Information Technology | Annapolis Junction , MD , US
Referral Eligible (more info can be found here: https://www.zapatatechnology.com/careers/external-referral-program/)
Zapata Technology is seeking a Systems Engineer I in Annapolis Junction, MD.
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- Analyze user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architecture to develop system requirements specifications.
- Analyze system requirements and lead design and development activities. Guides users in formulating requirements, advise alternative approaches, and conduct feasibility studies.
- Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.
- Incorporate new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation.
- Develop system Architecture and system design documentation.
- Guide system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans.
- Interact with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts.
- Ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.
- Communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives.
Required Qualifications and Skills include:
- 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.
- Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents.
- Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components.
- Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination.
- Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations.
- Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components.
- 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.
- Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis.
- Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP).
- Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents.
- Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle.
- Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness.
- Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable.
- Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers.
- 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.)
- Be able to quickly ascertain a variety of network infrastructure issues in a blended (Windows & UNIX) environment pertaining to service availability, latency, storage capacity, (mis)configurations, device hardware failures, and potential collateral damage associated with any hardware/software upgrades.
- Be able to act quickly and adapt/pivot during an outage, while possessing the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot issued on multiple networks that lack internet resources.
- Be flexible when introducing additional, new, and/or unfamiliar technology o the environment, and collaborate/assist with vendor support (if provided/available).
- Practical knowledge and experience in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the following products is critical:
- VMWare – vCenter ESXi 6.5 & 6.7 – storage arrays; Horizon Thin Client, vSphere, vROps
- Linux – Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, CentOS 7&8, Puppet, SNMP, Netflow analyzers/data (configuration and management), Ability to join Linus hosts to a Windows domain, Samba share installation
- Cisco – Catalyst 3850 & Nexus 3000, NextGEN Firewall
- Windows – Active Directory (LDAP), distributed switching knowledge
- Compliance knowledge – NESSUS scans, user privileged access, role-based access, documentation
- Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, Computer Science or a related discipline from an accredited college or university required with Seven (7) years experience as a Systems Engineer, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
- Five (5) years of additional System Engineering experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
Requires TS/SCI clearance. May require polygraph.
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 ChristinaHall@ZapataTechnology.com