System Engineer 1261

System Engineer 1261 | Annapolis Junction, 20701, Annapolis Junction, MD, US

Referral Eligible 



Zapata Technology is seeking a cleared person holding a TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph to become a System Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD. Check out the details below and our awesome benefits here. 


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the technical integrity of work and deliverables.
  • Assist in development of sections of systems engineering documentation.
  • Manage and assist with system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of hardware, software, facility, and personnel components.
  • Design new capabilities.
  • Assist in the development of system engineering documentation.
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration.
  • Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets.
  • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions. 
  • Develop system design solution requirements and fulfills the functional analysis.
  • Develop requirements for Information Assurance Basic, Information Assurance Mechanisms and Security Mechanism Technology.
  • Planning and preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans.   
  • Establish a process to control and manage change requirements.
  • Implement SOA solutions.
  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams.
  • Capture interface design in a common interface control format, and stores interface data in repository.
  • Define methods, process, and evaluation criteria against requirements.
  • Provide technical direction for complex hardware/software systems.
  • Develop scenarios and Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and environment.
  • Preform risk assessments.


Job Qualifications:

Required Qualifications and Skills include:

  • Must be a team player.
  • Ability to analyze user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. 
  • Ability to analyze system requirements, design, and development. 
  • Ability to assist users in formulating requirements, approaches, and feasibility. 
  • Ability to incorporate new plans, designs, and systems into ongoing operations. 
  • Ability to develop technical documentation. 
  • Ability to derive from the system requirements and understanding of stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements.
  • Understanding of work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages, and integrated master plan (IMP)
  • Ability to conduct quantitative analysis.


Education/Experience include:

  • Fourteen (14) years’ experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity within the Federal Government
  • Bachelor’s degree in System 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 SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 


Working Conditions:

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full time position


Clearance Type:

Employment is contingent on maintaining the required TS/SCI clearance with polygraph, as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, drug screens. 


AAP/EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Zapata Technology, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation to applicants who are veterans or who have disabilities and are unable to fully use our company application system. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Christina Hall, EEO Coordinator at