GEOINT Enterprise Ground Test Engineer V – Experimental Research And Development (Erd)


Top Secret SSBI SCI … Chantilly, Virginia, US … Perspecta


Chantilly, Virginia

Business Group Highlights


The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Project Description:


The Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) team is responsible for technical support of the planning and execution of enterprise and system-level verification, validation and transition activities for national assets, associated ground segments and services, and information processing systems within the enterprise.


The team supports the recommended closure of enterprise and system requirements; independent verification, validation and test in support of delivered system capabilities and mission closure, overseeing readiness events in support of enterprise, system and acquisition-level test milestones; leading and supporting project planning; assessing schedule and risk; generating  and presenting engineering briefings; and interfacing with numerous customers. This position requires an understanding of the intelligence community and customer domain, along with a strong focus on core systems engineering processes in support of end-to-end mission and services closure.




This position requires an individual to be able to support an Experimental Research and Development Program (ERD) within the GEOINT domain in support of the customers’ Verification, Validation, and Transition (VV&T) program. 

In support of the VV&T team, the candidate is required to have a strong GEOINT test engineering background and significant space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance.


The candidate may have daily interaction with the customer and supporting contractors, and will need to follow customer standards and processes as the program matures through the life cycle.  Candidate will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) and facilitate risk and action closure with Acquisition Offices and users, and support technical consultation, meeting coordination, and support to recommendation briefings.  


Activities supported may include, but are not limited to:


Evaluation of architecture, requirements, risks and opportunities, and processes for VV&T impacts.
Definition of VV&T activities and associated VV&T products (e.g., strategies, plans, Requests for Change (RFC), procedures, checklists, RVTMs, briefings, etc.) for new and modified mission and service capabilities.
Lead or support the execution of those VV&T activities (e.g. Test events, Transitions, Milestone Readiness Events)
Prepare reports describing the results, risk assessment, discrepancy reporting and lessons learned of those VV&T activities.
Risk management, tracking and closure with Acquisition Offices and stakeholders.
Facilitate technical meetings to coordinate, and support VV&T activities and milestones.
Provide technical consultation, briefings and recommendations to the customer and other stakeholders.




Required Skills:

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
Active & Current TS/SCI Security Clearance.
Demonstrated project management in leading and mentoring of Junior and Mid-level individuals on project
Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment.
Detailed knowledge of GEOINT overall space and ground architecture.
Expertise in mission technical capabilities and system performance analysis and assessment.
Experience with Mission Planning, Control or Processing functions in support of space and ground architecture.
Experience writing test strategies,  plans, procedures and checklists.
Experience executing tests, analyzing data and summarizing results. 
Experience in system integration and transition approaches to accommodate the Enterprise End-to-End of GEOINT systems.
Commitment to recognize, understand, respect and operate effectively within various SETA, FFRDC, and Government lines of authority.


Desired Skills:

Familiarity with the WFs customer and the systems supported.
Verification, Validation and Transition (VV&T) experience within the GEOINT domain for the WF customer
Technical familiarity with one or more satellite domains: GEOINT, SIGINT or COMM.
Experience with Enterprise or Segment-level VV&T from an acquisition, operations or systems engineering perspective.   
Experience with GEOINT, SIGINT, Space Ground Communications (Ground Terminals), ground systems and services, and/or mission operations.
Experience with commercial VV&T techniques in service oriented architecture (SOA) environments, or for infrastructure or application service provider environments, is also highly desirable.
Experience in mentoring or leading junior individuals in support of GEOINT ground activities.


About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds.  Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.
Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


JBPerspecta// An Equal Opportunity Employer


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