Vencore Systems Engineer Technical Specialist in Reston, 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


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. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.

Specific Job Description:

Position Requirements:

  • Represent Customer on-site and at development contractor facilities – focusing on technical and programmatic aspects of the project
  • Provide early insight into progress and issues, and communicate the ‘ground truth’ to Customer project managers as needed
  • Develop end-to-end systems architectures to include networks, facilities, and communications systems
  • Translate operational requirements into system and segment architectures and associated requirements
  • Foster communications between the Customer project managers, development contractors, other contractors/organizations, and fellow SE/SI team members
  • Understand and help develop Customer-level programmatic approaches and planning
  • Understand and help develop Customer-level requirements, integration and test plans/approaches (be an active part in Customer-level systems engineering)
  • Understand development contractor/implementing contractor approaches to requirements
  • Review CDRLs and project documentation for completeness, accuracy, and technical soundness
  • Review requirements traces/flows to include the flow of Customer requirements into Contractor-specific implementation details
  • Gather, summarize, and synthesize contractor data for special topics
  • Identify Customer-level risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Track project risks and assess contractor mitigations in order to monitor progress, schedule impacts, and closure
  • Evaluate technical proposals and hours proposed for WBS elements
  • Review and provide comments on monthly technical review packages
  • Oversee Discrepancy report closure efforts and provide recommendations to the Customer on readiness for DR closure
  • Position requires periodic travel around NVA and to development contractors (primarily East coast)

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering field required (SE, EE, ME)
  • Experience across the entire engineering lifecycle with focus on incremental developments to support specific field needs
  • Ability to assimilate data, understand problems, and succinctly report status and recommendations to the Customer
  • Ability to coordinate across engineering disciplines (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, development contractors, and FFRDCs
  • Familiar with and experienced in the Customer’s classified mission responsibilities
  • Project management skills and experience, to include cost/schedule/risk planning
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven record of building positive relationships with Customers at all levels
  • Experience in writing technical requirements, defining interfaces, writing technical analysis, and writing statements of work (and associated management briefing packages)
  • Must be able to partner with other engineers as well as other support contractors across the Customer organization
  • Experience required in capturing minutes and tracking action items to completion
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office tools.
  • TS/SCI w/poly and current BI (< 5 years) – this is a hard requirement

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

Job ID 2018-49646

# of Openings Remaining 1

Category Engineering

Residency Status U.S. Citizenship Required

Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly

Employee Type Regular

Time Type Full Time