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System Engineer 1

Annapolis Junction, MD

The Technology Customer Gateway (TCG) team is seeking a Systems Engineer to support the design and engineering of the TCD-IID site and end-to-end systems engineering of the software tools that support outreach activities. The candidate should be comfortable working with a dynamic systems engineering team that focuses on user feedback driven design, content management and messaging, service marketing, user support and information brokering. The candidate should also have experience performing product testing for usability and the process for improving software tools to maximize user experience.
The best candidate for this position would be a self-motivated individual who has a strong attention to detail and prior experience in performing systems engineering in support of product teams using Agile development methods.  They must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, be comfortable in structure/semi-structured situations, be able to identify support gaps, and work pro-actively to get tasks done

Analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities. Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies. Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology. Incorporates new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation. Develops system Architecture and system design documentation. Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans. Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts. Ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility. Communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives.

Seven (7) years experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

·      Experience  in developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large scale systems.

·      Experience in developing technical documentation for issues and/or training.

·      Experience using agile and/or spiral development models.

·      Experience developing solutions integrating and extending COTS products.

·      Experience integrating COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors.

·      Knowledge and experience with developing distributed storage routing and querying algorithms.

·      Experience implementing storage area networks, data warehouses and data marts.

·      Experience optimizing storage, retrieval, back-up, and retention strategies across globally distributed, high throughput, text and multimedia storage and retrieval systems.

·      Experience developing and deploying storage within clustered or cloud environments.

Knowledge and experience with internals of HDFS, HADOOP, and/or HBase/Accumulo or BIG TABLE.

  • Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations

  • Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components

  • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions

  • Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan

  • Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis

  • Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)

  • Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents

  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle

  • Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness

  • Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable

  • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers

  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)

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