Systems Engineer - Disaster Recovery

Knowledge Management, Inc.
Arlington, VA
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) providing Information Technology, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Professional services to the Federal markets. Since 1998, our solutions and services have improved our client's performance and operational effectiveness, while reducing costs and mapping technology needs for tomorrow's requirements. Title: Systems Engineer (Disaster Recovery) Locations: Arlington (Rosslyn), VA. This position does allow for Telework, there may be times when the employee works one day a week in the office. Required clearance: Secret (Active) Work Status: US Citizen Estimated Contract Duration: Base year + 6 (1 - year options) Education: Bachelor's degree with 5-10 years' experience; Additional years of relevant experience maybe considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. Description: Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) is seeking a Systems Engineer (Disaster Recovery) to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Department of State (DOS) Consular Affairs Enterprise Infrastructure Operations (CAEIO) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to provide IT Operations and Maintenance to modernize the legacy networks, applications, and databases supporting CA services globally. The Systems Engineer (Disaster Recovery) will be a member of the CA/CST CAEIO Engineering Team, responsible for working closely with other CAEIO team members, application/system owners, and Government Leadership to ensure Consular Affairs mission success.Responsibilities: Provide technical leadership on Disaster Recovery and Redundancy for modernized and legacy systems, infrastructure, and services leveraged by CA applications. Develop Disaster Recovery (DR) strategies, DR Plans, Business Impact Assessments (BIA) for legacy and modernized C1 services to include identity management, networks, databases, storage, monitoring, on-premises infrastructure (to include containerized environments), and cloud capabilities (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). Perform tabletop and live DR exercises. Support capability/technology roadmaps that enhance delivery of disaster recovery for C1 services and applications. Participate in enterprise architecture, cloud, and modernization working groups. Prioritize and manage work using agile methodology to enhance service delivery of SO capabilities. Work closely with the Engineering Manager, Government Customer, and other Systems Engineers/Architects to prioritize disaster recovery efforts and ensure successful integration of modernized services. Leverage IBM Jazz Agile tool to track all engineering features, stories, and tasks. Support cross-team collaboration across 350-person organization where integrated capabilities are critical to mission success. Collaborate with CAEIO and CSM Teams to ensure DR and Redundancy efforts meet requirements in the areas of security, capacity, and availability. Work with other CA organizations and vendors to effectively design/integrate/test/deploy DR capabilities into production environment. Support monthly Engineering reports in the areas of DR and Redundancy Ensure all Engineering configuration changes follow approved change management processes and security configuration guidelines. Support Government Customer with ad hoc tasks and data calls.Qualifications:Required Qualifications: Requires an active SECRET or TOP SECRET Government Security Clearance. Bachelor's degree with 5-10 years' experience; Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. Experience supporting disaster recovery for mission critical/essential capabilities for the Federal Government. Experience performing COTS DR, integration, development, and administration. Experience working with system owners to identify DR requirements, design/develop DR solutions, and integrate in production environments. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience working directly with Government customers. Ability to work in high tempo environment.Desired Qualifications: Experience with enterprise systems including Identity Management/Authentication/SSO, Databases, Directories, Monitoring, HTTP, Application Servers, Networks (FW, Load Balancers) and others. Experience with Oracle Linux and RHEL Linux, networking components, physical servers, Oracle databases, virtual infrastructure, containerized environments. Experience RMF and DoD STIGs or DS Security Guides. Industry relevant certifications. Experience with Department of State. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (fully vaccinated) as a condition of employment. Reasonable accommodations based on medical proof or religious beliefs will be considered.E-Verify Statement. Knowledge Management, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, KMI is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision. Knowledge Management, Inc. 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 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 contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Disability Statement. Knowledge Management aims to be a supportive workplace in all aspects of diversity, including accommodating those with additional needs. If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation or assistance at any point in the application or onboarding process, please email us at

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