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ID #10478364
State District of Columbia
City Washington
Job type Permanent
Source Honu Services
Showed 2021-03-02
Date 2021-03-02
Deadline 2021-05-01
Category Et cetera
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Systems Engineer - Senior

District of Columbia, Washington, 56901 Washington USA
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Position/Job Title

: Systems Engineer - Senior

Work Location

: Washington, D.C.

Job Summary: The candidate will work within a cohesive engineering team to design and implement computer systems, software, and networks. This candidate will also be responsible for supporting the design, production, and test of a space system. The systems engineer ensures that computer systems function efficiently and securely to support the company and projects information technology needs to increase the probability of system success, reduce risk, and reduce total life cycle cost. Leveraging specific aspects of customer concerns, requirements and positions, the candidate will help manage the systems engineering and test planning and processes. Provides technical expertise, continuity of effort and value-added judgment to advise customers and work within a team construct.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:

  • Understand and track system developer's system engineering processes
  • Identify, plan for, and handle cost, schedule, and performance risks and opportunities
  • Develop a comprehensive test plan for all aspects of the system in close coordination with system stakeholders and user community
  • Communicate recommendations clearly with program manager and up through senior Department leadership, using verbal and written presentation material
  • Work with relatively low levels of oversight
  • Ability to drive actions to closure with a focus on capability delivery
  • Communicates with staff or clients to understand specific system requirements.
  • Coordinates system development tasks to include designing and implementing computer systems, software and networks including defining complex system requirements, determining system specifications, and processes and working parameters.
  • Performs systems integration and formal testing to ensure hardware and software are compatible and capable of required performance metrics.
  • Oversees all transitions into production.
  • Develops and completes actions in system specifications, technical and logistical requirements, and other disciplines.
  • Creates and maintains programmatic and technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.
  • Manages and documents system configurations.
  • Domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large complex projects.
  • Conducts analysis and presents briefings to top management and senior leadership to include findings, analysis, and recommended solutions for complex real-world problems where required solutions are often needed in short time frames and are urgent in nature.
  • Provides analytical support and subject matter expert (SME) evaluation of programs aimed at enhancing warfighter capabilities and data exchanges at the tactical, theater, and strategic levels.
  • Provides engineering and technical advice as well as integration of new and innovative technologies into existing or proposed programs while accounting for complexities of integrating between multiple classification levels.
  • Supports project management and program development as well as execution and evaluation of cost, performance, schedule, and risks throughout program execution.
  • Continuously evaluates technologies at various readiness levels to assess if they should be included in existing or future projects.
  • Preparation and presentation of briefings to senior management and their staff or visiting personnel and assisting in the development and management of project management plans, project execution plans and project proposals to support special capabilities development and cross-domain integration.
  • Provides timely and accurate special capability and program support to ensure high level deadlines and taskers are met and answered.
  • Supports Research and Development (R&D) projects by investigating new technical capabilities that can be leveraged in support of warfighter operations and integration; provide guidance to capability providers in the apportionment/de-apportionment processes and supported package coordination; act as the operational focal point, as well as the process SME for matters relating to integration of special capabilities and new capability development.
  • Provides project plans, phasing, and outlines of desired objectives to execute a phased program as fast as possible while still meeting objectives, milestones, and providing both technical and programmatic leadership support throughout the program.
  • Supports development of new projects by supporting development, testing and analysis of efforts for air, space, and cyberspace projects to include coordination of efforts across multiple government agencies and classification levels including other critical mission partners to introduce and evaluate the utility of AF and IC collection integration capabilities.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience/Skills Required:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in a related engineering discipline
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing systems engineering, test, and risk processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working space system acquisition and/or space system development
  • Demonstrated experience delivering professional products and reports
  • Ability to write, communicate, and present to all levels of leadership and internal team
  • Be exceptionally driven and possessive of a demonstrated reputation for providing high-quality work
  • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification
  • Must possess and maintain an IT I level certification IAW AR 25-2 and an IAT II certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M
Preferred Qualifications and Primary Responsibilities:

  • Self-motivated and able to operate independently with an organic initiative to consistently improve products and processes
  • Master's Degree in a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience with Special Access Programs (SAPs)


  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by nature
  • Strong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposals
  • Proficient problem-solving skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Enjoys the challenges of dynamic research and development project
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Physical Requirements: Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen. Must have enough mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. May include lifting weigh up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.

Security Clearance: DoD active security clearance may be required

Company Summary: Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is a SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services. Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions On Time & On Budget." Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing. Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.

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