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ASRC Federal Holding Company Principal Systems Engineer in COLUMBIA, Maryland

Position : Principal Systems Engineer

Location : COLUMBIA, MD

  • Provide systems engineering support to large-scale systems, major system elements, and/or interfacing systems within a cloud or virtual environment.

  • Provide design, development, requirements analysis, data flow, or testing for the program.

  • Analyze user requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architecture to develop system requirements specifications.

  • Support cloud technology adoption and integration of components into the cloud architecture.

  • Interface with compliance and security organizations to investigate, guide and ensure appropriate data handling and security postures are included in requirements, design, and implementations.

  • Guide users in formulating requirements, advise alternative approaches, conduct feasibility studies, and identify risk.

  • Facilitate the interface between customer and development teams; communicate requirements and design to developer teams for implementation; track and review development, keeping the customer in the loop

  • Review and draft white papers and technical materials

  • Develop physical models based on relational data to potentially be housed in a non-relational cloud technology database

  • Develop efficient and access-compliant manifestations of data using cloud technologies

  • Use tools and analysis to identify key data and subsequently structured data for improved discovery and search capabilities

  • Compare and contrast performance, scalability, maintainability, availability, security, and compliance of database technologies

  • Conduct statistical analysis of data

  • 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 as a Systems Engineer in programs that encompass systems architecture, requirements analysis, process execution and evaluation

  • Experience in application migration into cloud environments and technologies, as well as customer data types, protocols, and policies

  • Experience with or knowledge of analytics processing and metrics

  • Experience with customer requirement solicitation, capture, and refinement, decomposing requirements into system and functional requirements

  • Experience in defining and modeling business processes and workflows and identifying mechanisms and approaches for process improvement and/or automation

  • Strong system engineering experience working with development teams as well as demonstrated proficiency engaging with senior developers

  • Excellent technical, nontechnical and bridging communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Understanding of customer security and compliance regulations, directives, and policies; experience interfacing with and navigating policy and compliance governing organizations processes

  • Knowledge of the formal Systems Engineering discipline and Systems Engineering artifacts

  • Experience with conceptual data modeling

Job Specific Desired Skills:

  • Experience with JIRA and Agile/Kanban methodologies

  • Knowledge of database technologies such as Accumulo, Elasticsearch, or Splunk

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.

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