CNA Systems Engineer I in Arlington, Virginia

Assists with systems and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Assists with scientific and technical investigations.

1 Assists with the definition and development of system requirements and documentation of the requirements in detailed specifications from which programs will be developed and/or procured, and from which hardware will be developed and/or procured.

2 Under direction of project leader, supports formulation and definition of user requirements, system use cases, system specifications and system design based on user needs, research, and fact-finding. Applies standard research methodologies to gather, process, and analyze data. Use relevant database software to effectively organize and present data and generate reports.

3 Work somewhat independently on focused well-structured pieces of projects. Work under close supervision on broader strands of the project. Begin to understand project budgeting and financial tracking over the project lifecycle.

4 Devises or modifies procedures and specifications to address common functions, computer equipment capacity, or operating time.

5 Develop a basic familiarity with the missions and organizational structure of the division or team's major client/sponsors.

6 Draft sections of reports, briefings, or other project deliverables. Begin to structure problems of moderate scope, technical assistance or proposal development tasks.

7 Under direction of project manager, supports development of independent validation and verification plans and scenarios, following industry standards and system requirements

8 Participate in meetings with project team. Support preparation for and contributes to client/sponsor and project team interactions.

9 Develop a sufficient understanding or expertise on specific tasks, issues or data so as to make a positive contribution to project outcomes.

10 Take responsibility for own actions and outcomes. Is proactive in seeking ways to improve processes and operations and in making CNA a better place.

11 Act as a primary data collector and provide substantive inputs into CNA studies and proposals, including project planning and coordination, preparation of reports, memoranda, quality reviews, etc.

12 Conduct technical assistance activities such as planning and organizing meetings and seminars.

13 Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

1 Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, operations research, or a related engineering field or 6 years equivalent experience.

2 Experience: Minimum of 2 years strong work experience performing duties similar to those above in a Government contract environment or 4 years of generally related experience.

3 Skills: Ability to construct effective briefings using MS PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced skills with MS Word and Excel and other standard software packages. Ability to communicate information concisely, precisely, and in a grammatically correct manner in both oral and written communication. Ability to present and summarize data effectively. Exhibit a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues, clients/sponsors, and staff. Working knowledge of system and software lifecycle processes, tools and techniques, system development and testing documentation and standards; computer system performance estimation and measurement standards and tools; software development lifecycle; Ability to work well with others.

4 You will be required to successfully complete a background investigation which includes suitability determinations.

5 Required Documents: Use the “Resume Attachments” section to upload:1) Copies of transcripts from all schools attended (unofficial copies are sufficient); 2) Any writing sample(s) that best exemplifies your written work (i.e post-conference writings, publications, etc...).

Requisition ID: NCER0213.12

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