Senior Systems Engineer (Test) Apply Job ID 2018-51824 Location Reston, Virginia, United States Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselvesto respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.
Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many waysnot only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.
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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.
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
Identify and manage all test requirements across multiple segments into an end-to-end test architecture
Review and assess test metrics; and perform analysis to predict schedule and technical risk
Witness tests for hardware builds, software/firmware builds, regression testing, integration at various levels, process runs, qualification testing; and prepare written assessments/observations on testing conducted
Review and provide assessment of contractor test plans and reports
Review test plans to ensure compliance with the Project Management Directive (governing program document) requirements and overall program needs
Foster communications between the Customer project managers, development contractors, other contractors/organizations, and fellow SE/SI team members
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 test plans
Gather, summarize, and synthesize contractor data for special topics
Identify Customer-level risks and develop mitigation plans
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)
Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering field required (SE, EE, ME) or equivalent area of study or experience
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 associated management briefing packages)
Must be able to partner with other engineers as well as other support contractors
Experience required in capturing minutes and tracking action items to completion
Extensive knowledge of MS Office tools.
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