Perspecta Systems Engineer Technical Specialist in Springfield, Virginia
Business Group Highlights
The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.
The Lead Data Modeler serves as the Subject Matter Expert and technical lead for the development, profiling and application of GEOINT data content standards. Organize, lead and monitor technical tasks and provide input to issue resolutions. Lead engagement with the customer to collect requirements, organize work priorities and manage project deliverables. Engage with multiple team members, organizations and disciplines to explore complex concepts and processes and develop and coordinate candidate solutions. Daily responsibilities to include:
Standards Development – develop new or updated standards documents
Standards Content Development – work with users to understand their requirements; develop solutions to Content Development Requests (and identify and develop solutions for internal modeling improvements; and monitor ISO, OGC, IC DES, etc standards that are implemented and integrated & make updates accordingly); implement solutions to result in updated content baselines of standards. Maintain the software required to generate content baselines (e.g., VBA, ShapeChange) and work with software specialists when necessary to identify updates or changes.
Standards Content Profiles – work with users to understand their requirements and implementations; help develop profiles and implementation which may involve software maintenance or configuration
Process Improvements and Documentation – identify and implement process improvements (e.g., creating automated QA/QC checks) and new technologies (e.g., new NAS JSON-Schema technical artifact); maintain or develop documentation for both internal team and users (e.g., SOPs, User Guides)
Web Presence - Coordinate on the Web Presence of the Standards; ensure successful deployments of content updates (communicate on any impacts such as schema changes); communicate any new requirements or requested improvements
Governance and Program Support – Configuration management and professional engagement with various participating organizations
Community Support/Outreach – conduct outreach activities to promulgate standards use; answering user questions; supporting requests such as questions on standards conformance and methodology applications
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on development of GEOINT standards with the objective of facilitating compliance and interoperability through integration of NSG & ASG requirements while reducing technical and schedule risk associated with Data, Metadata, and Ontology standards.
Ensure current and future GEOINT standards satisfy capability requirements at the program and strategic level across NGA, U.S. national organizations (NSG), and international partners (ASG).
Develop capability-based standards profiles and reference architectures to enable search, discovery, access, retrieval, integrated intelligence, and advanced analytics.
Guide & support Senior, Mid and Junior level personnel in Data Modeling, standards development, and application of GEOINT data models.
Recommends new technology to senior leadership.
Active TS/SCI clearance or eligible to obtain this clearance or eligible to obtain this clearance
Master’s degree plus 10 years of experience, Bachelor’s degree plus 12 year experience, Associates degree plus 14 years’ experience, or a minimum of 15 years’ experience, in relevant field. Specific position qualifications can be applied in lieu of years of experience.
Bachelor’s degree in technical or scientific fields such as Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
Perform as a data modeling/data architecture SME.
Able to develop, describe & apply complex concepts & processes.
Perform multiple tasks at specialist level in a leadership role.
Lead and manage multiple Junior/Mid-level personnel to achieve project objectives.
Evaluate & recommend new technology & processes based upon cost, risk, and mission.
Able to develop & use complex concepts & processes that span multiple organizations and disciplines.
Have expert-level working experience in a data modeling, data analytics and/or data science field of work.
Have at least five (5) years demonstrated experience with the following or analogous skills:
Basic concepts of Unified Modeling Language (UML) Class Diagrams, object-based modeling concepts, and logical data models.
Familiar with XML, XML schema, and SQL.
Design, development, presentation, and analysis of a domain based logical data model.
Decomposition of object-based logical models in order to understand data requirements.
Develop, maintaining and/or enhancing Logical Theories and formal Ontologies to include information resources such as Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL).
Have familiarity with the major varieties of JSON (JSON-LD, GeoJSON, JSON-B, etc.).
Have familiarity with Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)
UML (class diagrams); OCL a plus
GML, XML or XSD
JSON, JSON-Schema or similar (JSON-LD, GeoJSON)
OWL, SKOS, and/or RDF
Experienced using data and system modeling tools such as Sparx Enterprise Architect
Microsoft Visual Basic (VBA) programming
Logical data modeling and/or data architecture experience; experience with ontologies, taxonomies, vocabularies, thesauri a plus
Java experience a plus but not required
Attention to detail & organized
Eager to learn new technologies and skills
Good verbal and written communication
Familiar with software development, database and cloud computing in the development and application of models, databases, and ontologies.
For Colorado Residents
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