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Principal Systems Engineer w/ 19 years experience

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology
The Principal Systems Engineer will join an experienced team working on efforts to modernize an existing system that has reached its performance limits. The existing system is built with Java, JDBC, Apache NiFi, Oracle, JMS (Tibco and ActiveMQ), and REST. Over time, the number of relationships managed by the system has seen exponential growth. The Principal Systems Engineer will work with a database administrator, software engineer, and systems administrator to upgrade the application to perform better. Key to the position is the ability to maintain customer relationships, communication within the team, and progress against a schedule.

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 19 years experience as a Systems Engineer performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting system requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/nontechnical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis; A Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field is highly desired and will be considered equivalent to 4 years experience
• At least ten (10) years’ experience leading, planning, conducting, and coordinating the activities of senior level system engineers
• At least three (3) years of SIGINT experience solving varied technical/scientific problems, and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule
• Experience leading systems analysis, design, and architecture efforts
• Experience with SW development Methodologies (i.e. RAD)
• Demonstrated the ability to solve complex system/integration problems through innovative solutions
• Experience briefing senior level management on technical solutions, cost impacts, and risks
• Experience designing systems to meet Key Performance Parameters (KPP)
• Experience in developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations
• Experience in analytical environments/intelligence production organizations
• Experience in developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large-scale programs
• Experience developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated HW & SW systems with functional requirements
• Experience with system architectures in a service oriented and Enterprise Service Bus environment
• Experience using agile and/or spiral development models
• Experience implementing solutions with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-controlled access

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong communication skills in a customer facing role
• Ability to lead a small team of engineers, planning work, directing tasks, overcoming challenges, and communicating status
• Engineering experience exposure to web / REST application, Oracle database backend, Linux system
• Familiar with customer compliance
• Works with a sense of urgency
• Ability to manage customer expectations through over-communication
• Published Technical writings, such as white papers, technical journals
• Experience with Object Oriented development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, data ontologies, security architectures and CASE tool selection and use
• Experience performing a variety of tasks related to knowledge/technique dissemination to groups of analytic workforce
• Demonstrated ability to convey new techniques and technologies to analytic workforce
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