Under limited supervision, the Senior Systems Engineer develops, operates and maintains a variety of complex technology systems. Participates in the integration of processes and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.
Works directly with senior technical personnel and project managers in the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects related to system and technical product development. Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures.
Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical systems. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and designs complex systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software/user compatibility. Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff.
Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff.
Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. May author or co-author technical reports.
Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.
Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.
Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.
Is recognized within the organization in one or more areas of technical expertise.
Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
Mastersdegree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics and 4 years of technical experience at the systems level in DoD projects; or Bachelor's
degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics and 6 years of technical experience at the systems-level in DoD projects; or
10 years’ experience in software development C4I systems.
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
Active Secret clearance required.
Current experience in Unix (specifically, the SOLARIS Operating System (OS), C, C++, Windows, XWindows, JAVA/JAVAEE, and SQL-based systems).
Experience with formal test training and knowledge of IEEE 12207 testing standards.
Experience using IEEE 12207, Systems and software engineering-- Software lifecycle processes
Experience with Services oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services, including the following standards, protocols and styles used for Web services development: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Universal