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Systems Engineer ( R-00085650-OTHLOC-PL-2D1012 )


Systems Engineer



Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Job Description:

We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for a Systems Engineer on our large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment and sustainment of a mission critical enterprise Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) system. The work being performed on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. You will join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.

***This position can be located in either the Chantilly, VA or Gaithersburg, MD Leidos locations. This is a hybrid position where the work can be done a couple days remotely***

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Technical support, coordination, and execution of systems engineering activities such as feature/requirements analysis, design, implementation planning, integration and test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment
  • Establish a design framework that can be utilized to capture the key information for all existing, new, and enhanced features of our services and capabilities
  • Identify solution options and perform and document analyses of alternatives associated with technical solutions for needs, requirements, or use cases
  • Perform systems engineering tasks within time-boxed (e.g. agile) sprints and releases. Support sprint and release planning activities as well as the creation of and/or input to work tickets (e.g. JIRA) as well as program/system documentation through the use of collaboration software (e.g. Confluence)
  • Collaborate with Test Team on the development and modification of requirements and the development or modification of test procedures
  • Collaborate with technical leadership on strategies and implementation of automated tests in support of use cases and requirements.
  • Enhance existing / produce new documents such as System CONOP, service detailed designs, system administration guides, and user guides

Core Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science and 4- 8 years of prior relevant experience or a Master of Science degree with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience
  • Experience with decomposing need statements, requirements, and use cases into technical solutions
  • Experience with identifying open standards software solutions and components and their associated interfaces and networking, infrastructure, database, and platform specifications (cloud or on-premise) for the delivery of software components
  • Experience producing technical documentation such as CONOP, detailed designs, whitepapers, administrator and / or user guides
  • Understanding of the DODAF and its associated views
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team and independently
  • Proactive, self-motivated, innovative thinker
  • Strong attention to detail; highly organized
  • Understanding of how to architect a system for high availability and fault tolerance
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to tailor your messaging to difference audiences, both technical and non-technical
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).
  • Local to DC/Maryland/Virginia
  • Active Top Secret (eligible for SCI) clearance*
  • All candidates must be US CITIZENS to be considered for the position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on an enterprise-level project or system with high availability and accountability requirements
  • Knowledge of or experience with solutions incorporating one or more of the following Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) standards or concepts:
    • Attribute and Identity Federation
    • Identity provisioning / de-provisioning
    • OAuth 2.0
    • OpenID Connect (OIDC)
    • SAML
    • SCIM
    • Multi-factor Authentication solutions (AAL2 and AAL3)
    • Single Sign On
    • Entitlement Management
  • Familiarity or previous experience with multiple of the following technologies:
    • Rest, XML, and JSON
    • Cloud infrastructure platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure)
    • API Gateways
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following:
    • Database setup and integration, both relational and NoSQL (Oracle DB, MySQL, CouchDB)
    • DevOps automation tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
    • Source control and Agile development tools (Git, Maven, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence)
    • Analytics and search engines (Elasticsearch, Splunk, Apache Solr)
    • Web application proxies

Clearance Requirements*

Requires an active Top Secret security clearance upon hire and must meet SCI eligibility. Must be willing and able to obtain a polygraph within the customer’s timeline after hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

This is a fully funded position and contingent on clearance crossover

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00