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Principal System Engineer

Position Description:

  • Support tactical engineering activities to accomplish spin goals to include participating in design meetings and technical review meetings; developing technical plans to guide capability development; preparing test plans and procedures; executing thread testing and writing test reports; reporting status of capability development activities; and reporting thread goals and results
  • Work with a team of Integrators, Testers, and Network Engineers to meet criteria for each Spin
  • Writing technical documentation. The documentation will include but not be limited to: technical management plans, requirements documents, test documents, deployment documents, and technical briefings
  • Liaise with customer to provide daily updates on progress of Spin goals
  • Coordinate the health & status and metrics monitoring of deployed systems
  • This position is for a System Engineer to support a Government Engineering Team. The primary role for this position is to provide system-engineering support for integrating, deploying, upgrading, and monitoring a fielded capability.

Labor Requirements:

  • Reviews and provides input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)
  • Develops derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)
  • Develops system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis
  • Defines the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan
  • Participates in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers
  • Generates alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions
  • Derives lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable
  • Derives from the system requirements and understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness
  • Allocates real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components

Technical Skills Required:

  • Experience in full system life cycle from concept development through testing and deployment
  • The candidate must have demonstrated ability to write system engineering documentation and be able to deliver technical presentation to large audiences
  • The candidate must be results-oriented, self-motivated and an effective communicator
  • The candidate must have working experience with MS Office products

Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • Knowledge of DNI technologies and protocols
  • Experience in integrating systems into a system of systems
  • General knowledge of XML technologies

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional system engineering experience on projects with similar processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Twelve years of experience as a Systems Engineer supporting programs to develop and field large-scale systems to include experience in system architecture, requirements analysis, system documentation, system evaluation, and process execution and evaluation
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required (experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is preferred).
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

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