Engility Senior Systems Engineer - SETA Ground Systems in Chantilly, Virginia

About Engility:

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


TASC, an Engility Company, is seeking a technical lead for our

Ground Software Acquisition SETA supportposition.

This position provides management, leadership and oversight within a highly diversified team that support Ground Intelligence acquisitions providing cutting-edge capabilities to the intelligence community.


Position is to function as SETA support (technical consulting and advisory services) for a Ground System Program Office. Functions will include providing day-to-day collaboration with development contractors, other Government program office personnel and Government Customers on systems engineering and acquisition functions in the domain area of SIGINT collection and mission management.

Key functions include:

  • Interface directly with development Prime Contractors in the role of oversight, monitoring of software development and integration activities and ensuring alignment with Government requirements and objectives

  • Retain cognizance of wide variety of SIGINT mission projects including, technical baseline, project schedules, dependencies, risks and cost

  • Advise Senior and Mid-Level managers on architectural decisions to include investment strategies, acquisition portfolio priorities, risk assessment of project execution

  • Conduct Strategic planning for both mission architecture needs (technical trade studies, definition of future architecture planning, software service recommendations etc.) and programmatic (Program Budget Guidance, cost estimation, generation of acquisition schedules)

  • Accomplish performance assessment and provide estimates of cost, schedule and risk impacts to existing Ground architecture implementations

  • Provide technical and cost assessment of vendor proposals, review technical reports, design artifacts and program plans

Required Qualifications:

Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with ability to successfully obtain a polygraph

  • BS in Engineering, Math, Computer Science or related technical discipline

  • Experience in acquisition of IC / DoD systems; knowledge of acquisition roles, processes and/or experience in IC / DoD Project or Program Management

  • Domain knowledge in Ground Software, Space Development Programs or Mission Operations programs

  • Self-starter with ability to execute job based on limited guidance/information

  • Ability to distill complex problems into digestible structures/formats

  • Strong problem solving skills - Creative thinking; formulation of ideas/strategies to react to a variety of existing and emerging acquisition complexities and Customer Priorities

  • Flexibility and Time Management - Ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment with constantly shifting priorities and needs

  • Effective Communicator - convey information to multiple audiences across all levels of Customer and Corporate management


Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Working knowledge of the operations of SIGINT and associated scheduling, tasking and/or mission management functions

  • Demonstrable understanding of planning, scheduling and mission management technologies

  • Experience working within or closely with Acquisition Offices; SETA and/or SE&I experience