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Principal Geospatial Systems Engineer - 27556 in Fort Belvoir, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Alion Science and Technology (Alion) seeks a Systems Engineer to serve as technical lead for our Geospatial and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) support to the US Army's Distributed Common Ground System - Army (DCGS-A) program. The ideal candidate will be located onsite at Aberdeen Proving Ground and will report directly to the Alion Program Manager and will assist the Alion Program Manager in delivering a best value solution to the government customer - on time, on schedule, and on budget.

Essential Job Functions:
The individual will serve as the Alion Technical Lead at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

The individual will:
Technically grasp the complexity of the program, understand customer requirements and deliverables, understand the strengths and capabilities of subcontractors, and oversee the technical activities of the Alion Team (Alion and subcontractors) to successfully execute the program.

Assist the Alion Program Manager with issue management and risk management (issue management applies resources to address and resolve current issues or problems, while risk management applies resources to mitigate future potential root causes and their consequences).

Address program risk to ensure program cost, schedule, and performance objectives are achieved at every stage in the development life cycle and to communicate to all stakeholders the process for uncovering, determining the scope of, and managing program uncertainties.

Work with the government customer and teammate lead engineers to foster technical collaboration, resolve problems, and effect problem resolution to minimize risk to the program.  The Systems Engineer will participate in  event-driven technical reviews to help identify risk areas and the effectiveness of our risk mitigation efforts.

Assist the Alion technical team in providing the customer with forward-looking technology innovation capable of improving Geospatial/GEOINT system performance and ease of use while reducing complexity.


Geospatial Systems Engineer for DCGS-A
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Systems Engineering, software engineering, computer science, or a related discipline plus 10 to 12 years of relevant work experience. 
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience.
Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.


Systems engineering, software engineering, field deployment, and Program Management experience with a complex software development program is required.

Active Secret clearance is required. TS preferred.


DCGS-A technical development (systems engineering) or systems engineering
Demonstrated achievement  coordinating the technical execution of a complex program involving subcontractors.
DCGS-A Geospatial Roadmap Team (GRT),
DSGS-A Geospatial Engagement Teams (GETs),
Development of  DCGS-A Geospatial software toolsets,
Integration of the ArcGIS Software Suite into DCGS-A,
Software development in a special-purpose software integration laboratory (SIL)





Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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