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Principal Level Systems Engineer

Labor Requirements:

  • Experience in many various system design and development to include: articulating the architectural vision; conceptualizing and experimenting with alternative architectural approaches; creating models and component and interface specifications documents and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions.
  • Detailed experience developing documentation required to support a program’s technical issues and training situations
  • Experience with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, data ontologies, security architectures and CASE tool selection and use.
  • In depth experience performing a variety of tasks related to knowledge/ technique dissemination to analytic workforce; demonstrated ability to convey new techniques and technologies to analytic workforce and facilitate transfer of acquired knowledge from experienced analysts to new analysts
  • Working experience with system architectures in a service-oriented environment and integrating information systems into SOA or ESB architectures
  • Experience in analytical environments/intelligence production organizations
  • Working knowledge of agile and/or spiral development models. Developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large-scale programs
  • Experience “wrapping” legacy systems or components as Web Services within an SOA framework
  • Experience developing solutions integrating and extending integrating FOSS, COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors
  • Knowledge of implementing solutions with PKI-controlled access
  • Working knowledge of developing and deploying integrated desktop applications 

Technical Skills Required:

  • Strong Unix system administration skills, including configuration, troubleshooting, and automation
  • Passion for developing backend systems software that improves sustainability and operations
  • Proven technical troubleshooting and performance tuning experience
  • Must have fluency in at least one scripting/coding language such as Ruby, Shell, Python, or Java
  • Experience writing software for configuration management systems (Puppet, Chef) in a production environment
  • Experience configuring and/or utilizing monitoring/logging solutions for operations such as; Nagios, Collectd, logstash, Kafka, Cassandra
  • Solid web infrastructure fundamentals: TCP/IP NDS, HTTP, caching REST, and scale out
  • Exceptional analytical abilities
  • Experience configuring java Application servers such as Tomcat, Netty
  • Experience configuring WWW servers such as apache, nginx, haproxy
  • Experience using distributed source code control such as Git, mercurial
  • Conducting root cause analysis on production issues with other engineers and software developers
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive 

Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • Experience with security accreditation process for our customer
  • Knowledge of the Java development process and use of tools such as maven, Junit, SLF4J
  • Knowledge of the following:
    • Apache Mesos, Linux cgroups
    • Web development
    • JavaScript/JSON
    • Java SE 5+, java EE (Servlets, JSP)
    • REST/Web architecture
    • HTTP specification (methods, headers, response codes)
  • Experience with noSQL databases: Cassandra, MongoDB, Berkeley DB
  • Network security experience:
    • Access and authorization – PKI, chain trusting, Central Authentication System
    • Threat model development
    • Vulnerability assessments 

Minimum Experience Required:

  • At least eighteen (18) years in performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis. Bachelor’s Degree in a related Technical Field may be substitute for four (4) years experience. Master’s Degree in a Technical Field will be considered equivalent to an additional two (2) years experience.
  • At least ten (10) years leading, providing technical supervision, and guiding senior-level engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related Technical Field may be substitute for four (4) years’ experience. Master’s Degree in a Technical Field will be considered equivalent to an additional two (2) years’ experience.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required
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