System Engineer

System Engineering Laurel, MD


Description

** Active Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance with polygraph required.**

For over 10 years Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Community's toughest software and analysis challenges. Our staff enjoy the benefits and career growth opportunities of an established organization with the amazing culture of a small company. We are an employee-owned small business, meaning our employees see the benefit of their contributions and have a stake in our overall success.

As a System Engineer you will be joining a dynamic team focused on end-to-end engineering and design of systems and tools in support of massively parallel enterprise platforms. A wide range of positions are available on a variety of teams focused on integration and administration of large Hadoop and Accumulo based clusters to dataflow management to content management and messaging. These positions are on a newly awarded contract supporting data warehousing and analytic platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc.
  • Develop system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
  • Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations
  • 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
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle
  • Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis
  • Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents
  • 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.)

Requirements:

  • 10 years’ experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university.

Nice to Haves:

  • 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.

Who We Are:

Are you ready to create, modernize, and deploy software that changes the world? In support of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, Visionist offers the most cutting-edge software engineering, design, and analysis services. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers develops a wide range of products, from high level software, to UX/UI design, low level reverse engineering, and everything in between. Our tools are used throughout our customer organizations and our expertise is sought out by industry leaders. Our focus in cyber (CNO), data science and analytics, and user experience design has made the tools we create unlike any in the world. If you’d like to join a group of individuals supporting mission critical tasking in a cleared environment, then Visionist is the place for you. Our collaborative work environment harbors creativity and innovation which makes us the front runners in our field. The mission is our focus, and our people are our passion.

Benefits Highlights:

  • 15% retirement combined contribution (5% matching + 10% additional) to 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) each year.
  • 4 weeks paid time off that is never “use or lose” AND 12 paid holidays.
  • Flexible hours with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off or receive straight-time overtime.
  • $10K tuition reimbursement or $1,950 student loan help annually.
  • Carefirst BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision.
  • Government shutdown protection means employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Career growth through continuing education, training, conferences and lunch & learns.
  • $7,500 employee referral bonus.
  • Parental benefits including extra leave, take-out meals and more.
  • $600 annual Lifestyle Bonus to support your personal fitness, tech upgrades or donate it to charity.
  • Competitive pay including annual raises and bonuses.
  • Fun employee and family gatherings like lunches, picnics, cooking contests D&D club and more!

U.S. Citizenship required (green card holders and permanent residents not eligible). Applicants selected will be required to obtain/maintain a government security clearance.

Visionist Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Protected Veterans / Individual with Disabilities employer.