• Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/18/2018 9:02 AM)
    Requisition #
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Job Category
    Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    Noblis and Noblis ESI are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. As an independent, nonprofit organization, we bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Our work makes an impact ensuring our nation’s vitality and security.

    Why work at a Noblis company?
    Noblis employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.

    Over the past two decades, Noblis has consistently earned wide recognition:

    1. Best Employer: We have been a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 4 consecutive years, including the last three among the top 10. We’ve also been recognized by Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and received many similar awards in previous years.

    2. Business Ethics and Integrity: We have been recognized by Ethispere Institute as a “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 7 years, and a Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.

    3. Leadership and Innovation: Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Amr ElSawy, was selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List and as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine. Additionally, Noblis’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO) was recognized as a “Trending 40 CIO” in the DC Area.

    Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.


    Noblis is currently seeking an Intelligent Transportations Systems (ITS) Engineer for our Surface Transportation Team.


    Do you want to be involved with making automated and connected vehicles a reality? How about helping to manage federal programs that use state of the art communications and information technologies to make our roads smarter and connect our vehicles with each other and the roadside? Are you the type of person who likes solving difficult problems with a requisite attention to technical detail? Would you like to be actively engaged in a challenging and rewarding work environment, working with smart, passionate, and motivated people at the intersection of technology and operations for the national surface transportation system? If you answer “yes” to all of the above, this is the job for you!


    This is an opportunity for someone with a background and experience in transportation engineering to support the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) programs. Noblis provides technical and programmatic support to the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) planning and conducting research activities, coordinating technology deployment programs, and seeking disruptive innovation to transform the increasingly connected and automated world of surface transportation systems. A focus of Noblis support is ITS communications / interface standards development to ensure inter-operable deployment of intelligent transportation systems.


    As a member of this dynamic team you will participate in the following activities:

    • Developing systems engineering content, to include concepts of operations, requirements, and system design elements  
    • Analyzing documentation developed by Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), and sites participating in the Connected Vehicle Pilots Program and Smart City Programs  
    • Conducting analysis of user needs, requirements and design detail; performing traceability checks and thread assessments  
    • Developing white papers and presentations 
    • Overseeing technical and programmatic activities  
    • Reviewing standards to determine their completeness  
    • Evaluating standards deployment outreach tools  
    • Reviewing project specifications and design documents  
    • Developing statements of work and Government cost estimates  
    • Occasional domestic and international travel (less than 10% a year)


    • BS required; MS preferred. One of more degrees in one of the following: Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Operations Research.  
    • 2-8 years of experience with developing concept of operations, system requirements specifications, or business processes for ITS technologies and/or connected and automated vehicles 
    • Strong analytical ability required  
    • Experience in developing products and systems (hardware, software, or both)  
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required  
    • Strong professional, interpersonal, and organizational skills 

    Candidate demonstrates the following:

    • Writes a variety of technical documents and prepares and presents briefings  
    • Author/contributor/reviewer, peer review publications  
    • Works independently to determine approach to and technical objectives of work assignments  
    • Ensures client objectives for quality, schedule, and budget are met or exceeded through direct and creative approaches  
    • Interacts with client representatives on significant technical and project matters 
    • Identifies and develops solutions to program problems  
    • Uses a variety of professional concepts and methodologies


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification a pluscc
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus

    An understanding of, and familiarity with, the following is a plus:  


    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)  
    • Connected and/or automated vehicle technologies  
    • Information/communications system design and development  
    • Standards development process and the use of standards  
    • Wireless networks for surface transportation communication

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