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Systems Engineer (Level 2)

Fort George G Meade, MD · Information Technology
Work Description(s)

Analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. Assess current data flow processes, define technical and process improvements to achieve increased mission efficiency, system performance, data quality, data integrity, data minimization and legal compliance. Define requirements and recommend improvements to data flow management tools and processes. Respond to time sensitive requests from customers.  Recommend, develop and manage customer communications and customer engagement strategies to support data management activities and objectives.  Incorporates new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation.

Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.  Perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual operating systems (OSs), to include provisioning, configuration, patching and update management, platform securing/hardening.  Provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems.  Automate system administration functionality (e.g., provide automatic patch installation). Research, evaluate and recommend methods and products for protecting computer data and applications. Develop technical documentation to include system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, administrative procedures and instructions. Develop scripts to support remote deployment, troubleshooting and system maintenance activities. Provide assistance to users accessing and using IT systems.

Other Qualifications:  Fourteen (14) years experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required.  Bachelor’s degree in Systems 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 systems engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to the minimum required experience specified in the Statement of Work for the selected labor category, the following special technical skills are also required:
  • 6+ years of experience in Network Information Service and UNIX/LINUX operating systems (RedHat, CentOs, etc)
  • 6+ years of experience with developing and implementing system configuration scripts in C, C++, Python, Perl, Java, ksh, csh, Bourne, and Bash.
  • General understanding of SIGINT data flows and related mission systems
  • Experience providing support to IT systems, including day-to day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution of all of client/server/storage/network devices, etc.
  • Knowledge of systems and network security, auditing, and user authentication
  • Experience applying Operating System patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities
  • Draft technical requirements, engineering documents, configuration documents, training manuals, and troubleshooting processes, updating as needed.
  • Perform on-call duties as needed
In addition to the minimum required experience specified in the Statement of Work for the selected labor category, the following special technical skills are also desired:
  • Experience with providing system administration service for Linux infrastructure and development systems
  • Experience with C, C++, Java, Python
  • Experience with and programming knowledge of XML, JSON
  • Knowledge of telecommunications signals
  • Experience working with event driven procession and data streaming
  • GUI Programming and familiarity with assistive technologies, Atlassian Confluence,
  • Experience with Linux package management system (RPM, YUM)
  • Must be able to work between 0700-1700
  • DoD 8570 compliant certification, including IAT Level II or greater (Security+CE, CCNA Security; CySA+; GICSP; GSEC; SSCP)

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