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CACI International Systems Engineer (Up to 25% Profit Sharing Benefit!) in Springfield, Virginia

Job Description

BITS ( BIT Systems ) a CACI Company, offers very rewarding and unique benefits, which equates to 50% of compensation on TOP of your base salary! The first part is a tax-qualified profit-sharing retirement plan, to which BITS annually contributes up to 25% of your base salary (not in excess of applicable IRS limits) to your retirement account. The second component consists of BITS' Individual Benefit Account (IBA), which is used for premiums, medical reimbursements, dependent care, education and Paid Time Off (PTO) policy. Both components of the BITS benefit package are paid for by BITS, in addition to your base salary and potential performance bonuses. We believe in a healthy home/work balance and both of our locations offer a wide variety of activities to balance with your work life. Learn more at http://www.caci.com/bit-systems/

What You Will Get To Do:

As a System Engineer on BEETHOVEN you will be working with a staff of 60 Operators, maintainers and engineers spread across two locations (Springfield, VA and Denver, CO) where you will be part of a real time operation providing special communications to users around the world. Operations are of the highest priority and you will be working with a team of professionals dedicated to the mission and seeing to it that the user is supported in every way. Critical thinking and the ability to resolve problems and interact and communicate across the team is essential. Familiarity with the NRO mission and organization is helpful as you will be working with various support organizations such as the communications directorate and various acquisition offices and contractors that deliver new capabilities on a routine basis.

More About This Role:

  • The System engineer will be responsible for understand the full end to end Tasking, processing, evaluation and dissemination of information to system users. Situation awareness of ongoing mission execution and providing senior government leadership with mission status is critical.

  • Should have familiarity with the NRO System Integration Standards (NSIS) and be able to support acquisition milestones from a site perspective.

  • Partner with our staff of Tier 1 and 2 maintainers to evaluate discrepancy reports and provide feedback to acquisition offices to deliver fixes to future deliveries.

  • Work with the Cross-site operations staff to continually review system CONOPS for efficiencies and enhancements to mission execution.

  • Provide Engineering support to maintain the operational baseline to high availability standards is of paramount importance and Participate in Engineering review boards conducted each month with the various acquisition program offices.

  • Work with the end customers to discuss performance assessment of current operations and provide insights during user interface meetings.

  • This position is primarily a day position but requires preparations to support government 0830 status meetings and responding to system issues if mission impacts demand a higher level of attention.

  • Responsible for integration and test requirements for Image processing of multiple sensor types with emphasis on Synthetic Aperture Processing (SAR). . Responsibilities will include working with 24/7 operations teams to understand system performance and operability issues and provide feedback to developers to incorporate enhancements in future builds.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience or Associate Degree and 9 years of relevant experience

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph, and must be willing able to upgrade to higher level polygraph

  • Must be operations oriented and understand the demands of maintaining mission operations to include on call support.

  • The System engineer needs to have good troubleshooting skills and have critical thinking skills to resolve system issues and return the system to mission with the least amount of downtime.

  • The system engineer needs to have disciplined technical documentation skills to be able to draft guidance to system operators in the form of temporary procedures (Memograms) as well as following up with configuration controlled documentation.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Review system performance and identify system improvement areas

  • Review RFCs submitted by acquisition offices and impact against the site baseline

  • Attend ERBs and communicate status to government engineering staff

  • Maintain a master schedule of integration activity and support factory demonstrations and installation activity

  • Work with the TIER 1 and 2 personnel to understand system issues and help resolve system discrepancies and feedback information to the acquisition offices

  • Perform System Performance Analysis (SPA)

  • Review system maintenance requests from external organizations and assess impacts

  • Attend user interface TEMs to discuss current mission performance and assess future CONOPs

  • Review and develop COOP CONOPs and procedures

  • Experience with configuration management

  • Strong troubleshooting and interpersonal skills in a mission critical operational environment

  • Possess a positive, helpful, and professional demeanor

  • Monitor and track Discrepancy Reports

  • Basic understanding of IT fundamentals – hardware (servers, switches, routers, etc.), software, networks, databases, SAN storage, applications, Virtual machines

  • Experience troubleshooting

  • Basic familiarity with Enterprise Monitoring tools – i.e. Nagios

  • Good written and verbal skills; Experience presenting work to management and peers

  • A highly motivated self-starter working in a fast paced dynamic environment across a wide range of skill sets

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • The ability to work and communicate effectively with government project officers and senior leaders.

  • Familiarity with NRO and NGA Ground and space systems

  • Familiarity with the NSIS process

  • Familiarity of Spacecraft capable of image processing is desired

  • Good communication and briefing skills are highly desired.

A TS/SCI with Poly clearance is required to begin employment. For this position, CACI has the ability to provide clearance sponsorship for qualified individuals.

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What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Job Location

US-Springfield-VA-VIRGINIA SUBURBAN

CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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