Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/23/2020 9:48 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Job Category
Transportation Engineering


The U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) supports the overall advancement of ITS through investments in major research initiatives, exploratory studies and a deployment support program including technology transfer and training. The ITS JPO’s Vision is to “Transform the way society moves”. The Mission is to “Conduct research, development, and education activities to facilitate the adoption of information and communication technology to enable society to move more safely and efficiently”.     


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Federal Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) efforts the Noblis team currently supports:

Noblis has a team of 30+ professionals supporting multiple research, development, and deployment-focused programs for the USDOT. These programs focus on using emerging technologies – including ITS, connected vehicle, automated vehicle, and other emerging mobility and smart city technologies – to transform how we travel – enhancing safety, improving mobility, and reducing transportation’s impact on the environment. We are positioning to grow our Surface Transportation Team with other terrific team members.

Our team supports a wide variety of US DOT programs, including the Connected Vehicle Demonstration Program, ITS Architecture, Standards and Cybersecurity program, the ITS Data program, ITS Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence program and the Secure Credential Management System Proof of Concept program which conducts research with the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system that secures connected vehicle messaging. This is an exciting time for ITS as new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and 5G wireless are starting to enter the ITS ecosystem.


Role Description:

Noblis is currently seeking an 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 systems engineering, cyber security engineering and/or 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)      

Client Engagement

· Learn about the Noblis business development lifecycle, processes, tools, and account structure
· Contribute specialized domain or technical content to proposal sections or client white papers
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals


  • 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.
  • Either Bachelor's with 3 years experience, or Master's and 1 year 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:

  • Security certification (Security+ or CISSP) a plus
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification a plus
  • 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


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our 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. Noblis has won numerous workplace awardsNoblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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