Vencore Systems Engineer Technical Specialist in Chantilly, Virginia


Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


The position is supporting Vencore's NUO contract centered in the Chantilly, VA vicinity. The NUO contract is the latest in a long string of SETA contracts supporting this specific IC customer. The contract covers all aspects of SETA support including architecture, systems engineering, business processes, program control, information security and operations support. The overall customer organization provides critical communication functions within the intelligence community. The program has evolved over the past 20 years and consists of a group of smaller projects that each use a unique communications path and sets of resources. Each project is supported by a SETA team that works closely with development contractors and other government entities to develop mission systems that meet the ever growing needs for critical, secure communications. The NUO SETA team supports the program across all phases of develop, starting with capturing user requirements and transitioning all the way through deployment and operations.

The specific position responsibilities will include working with customers and other contractors across on all program areas to understand the multi-threat environment and develop mitigation strategies to help minimize or eliminate potential threat to mission success. This position will be responsible for coordinating with the NRO level threat program to ensure our customer equities are accounted for and maintained in the broader strategies. Other responsibilities might include developing requirements for future acquisitions, which would satisfy future threat mitigation capability needs. Finally, while supporting an systems engineering and acquisition program office, typical systems engineering tasks may be require, as described below and pertaining to the NRO's special communications mission.

General Systems Engineer Job Summary: Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assist in the coordination and tracking of the baseline, baseline changes (builds and PRs) through the customer organizations. Maintain analytical tools and databases. Understand and assess program artifacts that define the operational baseline. Support user integration and engagement activities in support of planning and conducting of test, exercises and new mission operations. Work across the customer organization on user outreach activities. Support the application of CMMA processes and standards. Support the development of training materials, SOPs and other operational documentation.


- Experience dealing with threats to space communication systems; possibly supporting a 'Watch Office' set up to respond to threats.

- Satellite systems knowledge (communications)

- Experience with NRO acquisition processes and space, ground or communications based systems

- System Engineering processes – full system lifecycle experience - interpretation of user requirements, allocation to segments within a system, requirements development, and documentation, risk management, verification and validation, etc.

- Excellent Problem solving ability

- Excellent communication skills

- Excellent ability to work within team structure

- BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related field (Aerospace, Electrical, Math or similar technical degree (STEM)

- TS/SCI w/CI poly

- Requires 10 to 12 years with BS or 8 to 10 years with MS or 6 to 8 years with PhD.

Desired Qualifications

- Experience related to end users and working conops development for new missions.

- Experience in developing resiliency systems, plans and conops to ensure high mission availability.

Job ID 2018-50462

# of Openings Remaining 2

Category Engineering

Residency Status U.S. Citizenship Required

Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly

Employee Type Regular

Time Type Full Time