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Xator Corporation Systems Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland

Xator seeks enthusiastic, positive, and proactive self-starters to join our team. Our leadership aims to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, maintain an environment built on trust and pride, and encourage individual and team achievements. We uphold ourselves to an exceptional professional standard of conduct, setting ourselves apart from our competition.

Xator is dedicated to creating and maintaining a lifelong learning environment. We encourage forward-thinking, innovation, and out-of-the-box ideas in an inclusive environment. Our training and continuing education programs allows us to constantly improve services and deliver innovation to our customers. We invest in our employees and they, in turn, advance our clients' mission.

Clearance Requirement: Active or Current TS w/ a current SCI and Polygraph.


The contractor shall provide systems engineering support to NSA high-level end-to-end IT requirements definition. Specifically, these contractors shall support the Pre-design step of the customer?s Enhanced Solution Process.

The contractor shall support the writing Mission Need requests (high-level functional system requirements) and by providing analysis of the mission needs in development including initial scoping, identification of deficiencies to be resolved by the solution, identification of affected domains and potential remedies to be evaluated. Additionally, the contractor shall support the initial scoping and categorization of the effort required to provide the solution which shall be graphically depicted and presented to decision-making boards.


The selected candidate must have -

  • Within the last fifteen years, a minimum of ten years relevant, interdisciplinary experience with GUX requirements elicitation and documentation, cognitive systems engineering, industrial engineering, human factors engineering, or similar system engineering fields.

  • Within the last seven years, at least three years? successful experience with knowledge elicitation to include direct interaction with customers or system users.

  • Within the last seven years, a minimum of three years? successful experience with requirements development and documentation for domain-specific cognitive work.



  • Bachelor?s degree or advanced degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or other related discipline plus at least 20 years of systems engineering experience. A Master?s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 24 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.


  • Comfortable with visual representation design and interactive prototyping.

  • Use of Visio, PowerPoint, or other presentation software to develop clear graphical representations of ?current? and ?to be? views of the Mission Needs and their solutions.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills Requirements

  • Familiarity with the customer?s environment, domains, programs and projects

  • Significant experience with Intelligence Community customers, their missions and infrastructures.

  • Clear customer interface experience and skill with Cognitive Task/Work Analysis (CTA/CWA) or similar user-centered knowledge elicitation techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to translate user interviews/observations into domain descriptions, workflow diagrams, and identify problem areas within them.

  • Employ sound system engineering and human-machine interaction principles to develop, vet with customers, and refine high-level conceptual designs in response to identified problems.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Excellent analytic, problem definition and problem solving skills.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.


Equal Opportunity Statement

Xator Corporation, and its Subsidiaries, provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans? status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.