Job ID 2020-4747
Job Locations
Engineering (non IT)
Regular Full-Time


NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. NCI's AI solution, Shai(tm), scales humans with artificial intelligence by empowering the workforce to meet their mission by using best in class AI solutions coupled with our exceptional service offerings. Working with strategic partners, NCI is committed to bringing commercial innovation to missions of national importance. NCI is a mid-tier systems integrator headquartered in Reston, VA, and operates at locations across the globe.


NCI has been designated a 2020 Military Friendly Employer by  



NCI: As a Combat System Analyst, you are part of a team for providing support to the AEGIS-based weapon system architecture support and refactoring, new software capability development, defect identification and resolution, automated software testing, and migration of the existing software architecture to a loosely-coupled, modular, low-propagation-cost, and scalable set of software components in order to facilitate the rapid fielding of warfighting capabilities for Navy Surface Combatants. In assuming this position, you will be a vital contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments as well as to expand our AI solutions. 



  • Plan and direct analysis of complex business problems to be solved with automated systems
  • Consult with business unit management and personnel to identify and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, data scope, usage, formatting, and security requirements
  • Provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures
  • Write and maintain functional specifications for new or modified business systems
  • Consult and coordinate with systems analysts and programmers to design and develop automated business systems
  • Translate customer needs and requirement into Epics, Features and User Stories as well as translate User Stories into test cases and support QA/testing activities
  • Maintain requirements traceability
  • Work directly with the development teams to clarify requirements
  • Translate user stories into test cases and support
  • Support organizational change strategy and artifacts to support a smooth system roll-out
  • Develop executive briefing artifacts and info-graphics/diagrams
  • Create, coordinate, and implement plans to test business and functional processes during system development and quality assurance testing
  • Consult with business unit management and personnel to obtain additional information during system development and evaluate alternatives
  • Direct and coordinate the work of others to develop, test, install, and modify programs
  • Track and document changes to functional and business specifications
  • Establish software quality standards for life cycle, documentation development methods, testing and maintenance.
  • Review and evaluate software products and services for adherence to government directives, standards and guidelines concerning software quality assurance
  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product
  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs
  • Staying abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages



  • US Citizenship
  • National security clearance at the SECRET level
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 2+ years of analyst experience in one or more of the following domains: Weapon System Operation, Command and Control Systems, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Sensors, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Weapons
  • Innovative thinking – ability to learn new tools and techniques and apply them to the program

 Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience transforming large, government programs to the cloud
  • Written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate solutions effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience working in an Agile environment 

Physical Requirements: 

This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Ambulate throughout an office
  • Ambulate between several buildings

It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulationsNCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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