System Engineer 1262

System Engineer 1262 | 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 baseline of work and deliverables.
  • Review and control of configuration of a system or hardware and software components associated with documentation.
  • Design new capabilities.
  • Assist in the development of system engineering documentation.
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration.
  • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions. 
  • Implement SOA solutions.
  • Conduct and/or approve end-to-end system trade analyses
  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams.
  • Capture interface design in a common interface control format, and stores interface data in repository.
  • Conduct quantitative analysis.
  • Define methods, process, and evaluation criteria against requirements.
  • Ability to provide technical direction for complex hardware/software systems.
  • Establish a process to control and manage change requirements.
  • Coordinate resolution and a member of Configuration Control Board (CCB).
  • Validate models, simulations, and prototyping.
  • Develop operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures
  • Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards.
  • Participant within an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
  • Develop alternate course of action, workarounds, and fallback positions.
  • Fully define interface terms of origination, destination, stimulus and data characteristics of software.
  • Improve standard integration strategies. 
  • Assess risks to the program of all interfaces.
  • Provide formal procedure for coordinating system integration.

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 assist users in formulating requirements, approaches, and feasibility. 
  • 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)


Education/Experience include:

  • Twenty (20) 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