R&D Architect Support Engineer/Systems Engineer

Location: VA - Chantilly
Req #: 5348

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


KBR is seeking a R&D Architect Support Engineer/Systems Engineer. This position will serve as a technical member of a dynamic systems engineering team supporting the NRO Ground Directorate (GED)/Advanced Ground Group (AGG) organization.  The candidate will support the Applied Research & Development (R&D) acquisition, integration and test initiatives with a specific focus area.   Specifically, the candidate will support pathfinding and transition of applications and mission capabilities to the operations environment for Multi-Intelligence hard intelligence problems. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Day-to-Day collaboration with the Government Customer, FFRDC teams, SETA and GED development contractors as well as External Agency mission partners
  • Provide oversight, monitor development and integration activities and ensure alignment of priorities and resources consistent with US Government requirements and objectives
  • Analyze a wide variety of mission thread projects for impact on the existing and planned system architecture
  • Assist in ensuring decisions about AGG R&E Systems are consistent with an open-architecture construct
  • Advise Senior and mid-level US Government managers on acquisition decisions regarding a portfolio of AGG projects
  • Support technical consultation, meeting coordination, and prepare and present architecture and acquisition recommendation briefings
  • Establish and maintain the System View-1 (SV-1) Systems Interface Description document baseline linking together the operational and systems architecture
  • This position requires an understanding of the intelligence community and customer domain, along with a strong focus on core systems engineering processes in support of end-to-end mission and services closure

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in engineering, physics or related technical degree or relevant experience
  • Experience in space/ground aerospace systems engineering
  • Knowledge of system architectures, architecture evolution and interface definition
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NRO with special emphasis on Ground Systems
  • At least 35 years’ experience with space/ground testing and systems engineering, systems integration, Verification, Validation and Transition (IVV&T) activities
  • Experience supporting agile software development and verification strategies and integration of new systems and initiatives in support of expanded mission capabilities
  • Experience with test strategies and plans, executing tests, analyzing data and summarizing results

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with architecting in an agile software development paradigm
  • Demonstrated understanding of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Ability to perform architecture analysis, trades, and system integration closure activities
  • Experience within an acquisition office in the NRO, NGA or related Intelligence Community
  • Prior experience with NRO ground mission processing or mission control systems, and/or mission operations is highly desired
  • Experience with commercial IVV&T techniques in service-oriented architecture (SOA) environments is also highly desirable
  • Experience interacting with User Community across a wide variety of intelligence and phenomenology disciplines

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI with CI poly required

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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