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Principal Systems Analyst - 27307 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description


Position Summary

The Principal Systems Analyst will play a key role within a Government customer program team in the requirements development and implementation of the Agencies’ highest priority development program.  The Analyst will work within a geographically and organizationally dispersed team (both Government and industry) to assist in the design, development, integration, test and delivery of a worldwide system that will serve the needs of both tactical and strategic users in all aspects of the Defense Security Cooperation mission.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Requirements development:
    • Evaluate current operational and functional requirements, and assess ongoing design/development activities to ensure that requirements can be met 
    • Advise Government senior leadership regarding the need to modify/refine requirements for ongoing design/development efforts, as necessary
    • In an evolutionary development environment, develop requirements for subsequent phases of development and capability delivery
    • Work with other Government requirements agencies to coordinate requirements development efforts, and advise Government leadership on recommended technical positions for the Agency
    • Work with other Government development agencies to coordinate design and development plans and activities, and advise Government leadership regarding any misalignment between development efforts and requirements fulfillment
  • Full Systems Analysis and Engineering lifecycle:
    • Evaluate all aspects of the systems analysis and engineering process from requirements to test/verification, and ensure that all parties are adhering to Systems Engineering best practices
    • Assist with reviewing test plans/procedures to ensure that requirements will be fully verified
    • Participate in design review and integration activities
  • Documentation:
    • Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, and formal briefings.  
    • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, MIS, Business,Engineering or related discipline:
    • 10-15 years of experience in overall Systems Analsyt positions
    • Minimum 5 years of experience focused on requirements development and implementation
    • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
    • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Desired (but not required) skills:
    • Understanding of data architectures and integration of data from multiple sources into a single system.
    • Experience with Defense Security Cooperation systems and processes
  • Other requirements:
    • US Citizenship and a Secret security clearance is required.
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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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