Job Details

Engineer, Level 4


SOS International LLC (SOSi)


Chantilly, VA 20151

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking an Engineer to provide system engineering and technical assistance to support the acquisition, operations, maintenance, and development of Overhead Persistent Geospatial Intelligence (OPIR) space and ground systems across the tasking, collection, production, exploitation, and dissemination (TCPED) cycle. OPIR systems include flight and ground processing segments; enterprise tasking and mission management systems; system command and control; and enterprise and system-level data dissemination, storage, and retrieval; including many capabilities realized via an evolving array of cloud-based and web-based applications and services. While the preponderance of efforts address National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and/or National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) systems and processes, the scope of work also includes some aspects of the TCPED cycle for Air Force acquired and operated systems including the Defense Support System (DSP) and Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS).

The candidate will support program office efforts to: 1) develop program office-level strategic plans; 2) identify and manage requirements; 3) identify and manage risks and opportunities; 4) acquire OPIR systems and capabilities; 5) integrate and test OPIR systems and capabilities in accordance with site integration standards and information assurance requirements; 6) sustain OPIR systems; 7) manage project resources; and 8) manage enterprise and system-level configurations.

The candidate will provide programmatic and technical assistance to other peer-level system engineers and may lead or serve on small teams for short periods focused on a particular project. The candidate will work as part of a team under immediate direction of a Government project lead, branch chief, or division director.


Successful accomplishment of the tasks in this effort requires knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in the following areas:

Identify, correlate, analyze, format, and populate data for project-level views with insight into requirements, schedules, and budget
Review, assess, and prioritize capabilities that satisfy emerging user needs that may emerge from calls for proposal, technology assessments, proposal reviews, and evaluation of contractor deliverables
Assess technology readiness under consideration for program office projects
Build program office roadmaps that reflect requirements, budget, and schedules
Assess the appropriate allocation, accuracy, completeness, and impact of the requirements allocated down to program office projects
Maintain project requirements, traceability, and verification
Support Government leads with information on cost, schedule, and performance for specific program office projects
Participate as business owner on behalf of Government in agile development activities, e.g., product increment planning, iterative design sessions, and backlog grooming, evaluating solution increments, defining roadmaps, milestones, and releases, and assessing the technical and financial status of the project
Coordinate development activities across multiple Release Trains for program office projects
Evaluate developer’s technical reviews, design reviews, program management reviews, business reviews, and other program management meetings including but not limited to development and fulfillment of entry and exit criteria of projects’ key milestones
Build project schedules; analyze developer’s schedules for accuracy, completeness, feasibility to execute, and critical paths; and provide inputs to support Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) builds
Perform technical evaluations of developer proposals (including but not limited to Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) with supportive evidence for cost, schedule, and performance of projects
Perform analysis and recommending proposed changes to program office projects to support the organizational change processes
Evaluate and assess the impacts of proposed change requests to the activities associated with program office projects
Conduct Technical Interchange Meetings as needed to address any contractual design impacts for program office projects
Coordinate project’s transition to operations by applying the Request for Change (RFC) and site integration processes and standards, including site surveys, developmental tests and evaluation, pre-ship reviews and audits, operational readiness activities, and operational acceptance procedures
Witness test events, provide test satisfaction recommendations, and prepare test reports for program office projects
Support project verification and testing by reviewing and commenting on integration, verification, and validation plans; transition plans; defect work-off plans; design and readiness review plans and products, test plans, procedures, use cases, and test scenarios
Review, analyze, and assess contractors’ specifications, interface control documents, and documents for content, completeness, traceability, verification, and validation
Manage acquisition activities including acquisition planning and source selection efforts, e.g., Request for Proposal development, proposal evaluations, and contract awards
Building acquisition readiness plans and completing readiness checklists for program office projects
Identify and assess risks, potential mitigation, and opportunities for program office projects
Support configuration management of project baselines and proposed requirements
Develop senior-level status information, reviews, and presentations of projects



Current (in scope) Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligible; Current (in scope) Counter Intelligence (CI) polygraph
Four years’ working in a program office setting supporting efforts to acquire, operate, maintain, and enhance space and/or ground systems
One year past or current Intelligence Community (IC) experience with National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), US Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center (USAF/NASIC), and/or other agency-level intelligence organization
Working knowledge of the OPIR intelligence domain, including OPIR systems, capabilities/limitations, and operations across the TCPED cycle
Free of any Personal Conflicts of Interest (PCI), i.e., a situation in which the candidate, a close family member or household member, has a financial interest, personal activity, or relationship that could impair or be perceived to impair the candidate’s ability to act impartially and in the best interest of the Government


Experience participating in agile development methodologies, especially Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), to acquire capabilities
Experience with NRO change control and site integration processes
Experience with requirements management systems, especially the Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)



Bachelor of Science (BS) in an applicable technical field such as physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, systems engineering
In special cases, commensurate experience shall be accepted in lieu of educational requirements

Master of Science in an applicable technical field (see required above)
Master of Business Administration


Required: None


Program Management Certification
Agile Development Certification
Cloud Computing
Requirements Management
systems engineering certification, especially International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) credentials



Highly collaborative office setting; 5-10 travel requirements within Continental United States (CONUS) per year

Company Description

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Top Secret/SCI
Occasional travel
Minimum Experience Required:
5+ yrs experience
Job Category:
Engineering - Systems
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