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Parsons Corporation Expert Innovation Systems Engineer in Springfield, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a sharp Expert-level Innovation Engineer to join our growing Space and Geospatial Solutions teams. This Innovation Engineer will provide business process engineering, innovation backlog management process, assist with innovation prioritization, editorial support to the Office of Venture Innovation, and guidance on innovation strategic alignment. They will create and execute an innovation management process that provides transparency for all innovation submissions, which will allow our DoD Geospatial customer's entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive four weeks of dedicated Accelerator Training to perform problem curation, customer discovery, and receive coaching as they mature their ideas. This includes guidance towards other avenues of resources across the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). This Engineer will also contribute toward management of all Pilot & Prototypes to help formulate a cloud-based centralized repository for leadership visibility and fact-based decision making on future support or retirement. In addition, you will assist in determining what is an 'enterprise level' function based upon entrepreneurial project maturity and strategic alignment. This function will work closely with OVI's core training team to develop an approach suitable to account for innovation maturity levels (i.e. IRLs, ARLs, and TRLs).

Duties include:

  • Streamline the Innovation process flow to include discovery and evaluation (NVB).

  • Consultation in identifying, building and maintaining appropriate tracker database(s) in support of new innovation ideas, pilots and prototypes.

  • Collaborate with IPO, KC, and Enterprise stakeholders to identify, define and capture specific mission focused problem areas and success criteria.

  • Logistics, communications, and execution of the NVB.

Required Skills:

  • Master's Degree or higher with knowledge in geospatial intelligence functions, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Engineering or a field related to the duties defined above or equivalent senior level work experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of our DoD's Customer (Springfield) organizational hierarchy and business functions (i.e. NERF, IPOs, KCs, Mission Alignment, and governance).

  • 18+ years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience working in a Program Office or with product teams.

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

  • SE&I experience working between multiple agencies (preferably between and IC and DoD component)

  • Experience supporting a program office delivering capabilities through multiple vendors simultaneously

  • Experience translating technical information to non-technical stakeholders (analysts, warfighters, etc.)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with the application of AI/ML to IC and DoD mission problems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD's Geospatial Strategic Correspondence and Guiding Principles.

  • Demonstrated experience with the geospatial intelligence mission.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean Start Up methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with other innovation offices within the DoD and the Geospatial agency.

Clearance requirement: Top Secret/SCI #CJ

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.