KL: Herndon, VA

Senior/Total Lifecycle Acquisition Management Support (Active TS/SCI with Polygraph)

Security Clearance
TS/SCI with Polygraph
Regular Full-Time

A Day in the Life



Time Well Spent

Overall Assignment Description:

  • Provide senior-level oversight and management of Enterprise Search (ES)/ GEOINT Search and Retrieval (GSR) Agile design and development efforts
  • Provide overall system development and operational engineering support to the ES and GSR program office
  • Coordinate and accomplish ES/GSR system oriented tasks relating to engineering, security, testing, integration, transition, deployment, operations and sustainment
  • Support testing activities to include review of requirements, test plans and test procedures; then participate in program, project and customer test events
  • Support any engineering review boards to track discrepancies found in applications and systems; and then ensure timely corrections are made
  • Coordinate, participate and make recommendations in system engineering and technical exchange meetings between program contractors and enterprise elements to ensure quick resolution of architectural, design, system interoperability and policy issues
  • Work on complex problems with development teams in the execution of solutions to those problems using rapid prototyping, Agile development, or similar methodologies
  • Work with ES/GSR PMO to define their requirements at the feature level; and provide the PMO demonstration of capabilities for feedback and adjustments to development direction
  • Provide support for the Systems Engineering (SE) Process – maintain, update, and refine the requisite SE process and artifacts
  • Understand PMO requirements and provide engineering and analysis support for the development team

Coordination, Meetings and Program Management Support:

  • Coordinate, participate and make recommendations in enterprise ES/GSR transition/sunset activities; including strategic planning, technical reviews, customer site surveys, and informational briefings
  • Coordinate, participate and make recommendations to the PMO in Agile development events including release planning, design reviews, sprint demos, test readiness reviews
  • Coordinate between contractor, NGA and customer security organizations to facilitate security certification and accreditation activities for security reviews, package submittal, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) formulation/updates, and Software Approval Process (SWAP) form submissions
  • Represent PMO in planning and technical exchanges between Prime Contractor, segments, projects and customers
  • Participate in daily Scrum meetings

Qualified Candidate


  • Demonstrated experience (10+ years) leading an Agile, fast-paced engineering team with rapid software delivery techniques
  • Demonstrated experience using scrum Agile methodology to include: generating user stories, release planning, and test driven development
  • Demonstrated experience defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and grooming a large requirements backlog
  • Experience using tools to assist requirements management, such as: JIRA, Redmine, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in development, testing, integration and deployment of an IT system similar to ES or GSR
  • Demonstrated understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Agile Development concepts



Exceptional Candidate


  • Understand the geospatial intelligence mission and its contributions to the IC
  • Knowledge of security accreditation and certification processes
  • Familiarity with GEOINT data discovery and retrieval tools; and connected data content providers
  • Experience with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) enterprise systems
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools
  • Experience as a scrum master overseeing efforts of more than one design team


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