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KBR Acquisition Program Support Engineer in Ypsilanti, Michigan


Acquisition Program Support Engineer

KBR is seeking an Acquisition Program Support Engineer to be part of our team supporting our customer in Chantilly, VA that delivers mission-critical capabilities directly supporting intelligence-gathering missions from overhead systems. We command spacecraft and process the resulting collected data into useful information distributed to US Government Intelligence Community and Military users.

The Acquisition Program Support Engineer serves as an advisor to support the Government in defining new mission requirements, conducting performance and cost trades and conducting source selection activities across multiple mission domains. The Ground Enterprise embraces innovation and agile software development in a relentless effort to meet intelligence needs and shorten the timelines to provide actionable critical information to US Government decision-makers. This is a position of trust advising the Government source-selection authorities very large cost programs of unprecedented complexity.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Writing the Statement of Work for an upcoming major system acquisition (MSA)

  • Defining proposal acceptance criteria, monitoring developer’s cost, schedule, and performance during execution, reviewing CDRLs, and providing innovative acquisition recommendations to solve challenging issues with the optimal courses of action

  • Overseeing Task Order execution on large IDIQs developing enterprise software and services and delivering platforms and frameworks

  • Advising Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) on developer performance through cost, schedule, and performance analysis and evaluation

  • Translating Agile software development Solution Epics into system requirements and decomposing high-level artifacts into achievable program epics for developer release planning

  • Identifying risks and providing unique courses of action to solve complex technical problems

  • Reviewing contractor submissions for technical accuracy and providing government personnel detailed critical analysis.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph

  • BS/BA 10 to 12 years, or MS/MA 8 to 10 years, or PhD 5 to 7 years

  • Experience with IC and DoD program software acquisition lifecycles

  • Experience with pre-acquisition through contract regulations, execution processes, tools and guidelines.

  • Experience conducting analysis of Alternatives (AoA) and Trade Studies

  • More than five years of experience in Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA), with focus on acquisition support (structure of contracts, execution of task orders and IDIQ contracts, the government competitive acquisition process)

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with National Reconnaissance Office missions, systems and operations

  • Experience using Confluence, JIRA, Atlassian commercial tools

  • Experience or training with agile software development and acquisition approaches, structures, deployment methodologies such as Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise (SAFE).

  • Experience with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) or Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)

  • Experience/certifications in /Systems Modeling Language (SysML)

    KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.