KL: Herndon, VA

  • Expert Level Lifecycle Acquisition Manager

    Security Clearance
    Regular Full-Time
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    A Day in the Life

    Knowledge Link is seeking an Expert Level Lifecycle Acquisition Management Support Specialist to provide support that will assist in carrying out the Exploitation Services Division program management responsibilities that contribute to NGA’s mission.  The Chief Scientist will provide day-to-day technical management of the Nonconventional Exploitation Factors Data System (NEFDS) to include translating scientific requirements of users into epics, features, user stories and acceptance criteria based on an understanding of the different physical phenomenology’s being exploited.

    Time Well Spent

    • Collect and analyze ground truth data to determine the validity and accuracy of NEFDS and Radiance non-literal exploitation tools.
    • Participate in data analysis TEMs along with NRFDS and/or Radiance contractors and NGA scientists to determine the validity of laboratory collected material signatures and spectral/atmospheric models.
    • Actively participate in Agile user engagement activities, including:  Release planning events, Backlog grooming, Sprint planning meetings, Scrums, Working software demos, and Acceptance criteria sign-off.
    • Interface with NEFDS and Radiance scientists (including the Radiance Chief Scientist) to support the development of novel concepts for new non-literal exploitation capabilities inspired by the introduction of new sensors, mission partner products, and new research from NGA scientists, the IC community, and the broader scientific community.
    • Prepare documentation required during the entire product development process including pre-solicitation (requirements documents, program briefing materials, white papers on new scientific concepts for non-literal exploitation tools) solicitation (RFP documents, source selection advisor reports), execution (Task orders, task order evaluation reports, scientific white papers, briefing packages, RFC documentation).

    Qualified Candidate

    • MS degree in physics, engineering, or remote-sensing, or equivalent work experience.
    • Experience in imaging and non-literal exploitation algorithms.
    • Experience in multi-spectral imaging (including hyper-spectral and polarimetric imaging) and spectral exploitation algorithms.
    • Experience in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) processing radar exploitation algorithms.
    • Experience in developing algorithms for advanced geospatial-intelligence phenomenology’s.
    • Experience using AGITK thick-client, AEIA widgets and services, and NEFDS.
    • Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification.
    • Agile certifications (such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or SAFe Agilist certification) or equivalent experience.

    Exceptional Candidate

    • PhD in physics, engineering, or remote-sensing.
    • Detailed understanding of how the National Technical Means (NTM), commercial, and airborne imagery flows work within the NSG architecture and how the data is exchanged from one segment to another.
    • Understand the geospatial intelligence mission and its’ contributions to the IC and DoD.
    • Familiarity with NGA dissemination and storage systems, to include IDS-D, NGL, STIL, IPL, and WARP.
    • Experience with the current NGA organizational structure, acquisition policies, and Configuration Management Process


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