Research, discover and evaluate innovative tools and capabilities for mission application Work with a wide range of clients, from analysts to decision makers Capture requirements, knowledge, and tradecraft processes Brief technical material to non-technical audiences Create new processes and tradecraft by creating and introducing new tools, techniques and processes to mission Create and design user experiences Utilize project management software to effectively manage and execute task based programs and projects. Solicit end-user needs via an iterative process, to include observing and engaging with analysts, ideating and creating wire-frames to gain feedback, learning and adapting quickly to analyst requirements Manage short-term collaborative efforts such as hack-a-thons, or blitzes Product Owner for projects and capabilities going through an incubation process Communicating with clients to understand and identify specific requirements.
1. Holds a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Systems Engineering or related technical field of study, such as Engineering Management or Mathematics.
1. Masters degree, preferably with a focus in systems engineering, computer science, computer engineering. Equivalent experience is also acceptable.
A TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.