Senior Advanced Systems Engineer

Fairfax, VA
Jul 25, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Full Time
Our company engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran Responsibilities: BachelorA cents € (TM) s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required. Qualifications: We have an immediate opening for a Senior Advanced Systems Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nationA cents € (TM) s core defense/intelligence services and systems. Our employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: The Senior Advanced Systems Engineer position requires someone with a proactive mindset to build and maintain critical systems as part of an Agile team that supports a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline involving end-to-end system performance validation efforts. The Senior Advanced Systems Engineer will ensure various lab environments are installed, configured, maintained, and representative of customer environments to ensure various stakeholders can perform necessary integration, testing, and training efforts. This includes setting up VMs, services, containers, datastores, and working to insert new tech into the environments. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently under pressure and effectively identify, recommend, and solve system related issues to ensure lab environments, test environments, and various applications are properly configured to meet program needs at all times. The ideal candidate is: A cents € cents a strong team player/collaborator who works effectively with remote, non-collocated teams A cents € cents a strong problem solver who drives resolutions for system interdependencies/issues A cents € cents a strong communicator who provides clear status updates across various stakeholders In addition to maintaining systems and solving problems, novel system solutions will be greatly valued, especially using the latest accepted system technologies to gain efficiencies in maintenance and testing. The ideal candidate will have a general passion for designing, configuring, and maintaining complex system environments and will possess an inquisitive mind that can quickly adapt and work effectively with a variety of stakeholders including, software developers, testers, trainers, security teams, management, outside vendors, etc. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to perform technical activities that impact the design and performance of multiple advanced software systems. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Required for this position: A cents € cents o Engineering Skills / Experience: A cents € cents Hardware support (Cisco, NetApp, HP Bladesystem, Dell Servers, Isilon NAS and/or similar technology) A cents € cents System installation/management (rack and cable new hardware) A cents € cents Inventory Management and Asset Cataloging/Disposition A cents € cents VM allocation and setup A cents € cents Knowledge of Operating System and software (Windows, Linux OS versions, Docker, Kubernetes, and related technology) A cents € cents Database installation/maintenance (SQL/NoSQL and large datasets) A cents € cents Installation/management of commercial software tools (K8, Docker, Apache ZooKeeper, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Apache Kafka) A cents € cents In-lab and on-site engineering support A cents € cents System administration, troubleshooting and problem resolution expertise (eg, setting/configuration issues, in support to test/operational activities A cents € cents Scripted installation of program software A cents € cents Advanced system design and engineering experience in on-prem and in-cloud A cents € cents Designing, deploying and managing systems and related microservices in the cloud and on multiple virtual/physical platforms A cents € cents Virtualization and Cloud design/build/install/support (C2S/AWS, ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server) A cents € cents Cross and/or Mirrored Domain Implementations o DevOps Engineering Skills: A cents € cents Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipeline A cents € cents Test and integration expertise, DEVOPS and similar experience A cents € cents Ansible, Tower A cents € cents GitLab A cents € cents Jenkins A cents € cents Docker A cents € cents Provide Quality Assurance function for deliverable software as required o Foundational Skills: A cents € cents Flexible and versatile enough to work on a variety of different tasks and technologies A cents € cents Strong communication skills A cents € cents Strong team collaborator A cents € cents Well-informed of current and future technologies A cents € cents Strong hands-on experience A cents € cents Problem-solver, well-versed in troubleshooting A cents € cents Self-starter, does not need training in software engineering/computer science fundamentals A cents € cents Planning and tracking team delegation A cents € cents Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields A cents € cents Proficient understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts, practices, and standards A cents € cents The ability to multitask and sustain multiple operational systems simultaneously based on current operational needs Preferred for this position: A cents € cents o ? Engineering Skills / Experience: o Designing, deploying and managing system applications, thick clients, and related microservices in the cloud and on multiple virtual/physical platforms o Imagery and motion imagery system support experience o Troubleshooting and negotiating insertion of new tech o Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task o Commitment to ongoing professional development o Familiar with scripting languages