VariQ

Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-VA
Job ID
2020-3849
Posted Date
11/13/2020
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology
Clearance
Secret
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred
Type
Contract - W2

Overview

Our client is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. VariQ is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to collaborate with the Customer’s SE&I team to assess architectures and requirements, to develop derived requirements and systems engineering artifacts, and to guide Agile scrum teams in the development of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.  

 

Additional Information:

  • Salary: Market rate/dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: Active Secret clearance. Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Available: ASAP 
  • Location: Dulles, VA

Responsibilities

  • Providing Systems Engineering expertise and leadership in support of a large cybersecurity system
  • Assisting the Chief Engineer and the Development teams in the development, integration, and testing of advanced leading-edge cybersecurity capabilities
  • Collaborating within Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the system design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities
  • Interfacing directly with the Customer, stakeholders, and end-users regarding capability architectures, requirements, use cases, and stories to derive, develop and decompose next-cycle updates and specifications
  • Supporting risk assessments and developing risk mitigation countermeasures
  • Conducting trade studies to determine improvements to system capabilities and system delivery processes (hardware, software, architecture, automated deployments, training).

Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have an active Secret clearance and be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • 10+ years of directly relevant systems engineering experience such as allocation of hardware and software requirements, development of use cases and stories, interface definition, and systems integration & test
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to effectively work as a leader, in a group, or as an individual contributor
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment, ideally in a leadership role
  • Experience with and technical understanding of cybersecurity attack-mitigation techniques and cybersecurity architectures
  • Experience with Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and practices, Change Management practices, requirements management, traceability, and associated tools
  • Possesses or quickly develops a comprehensive understanding of Government Information Security policies, regulations, and guidelines
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across agencies and physical locations.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or similar lean Agile framework
  • Agile Systems Engineering and/or development experience
  • DevSecOps or DevOps experience
  • Experience and/or familiarity with architectural views including operational, technical standards, and system/services views and business, data, applications, and technology architectures using applicable standards (e.g., DODAF, FEAF)
  • Experience and/or familiarity with software and system lifecycle methodologies, (e.g ISO, CMMI, ITIL, Agile, SAFe)
  • Experience with requirements management tools (DOORS preferred)
  • Experience and/or familiarity of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and security and privacy controls (NIST 800-37 and NIST 800-53)
  • DHS experience.

 

Required Education:

  • BS Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, OR a related field. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

 

Desired Certifications:

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level I or II (e.g. CISSP)
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) or similar
  • SAFe certification (SA, SP, SSM/SASM, RTE, POPM, SPD, ASE, or SPC)

 

OTHER DUTIES

  • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 

NOTE

  • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

 

VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace.

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