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Systems Engineer - Wargaming and VV&A Lead

Company: Cole Engineering Services
Location: Orlando
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary: The System Engineer (SE) leads, evaluates, designs, implements, integrates, and tests new system features and functionalities for wargaming simulators and tools. The focus of this SE will direct and oversee the team's Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) workgroup as the chair to continue development and eventually implement a strategy and process used to vet future warfighting capabilities and integrate them into a wargaming system of systems. The VV&A strategy development entails envisioning and documenting a wholistic lifecycle that supports the full systems engineering V-diagram of activities (requirements, design, implementation, test, and sustainment) for the customer to achieve an affordable VV&A process that implements continuous VV&A during sustainment and maintenance activities. The candidate leads and hosts weekly VV&A workgroup meetings, sends out notes, takes and assigns action items, and follows-up on actions. The SE works with SMEs and engineers to facilitate designing, implementing, assessing, and executing tests according to the VV&A process so that results are captured and understood. Upon implementing the VV&A strategy and process, SE is responsible for the creation and sustainment of VV&A documentation artifacts with a focus on the models catalog, data catalog, and algorithms manual. The SE will manage VV&A activities using an integrated task list which outlines task descriptions, assignments, and due dates.

Essential Job Functions: The SE collaborates with team members to develop and test implementations of new features and functions. Assists escalating critical issues as needed. Reviews artifacts to verify and validate functionality and security of all systems and performance metrics. Develops comprehensive and clear documentation in English; creates supporting diagrams, tables, and presentations. Produces, maintains and presents design documentation such as, system architecture, integration activities, SW baselines, Quality Assurance (QA) artifacts, test plans and procedures, and of standard operating procedures and solutions to new or unknown issues. Assists mapping requirements, systems level tests, and other engineering documentation artifacts to VV&A activities.

Required Skills:

Knowledge and experience with the following would be a distinct advantage:

  • Experience as a systems engineer
  • Experience with M&S systems, simulators, and tools
  • Experience with DoD VV&A activities
  • Experience documenting modeling capabilities, data, and/or algorithms
  • Experience with test approaches and tools
  • Ability to lead a team composed of a variety of contractors developing different solutions.
  • Respond professionally, effectively, and efficiently to customer service requests.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Professionally convey system-wide performance information routinely via tools such as PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Train others to perform, author, configure, or operate various tasks.
  • Interact with developers to understand software changes that will impact development and testing activities, examine any relevant change implementation, then report the changes to developers and testers welcoming feedback for future improvements.
  • Operating and maintaining computer and peripheral equipment safely and competently.
  • Solving technical problems involving a variety of integrated software and hardware platforms.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. Desired Skills:

    Knowledge and experience with the following would be an additional advantage:
    • Experience with or ability to learn virtualization, VMware vCenter and ESXi.
    • Experience with or ability to learn containerization, Docker, Kubernetes.
    • Knowledge of VMware, Linux, Microsoft, and other vendors' best practices.
    • Prior or current DevSecOps experience.
    • Prior or current experience with Agile development.
    • Prior leadership experience
    • Software development experience
    • DevSecOps, security, Agile, VMware, Microsoft, and any other relevant certification
    • Knowledge of or experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), and National Institute of Standards And Technology (NIST) or similar best practices and security guidelines

      Required Education/Experience:

      A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Systems Engineering, Applied Science in Computer Information Technology and Systems Management with 6+ years of experience. VV&A or testing experience.


      Other Requirements:

      Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U. S. Citizenship status with ability to obtain a SECRET to TOP SECRET security clearance. Security Clearance requirements will be specified in the Government's Task Order.

      COVID-19 vaccinations or booster requirements and testing are subject to the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements; testing is at the cost of the employee.

      This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The above is intended to describe the general contents of and requirements for the performance of this job.

      Cole Engineering Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, membership in an employee organization, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Cole Engineering Services, Orlando , Systems Engineer - Wargaming and VV&A Lead, Other , Orlando, Florida

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