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Information Metadata Standards Specialist - Level 3

Bethesda, MD 20814
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Perspecta has an immediate need for an Information Metadata Standards Specialist in Bethesda, MD.

Manage an end-to-end process for the publication of data exchange standards, including technical specifications, from creation to approval.Prioritize standards and technical specifications for inclusion within an enterprise baseline and help resolve issues between agencies that may have competing requirements.

Provide outreach for and education in technical specifications, including a 10-minute executive brief, and work with developers to help them implement technical specifications.Assist with providing service architecture, standards and specifications to enable the enterprise to architect and implement interoperable and reusable services across the enterprise.

Speak to internal and external customers on behalf of the organization and work on long-range programs and objectives.


Requires BA/BS with 12 to 15 years of experience or MS degree with 10+ years of experience or a PhD with 7 to 9 years experience.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following areas:
  • Systems architecture
  • Engineering
  • Integration with focus on intelligence production and dissemination
  • Markup-based (e.g., XML) systems
  • Data processing pipelines
  • Content management
  • Workflow processes
  • Enterprise services
  • Data interoperability standards
  • Data standards policy
  • Compliance in support of DoD and IC organizations.
  • Experience within the IC helping to set strategic direction, develop budget and program plans, crafttechnical responses to actions assigned by the CIOs office.
  • Evaluate and ensure that programs are adhering to technical specifications. Assist with strategy, architecture, policy recommendations, development and configuration management of XML data encoding specification used for security, content discovery, retrieval and audits.
  • Experience with XML technologies to include:
    • Schema development (XSD, Relaxing)
    • Schematron development.
    • XPath
    • Develop Extensible Stylesheet Transforms (XSLTs)
  • Experience with developing software tools/scripts (e.g. JAVA, Python, Bash)
  • Experience with Unix command line and associated tools.
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a collaborative environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems or Information Technology desired.
  • Experience with:
      • DocBook XML for creating, maintaining and publishing documentation.
      • Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum)
      • Task management tools (e.g. JIRA)
      • Utilize and configure continuous integration systems (e.g. Jenkins)
      • Software repositories (e.g. SVN and Git)
      • Software build tools (e.g. Ant, Maven, etc.)
      • Translate policy (including Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs),Intelligence Community Standards (ICSs), and Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPGs)) into requirements for technical specifications.
  • Create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and articulate work to a multitude of audience levels: technical, developers, management, and executive/senior leaders.
  • Work autonomously to complete loosely defined tasks, including operating without an SOP or user manual.
  • Perform technical tasks while also thinking strategically about policy, governance and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to go from abstract concepts to concrete implementations and vice versa.
  • Possession of excellent problem-solving skills.
  • No remote/telework.

Candidates must currently possess a TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-04-10 Expires: 2021-05-10

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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