• Knowledge Engineer II

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/9/2018 3:27 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Position:  Knowledge Engineer II - Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR KPP) and Interoperability and Supportability

    Location:  Pentagon

    Clearance required:  Yes - Must have current Top Secret clearance, verifiable in JPAS.  We CANNOT upgrade from Secret for this role.

    Period of Performance:  Five (5) year base contract started February 2017


    The Joint Staff, J-6 directly supports the strategic direction for the C4/Cyber Capabilities Functional Capabilities Board (FCB). The C4/Cyber FCB manages specified programs within the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process; and performs analysis and assessments for the other FCBs in a supporting role; on the integration of the Information Technology (IT), to include National Security Systems (NSS) components of other capabilities and programs across the functional area. J-8 seeks to develop the required management structure needed to ensure that future and existing systems, across all domains, support the warfighter and achieve net-centric vision and the Enterprise Services to support warfighters’ needs. Three areas will be addressed: 1) integration of all Information Technology (IT) , to include National Security Systems (NSS) components capabilities into the Joint Information Environment (JIE); 2) ownership of the warfighter IT domain portfolios; and 3) governance of the domains and their relationship to JIE. The J-6 C4/Cyber Division is charged with being the Capabilities Integrator. As such, the J-6 C4/Cyber branch implements: Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR KPP) certification and Joint Testing Policy.


    The objective of this effort is to insure adequate support to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 3170 and the JCIDS and NR KPP Manuals.



    MYMIC LLC ("MYMIC") is tasked to provide an analytical cell that shall provide technical expertise across the spectrum of Functional Capability Board (FCB) functional areas and responsibilities. Specifically, this analysis cell shall be capable of conducting required capability evaluations through assessments and studies to support the analytical underpinning for developing and refining issues that support JROC recommendations. Members of the analytic cell shall also employ their functional and technical expertise in participating in strategy and planning development, programming, and resourcing activities, and a variety of feedback avenues.  This is achieved through Portfolio Management, FCB and FCB Working Group support, Support of other Analyses, Gatekeeper support and use of Portfolio tools.


    The Knowledge Engineer:
    Provides technical consultation and solutions to the client with respect to tracking and archiving information and data, as is relevant to the functional excellence of the Deputy Director C4/Cyber Requirements Division Architecture Branch.  Develops and assesses Net-Ready Key Performance parameter and Joint interoperability products; this includes, but is not limited to: NR KPP Tables, Platform Integration Information Tables, and a conversant knowledge in providing solutions to DODAF 2.02 Architecture products.  Maintains, administrates, and refines the usefulness and functionality of Architecture Branch web sites on both the Intelink/SharePoint and Intellipedia sites.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks.


    NR KPP Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Support the applicable FCBs, provide technical analysis & architecture review support to insure key documents of the JCIDS process have integrated architecture products, to ensure the DoD understands and evolves the linkages between capabilities and systems, and can make appropriate acquisition decisions and recommendations
    • Support the NR KPP Branch in its efforts to assess JCIDS submissions as part of the NR KPP certification. This includes the review, comment on and make recommendations for NR KPP certification on documents, the NR KPP to include the attributes and objective and threshold values; and architectures submitted as part of the JCIDS process as part of the NR KPP certification
    • The contractor shall review DCRs, CONOPs, ICDs, CDD, CPDs, Statement of Capability, ISP, and Defense Business Process documents to in support of the NR KPP certification requirement to validate current DODAF architecture data or the optional NR KPP Architecture Data Assessment template via KM/DS and the GTG-F tools


    Provide expert technical advice/assistance/guidance based on a combination of education and experience with a focus on Net Ready Key Performance Parameter Certification Assessments and their supporting architectures.

    • Assures the technical & operational accuracy of the material undergoing analysis or assessment
    • Develop NR KPP Certification letter recommendations on ISP & JCIDS documents
    • Review Platform Integration Information Table (PIIT) for inclusion JCIDS documents as applicable
    • Track documents status & deliverables due dates, submission of NR KPP Certifications, & make recommendations of concurrence/non-concurrence on ISPs
    • Develops, monitors, and updates NR KPP and DoDAF Architecture products and joint interoperability for the Requirements Division / Architecture Branch of the DDC4/Cyber FCB, Joint Staff J-6. This equates to between 300-500 reviews per calendar year
    • Conduct written, email, telephone, and face-to-face communication with DOD/Military and Agency representatives (Military, civilian and contractor)
    • Supervise and maintain the tracking and archiving of NR KPP Assessment data

    Preferred skills & experience:

    • Understanding of the Requirements Process, in-depth knowledge of JCIDS, and familiarity with DoDAF architectures
    • Background in Acquisition and/or Requirements process, C4 , Cyberspace, and/or SATCOM operations
    • Service, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), or Combatant Command (COCOM) experience necessary
    • Experience using Intellipedia and Intelink (NIPR and SIPR)
    • SharePoint Power User training a plus
    • Requires outstanding attention to detail, time management skills and multi-tasking abilities under compressed suspenses
    • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Completion of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses Introduction to JCIDS (CLR 101) and Core Concepts for Requirements Management (RQM 110) desirable



    Masters of Science degree from an accredited college or in Engineering or Computer Science with a minimum of three (3) years of task related experience;


    Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Computer Science with a minimum of five (5) years of task related experience


    Clearance Requirements: 

    Must have current Top Secret clearance, verifiable in JPAS.


    This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. 


    Per EO 11246, this federal contractor and subcontractor will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants. An exception exists where the employee or applicant makes the disclosure based on information obtained in the course of performing his or her essential job functions.



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