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ASRC Federal Holding Company Principal Systems Engineer in COLUMBIA, Maryland

Position : Principal Systems Engineer

Location : COLUMBIA, MD

  • Utilizes Linux scripting and programming languages (e.g., Go, Python, Ruby, C, C++), for software development and software design of systems using cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack.

  • Works individually or as part of a team to develop, maintain, and enhance complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements.

  • Conducts technical integration activities with peer organizations and customers.

  • Understands the system at a technical level and works with peer and customer organizations to achieve integration which may include high level activities like integrating the system with a peer system, or low level activities such as assisting with a customer's data flow.

  • Resolves software report problems.

  • Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

  • REQUIRED: BA/BS Degree in a technical discipline related to the experience requirements as stated herein (such as: Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems). 

  • DESIRED: Advanced Degree in a Technical Field, such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. 

  • Management / Technical Skills

  • REQUIRED: Minimum twenty (20) years experience in a technical role in projects and programs for Government or Industry customers.

  • REQUIRED: Twelve (12) years experience as a Systems Engineer in programs that encompass system architecture, requirements analysis, process execution and evaluation.

  • REQUIRED: At least five (5) years direct experience with an intelligence community or signals intelligence activity.

  • REQUIRED: Experience developing strategic and implementation plans for large-scale information systems.

  • REQUIRED: Experience reverse engineering and re-engineering.

  • REQUIRED: Experience developing system architecture and design including: Software, Hardware, Communications, Interface requirements.

  • REQUIRED: Experience in leading systems definition, trade-off and design activities.

  • REQUIRED: Experience in leading analysis of system requirements and components.

  • REQUIRED: Experience in performing system audits to ensure intended system functionality, operation, and performance requirements are achieved.

  • REQUIRED: Experience in system performance analysis.

  • REQUIRED: Experience in planning the next generation system.

  • REQUIRED: Experience providing leadership and vision for system engineering of large-scale systems, major system elements, and/or interfacing systems.

  • REQUIRED: Experience providing overall system engineering expertise in the architecture, design, development, requirements analysis, data flow, network design and/or implementation, or testing for the program.

  • DESIRED: Experience in Agile development methodology (such as NSA Spin development).

Job Specific Required Skills:

  • Experience with Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)

  • Experience with programming Languages such as Go, Python, Ruby, C, or C++ Experience with test automation software to develop automated test beds and data sets used to validate integration of new capabilities

  • Experience working in a DevOps environment (e.g., automated deployments, system configuration, testing/validation)

  • Experience with Linux Scripting

  • Experience with Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) technologies such as Amazon Web Service (AWS) or Open Stack

  • Experience with tools such as Ansible, Salt, Puppet and Virtualization

Job Specific Desired Skills:

  • Technical experience with data flows TCP/IP networking, Linux, Git, security plans, software architecture, etc.

This position requires an active Security Clearance.

Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph. Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.