System Engineer

Entry or Mid to Senior Level Position

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
TS/SCI w/FSP

Job Description
A System Engineer is needed to provide support for adding new capabilities to a complex system with exacting interface, performance, and security requirements. The selected candidate will provide system engineering expertise in one or more of the following areas: architecture, design, development, requirements analysis, data flow, network design/implementation, testing, and documentation for the system. She/he will analyze user requirements, system architecture, and system requirements specifications, will provide systems engineering expertise, and develop system architecture and system design documentation. Responsibilities include supporting and providing guidance for system development and implementation planning through assessment of system engineering plans and system integration and test plans. She/he will support the development of system configuration documentation, including designs for capacity and performance planning, and will perform engineering activities, including risk assessments and analyses of alternatives for a variety of system-related issues and concerns. She/he will help define task success criteria and test procedures.

 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • The selected candidate will provide guidance and support for system engineering of large-scale systems, major system elements, and interfacing systems that are part of a large complex network environment with geographically distributed components.
  • She/he will interface with program management, system and software integration engineers, test engineers, information assurance engineers, and other project team members in an Agile environment.
  • She/he will be responsible for implementing system engineering practices to ensure the proper degree of engineering rigor is applied to all assigned tasks.
  • The selected individual will be responsible for communicating with and effectively collaborating with internal technical professionals on a day-to-day basis, and with POCs from customer
    organizations when necessary.
  • The systems engineer will actively participate in program increment planning and related agile team activities.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Favorable Polygraph
  • Must have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: system architecture, design, and development, requirements analysis, data flow design/analysis, network design/implementation, testing, and technical system documentation.
  • Must have experience analyzing user requirements, system architecture, and/or system requirements specifications.
  • Must possess an understanding of secure systems engineering and development.
  • Must have software development or shell scripting experience.
  • Must be comfortable working on multiple systems and components simultaneously in various configurations.
  • Must be capable of performing systems engineering activities in support of agile teams.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to effectively plan and prioritize tasking and communicate clearly regarding technical options and trade-offs.
  • Must be capable of performing high-quality work both independently and with a team in a fast-moving environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years of experience designing and developing large integrated systems.
  • Past experience using CAMEO is a plus.
  • Model-based systems engineering experience is a plus.
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology or as a member of an agile team.
  • Experience with technical documentation development.
  • Past Behavior Driven Development (BDD) or Test-Driven Development (TDD) experience a strong plus.

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