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Senior Level System Engineer (SIGINT, Linux)

Position Description:

Candidate will work as part of an integration & test team which utilizes a diverse dynamic workforce, including experts in their fields. Specific duties include:

  • Develop presentations and documentation to illustrate complex system behavior.
  • Utilize Rally to track performance on requirements, requests for change, and defect fixes
  • Coordination with test teams and other stakeholders
  • Work with teams to enhance software framework
  • Responsible for performing system design, integration, test and documentation duties to ensure proper operation of hardware and software platforms.

Labor Requirements:

  • Supports the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy)
  • Supports the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes)
  • In conjunction with system stakeholders, plans the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements
  • Manages and ensures the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance
  • Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan
  • Establishes a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, considers impacts prior to commitment to change, gains stakeholder buy-in, eliminates ambiguity, ensures traceability to source requirements, and tracks and settles open actions
  • Prepares time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions
  • Captures all interface designs in a common interface control format, and stores interface data in a commonly accessible repository
  • Establishes and follows a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces
  • Conducts quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produceability, etc.)
  • Reviews and/or approves system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete
  • Develops scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs
  • Implements operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards
  • Implements comprehensive SOA solutions
  • Provides technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components 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 Volume-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis

Technical Skills Required:

  • Ability to objectively assess possible architectural limitations or shortcomings in such areas as scaling, speed, and throughput
  • Solid understanding of applicable commercial technologies and commercial best practices, as they related to the specific demands of SIGINT
  • Proficiency in Linux (evidenced in resume/experience)
  • Experience working with networking protocols such as TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of SIGINT mission systems
  • Familiarity with code development, test and configuration management tools such as ClearQuest, ClearCase, Maven, Nexus, Wikis
  • Familiarity with Scripting (Perl, Bash, Ruby, etc.)
  • Familiarity with XML/XSD, messaging and schemas
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint.

 Minimum Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Fourteen (14) 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). Multi-discipline background including both hardware and software
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required
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