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Collection Orchestration Engineer
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 5099
Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly
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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 looking for a Collection Orchestration Engineer to support one of our customers in Chantilly, VA. The candidate will perform engineering and acquisition activities as a technical member of a dynamic systems engineering team supporting the Customer Ground Enterprise Directorate.  The candidate will provide Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) support for the acquisition, development, deployment and sustainment of ground-based systems supporting the US Intelligence Community (IC). The Candidate will work as part of an integrated team including US Government employees, US Military, Federally Funded Research & Development Contract (FFRDC) and other SETA contractors.  The candidate will have daily interaction with the customer and support contractors and will need to follow customer standards and processes.  This position demands a candidate that has experience working across Multi-INT programs and systems.  This is a challenging and rewarding work environment in which you will be immersed in the relentless pursuit of improved system performance and mission success fielding the world’s premier ground intelligence systems.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead technical and programmatic interchanges, identify and resolve issues; provide engineering advice and insight to the customer team in order to effectively orchestrate intelligence collection system development and operations in support of national priorities
  • Oversee development contractor teams by assessing cost, schedule and system performance through the program life-cycle with special emphasis on rapid insertion of capabilities into the operations domain
  • Provide major system acquisition expertise in support of future acquisition architectures, trade studies and the development of an acquisition strategy and all supporting documentation to provide new capabilities to the warfighter
  • Apply Scaled Agile Frameworks for Enterprise (SAFE) software development, integration, test and deployment concepts and processes in collaboration with the development contractor teams and associate US Government entities and mission stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Business, Engineering, Sciences with at least 9 years total experience; or M.S. and 7 years of experience; or a PhD and 4 years of experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing technical, cost and performance aspects of large-scale programs
  • Knowledge of IC and DoD acquisition roles, processes and program management
  • Working knowledge with MS Office application suite
  • Experience in Agile (preferably SAFE) software development
  • Experience with classic Waterfall Systems Engineering
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum two years of experience supporting system architecture, design or development in an AWS-type cloud computing and storage environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced STEM Degree
  • Experience with IC and/or Department of Defense (DoD) space and ground architectures
  • Experience in engineering and acquisition of complex space and ground NTM systems
  • Knowledge of cloud-computing, cloud-hosting technologies and business-case performance analysis including DevOPS, DevSecOps, etc.
  • Familiarity with emerging IT and Cloud deployment and sustainment trends
  • Working knowledge of Agile metrics, team management, backlog grooming and prioritization, performance tradeoffs
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification

Security Clearance Requirements: ACTIVE TS/SCI with CI Poly

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In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by  December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

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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