Title: Lead Systems Integration Engineer


The Cognitive Medical Systems Team is seeking a Lead Systems Integration Engineer to support the VA T4NG Consolidated Corporate Support Services (CCSS) program serving our Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Portfolio clients across the entire U.S. CCSS is in contract start-up in its initial awarded Base Period of six months, with three additional one-year option periods that can be exercised, and is valued at $96M.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs design and implementation of IT systems that require the integration of diverse and complex components. Activities include creating a problem statement, defining operational requirements including integration with other systems or components, researching and modeling the system architecture and configuration, investigation alternatives, cost analysis and estimation, and decision analysis.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements, facility requirements, data storage, backup, monitoring, operations systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation.
  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives, and establishes goals to meet those objectives.
  • Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.
  • Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules.
  • Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization(s).
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of the assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects.
  • Represents the organization as a prime technical contact on contracts and projects.
  • Interacts with senior management and external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.


Required Skills by VA Product Line/Role:

  • May be assigned in the above role across any one or more of the four VA Corporate Product Lines (PLs – Financial, SecVA, Acquisitions and Property Mgmt, Human Capital Mgmt) individually or in parallel, full-time (for one PL) or spread across part-time (more than one PL) as needed throughout the life of the contract
  • Skillsets encompass the following key areas at a minimum:
    • Agile project management and team leadership
    • Systems architecture
    • Systems engineering


Required Education, Experience, and Clearance:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience, – OR –
  • Masters and seven (7) years or more experience, – OR –
  • PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience
  • Ability to obtain a VA Position of Public Trust – Medium Background Investigation (MBI)


Desired Skills:

  • Mastery of analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A highly-motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • A work ethic and technical knowledge/capability that exemplifies and inspires others to aspire to, with mastery of the ability to self-manage workload and deliverables under tight deadlines