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Principal Systems Engineer/Architect

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology

This candidate will belong to an approximately ten person Cloud Operations systems administration team that is part of a larger Operations team working in a dynamic customer environment. Candidate will be responsible for supporting several cloud based repositories during the weekday day shift. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) monitor system health, (2) troubleshoot system problems, (3) maintain storage systems, (4) interface with other parts of the team for hardware, network, and infrastructure support, (5) provide after-hours on-call/call-in support on a rotational basis , (6) ensure system security requirements are satisfied, (7) create/maintain system scripts, (8) patch/upgrade system, and (9) administer user accounts. 

  • Required - Shall have a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in systems, hardware and software engineering 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 systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/ non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis. Shall have ten (10) years experience out of the most recent 13 years as a systems engineering lead, software engineering lead or top level contributor on mission critical 24 by 7 SIGINT production systems in one or a combination of the following areas:

    • Voice or video processing systems requiring ingest of multiple audio and video formats, playback to end users, storage, and retrieval

    • Transcription systems requiring input, synchronization and linkage with original content, storage and retrieval

    • Field deployable voice processing systems including data capture of multiple audio formats playback, ingest, storage and retrieval

    • Average ingest storage, content search and retrieval of 500GB/day or more of multilingual text

    • Distributed Peer to Peer content storage and retrieval systems with more than 500 nodes.

    • Metadata indexing, metadata summarization, content and metadata data mining, visualization and analytics.

  • Required - Shall have a minimum of ten (10) years experience leading, providing technical supervision, and guiding mid-level engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule.

  • Required - Shall have experience in developing documentation required to support a program’s technical issues and t raining situations.

  • Required - Shall have seven (7) years experience with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, security architectures.

  • Required - Shall have seven (7) years experience with system architectures in a service oriented environment.

  • Required - Shall have seven (7) years experience using agile or spiral development models.

  • Required - Shall have fifteen (15) years experience developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems with functional requirements.

  • Required - Shall have five (5) years experience “wrapping” legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework.

  • Required - Shall have seven (7) years experience developing solutions integrating and extending COTS and GOTS products.

  • Required - Shall have experience developing and deploying storage within clustered or cloud environments.

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