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Chief Software Engineer

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This is a Full-time position in Catonsville, MD posted June 9, 2021.

Job SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Systems Engineers apply a structured approach to design and implementation of systems and processes.

They capture and translate mission and customer requirements in order to transform them into capabilities, testing, and validation of services.

Systems Engineers analyze and allocate requirements to systems architecture components and oversee the development, testing, and validation of systems and services.

They also coordinate the integration of systems and services into enterprise architecture and oversee deployment.Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Job Duties:(1) Develop, communicate, and participate in systems engineering projects or boards; apply in-depth knowledge in external committees and working groups that plan, collaborate, and execute systems programs and initiatives.(2) Maintain situational awareness; plan and coordinate authorized system and network outages to maximize results while minimizing mission impact; oversee incidence reports resolution.(3) Oversee day-to-day operations and integration of cross-functional projects and infrastructure service delivery.(4) Provide oversight and direction for product engineers, product owners, master schedulers, integrators, and service area architecture/design teams for the development and integration of data services in the OpenDataStore.(5) Interface with the customer/stakeholder to understand the mission and the requirements.(6) Oversee the development of requirements and artifacts which support planning, traceability, acquisition and other efforts as appropriate(7) Collaborate with and adopt best practices from other IPO counterparts for software engineering and capability development(8) Provides technical expertise on data service and infrastructure capabilities to design the best technical solutions for delivering the capabilities for OpenDataStore in alignment with the Data Services Architecture for GEOINT (DSA-G) and the NGA Enterprise architecture.(9) Develop software engineering policies for IPD and ensure that software developed for IPD is well documented, consistent with industry best practices and is accredited.

Ensure the IPD Code Repository is populated with all baselined code deliveries.(10) Facilitate workshops for IPD personnel to promulgate knowledge and understanding of Emerging technology offerings and/or coding resources.(11) Maintain knowledge on all industry trends and perform research on relevant technologies.

Monitor industry best practices, assess markets, and prepare strategies accordingly.This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability.

To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575 upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter.

Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility.

Incentive recipients sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive.

If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government.Candidates may receive an invitation to provide additional information or respond to questions via email and/or HireVue as part of the candidate evaluation process.Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA.

These assessments may include but are not limited to:1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting.

The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required.

Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.Mandatory QualificationsMANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required).

Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:1.

Demonstrated experience with leading, gathering, and evaluating complex customer needs into functional (business/mission) and technical (systems) requirements.2.

Demonstrated experience with Agile project management, developing API based service centric architectures using cloud services including configuration and management of code, testing, and integration.3.

Demonstrated experience with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), container orchestration platforms and DevSecOps pipeline.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Science, Information Systems Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, System Engineering, or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks.

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– B.

Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in Information Technology, systems planning, research, development, engineering, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience.

Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years.

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– C.

Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in Information Technology, systems planning, research, development, engineering, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

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– LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: DAWIA certification may be required for this position; see Position License and Certification Requirements below for additional details.

New Acquisition Workforce members or current members transitioning to a new acquisition career field or higher skill level have 24 months to achieve certification.

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– Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.Highly Desired QualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:1.

Knowledge of GEOINT data and products.2.

Experience with data architecture and data engineering.3.

Knowledge of various technologies such as Swagger, Jenkins, Gitlab, Kubernetes, and SonarCube.4 .Knowledge of of Java, Python, NodeJS coding languages.5.

Knowledge of data services for ingest, conditioning, storage, management, data security, access and delivery.Additional Job RequirementsYou must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information.

All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility.

Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility.

Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.Pay, Benefits, & Work SchedulePROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered.

Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements.

NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.Band 05 $144,128
– $172,500PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government.

We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.htmlCover LetterApplicants are not required to submit a cover letter.

The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters).

Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered.

The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.Who may applyExternal Applicants OnlyHow to applyApplication submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community’s Applicant Gateway on-line application process.ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.How will I be evaluated?APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applican

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