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Model Methodology Systems Engineer

Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. -As we enter our 50th year in business, we are known for continuous innovation for government customers, both long-established and newly acquired, as our capabilities expand around the globe. Our work is state-of-the-art and made possible only through the best personnel, tools, and jobs in the national security business. We are highly collaborative in spirit and practice, and we freely share expertise across SPA in our quest for enduring solutions to critical concerns. Come work with the best! -

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -

  • Define and document enterprise level policies, procedures, guidance, and best practices regarding use of modeling languages and frameworks
  • Develop an organized repeatable approach, methodology, language, and style that enables elements usage with a model and sharing between model development projects

    • Develop modeling methods driven by Digital Engineering and Systems Engineering objectives, including library of standardized and frequently used patterns
    • Develop documentation for how to create/maintain modeling libraries that shall be used among all models
    • Develop documentation for how to integrate model and develop model queries to enable architects, enterprise system engineers, and acquisition offices to obtain results of previous work

    • Gather, document, and share systems engineering lessons learned throughout the enterprise
    • Work across multiple Directorates and Offices to identify and define future space capability needs
    • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, external stakeholders, and development contractors
    • Develop and use Modeling Methodologies and Ontologies
    • Develop and customize MetaModels
    • Develop and enforce modeling best practices and support quality reviews for models
    • Develop Model structure and Data Management principles
    • Plan Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) model development in support of systems engineering objectives and program milestones
    • Support efforts involving MBE and MBSE tools and procedures
    • Generate reports out of the MBSE tools for analysis
    • Prepare briefings for senior decision makers


      • Bachelor's degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with at least 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree in STEM with 3 years of relevant experience
      • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
      • Experience with Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and architecture frameworks such as Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
      • Experience with Digital Engineering tools and procedures
      • Working knowledge of systems engineering documentation to include concepts of operations, interface control documents, and verification and test
      • Ability to provide technical and programmatic direction on the development, integration, and use of model-based engineering and model-based systems engineering models
      • Knowledge of fundamental model development and its application to architecture or system design
      • Experience with process improvement and metric development initiatives
      • Experience developing and using Modeling Methodologies and Ontologies
      • Understanding of customization of MetaModels
      • Understanding of modeling best practices and quality management processes
      • Experience developing model structure and data management principles
      • Understanding of core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
      • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player requiring collaboration to establish priorities, open communication, and willingness to work in a pair-programming style collaborative work environment
      • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
      • Strong oral and written communication skills

        Desired Qualifications:

        • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with emphasis on MBSE
        • Working knowledge of IC customer's Request for Change process and the Engineering Review Board process
        • Experience in modeling tools (Rhapsody or Cameo) and modeling frameworks (UAF, DoDAF, MODAF) and languages (SysML, UML, MOF)
        • Prior US military and/or IC customer experience

Keywords: UNAVAILABLE, Chantilly , Model Methodology Systems Engineer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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