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Principal Systems Engineer w/ 19 years experience

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology

The Principal Systems Engineer will support a DevOps / Rapid Prototyping effort, working with customers to flush out requirements before handing off mockups to Software Engineers. The engineer will expand on rough mockups developed using Atlassian Gliffy and turn them into more polished prototypes built using a combination of HTML, CSS, and scripting (Perl / Python / JavaScript), and MongoDB. The prototypes will be used to confirm expectations with customers before handing off tasking to the Software Development team to build production quality implementations. The engineer should have some scripting / software experience to be successful in the role.

• 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 10 years’ experience leading, planning, conducting, and coordinating the activities of senior level system engineers
• At least 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
• 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 and facilitate transference of acquired knowledge from more experienced analysts to new analysts
• Experience integrating information systems into Service Oriented architectures, CLOUD infrastructures, or on to Enterprise Service Bus architectures
• Experience developing solutions integrating and extending FOSS/COTS products
• Experience integrating FOSS, COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors

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