Systems engineer

sierra nevada corporation
Herndon, VA
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), in Herndon VA is working on medium to large scale information and technology solutions. We work on deep technical problems that span a variety of missions. We are seeking a Systems Engineer who feels strongly about supporting and improving these solutions to make an impact on our customers' missions. As a Systems Engineer at SNC, you will have the opportunity to support multiple programs across the organization. You will apply a systems engineering approach and methodology to a wide variety of analysis, design, development, integration, and test efforts. An SNC Systems Engineer: * Has a working knowledge of sound engineering principles. * Can ensure standards are incorporated into product development. * Is a natural problem solver. * Has strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal. * Has the ability to elicit, derive, and document system requirements to meet customer specifications. * Either leads or participates as a member of an Agile Project Team. * Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs software applications and systems that contain complex logic and mathematical algorithms. * Generates requirements backlogs, project plans, test plans, test reports, architecture diagrams, and technical presentations. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: * Lead (or participate in) project efforts to interpret customer requirements and decompose them into system requirements and project backlog items. * Originate technical evaluations, system verification/validation plans and procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design, development, and integration activities. * Perform software unit testing for a complex, proprietary web application. * Coordinate with User Interface developer, backend developer and User Experience designer to build new and update existing web pages * Report software bugs and coordinate with development team to resolve bugs and retest functionality * Research issues reported by end customer * Document high level test cases for multiple components of the web application * Perform regression testing * Act as a technical liaison to the Program Manager * Create technical content for stakeholder decision-makers, such as sprint review material, white papers, alternative of analysis, and technical proposals. * Brief customers and internal stakeholders on technical progress, risks, and alternative courses of action. Required Experience, Education, and Skills: * BS in Systems Engineering or related Engineering field. * 3+ years of experience * Java, Elasticsearch, Angular JS * Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. * Understanding of systems engineering lifecycle, to include requirements analysis, design, integration & test, and trade studies. * Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. * 3+ years of testing experience of web applications. * Experience creating technical reports and presentations. * Basic SQL knowledge. * Strong problem solving skills. * Strong team collaboration skills. * Ability to obtain a DOD clearance required. Desired Experience and Skills: * Experience working on agile programs. * Experience with agile tools; JIRA, Confluence * Experience with 508 Compliance testing * Exposure to cyber security or network logs is a plus. * Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification IMPORTANT NOTICES: * This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret US Security Clearance. US Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain US Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement * To conform to US Government export regulations, applicant must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the US Department of State. *LIJW Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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