SME System Engineer (Core Engineer

Location: Alexandria, VA
Date Posted: 10-15-2018
We are seeking a SME System Engineer for a full time position in Alexandria, VA. All applicants must have a Secret Clearance.

Key Must Have Skills, Experiences and Responsibilities:
  • IT generalist with broad experience and strong current understanding of all IT domains (Infrastructure ,Networking, Applications engineering, Security, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and others)
  • Ability to be a strategic thinker, one who can align Engineering Projects, Processes and related artifacts to  the Agency’s IT Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for ensuring the reliability, security, and optimal performance of the AGENCY IT infrastructure by:
    • Developing, improving, and maintaining IT engineering standards and  reference artifacts o Providing engineering oversight and verification/validation services of  IT engineering projects by reviewing and/or developing these artifacts to include requirements, architecture, design, development, test, security, migration and other relevant engineering artifacts
  • Strong experience and considered an expert at a global enterprise scale in the design, implementation, integration and maintenance of : o IT Networking and Infrastructure – experience with Routers, Firewalls and Switches - Cisco IPS and Cisco wireless, experience is a plus
    • WAN and Application Performance Optimization experience using tools like Riverbed etc.
    • Enterprise IT Storage solutions  including transition from traditional monolithic storage solutions to cloud-first strategies
    • Active Directory and related directory services including Single Sign-on (SSO) tools and ADFS o SAML 2.0 and PKI
    • Microsoft Server lifecycle management and upgrade evolutions o System Center Configuration Manger  (SCCM) o Virtualization and Cloud (AWS, Azure, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, VMware) o Strong experience in IT Infrastructure security engineering area
      • Ensures IT Infrastructure products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods. 
      • Prepare assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis. 
      • Reviews test plans/procedures and ensure they verify/validate the security requirements.
      • Experience working with Federal Security Regulations including FISMA, FedRAMP, OMB Circular A-130, NIST, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Special Publication Series 800 and FIPS Publications 
  • Strong experience with the principles of IT security and cybersecurity tools and technologies to include:
    • Nextgen Firewall o Malware protection  o Intrusion Protection systems
    • Prepare assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis. 
  • Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) technology using Palo Alto while incorporating Layer-7 policy sets. 
  • Engage in an assessment of the AGENCY IT infrastructure to develop an as-is and to-be states by working with the stakeholders and factoring in gaps, strategic goals and challenges in the current environment
  • Experience in conducting root cause analysis of IT Infrastructure and Network malfunctions and their remedial strategies
  • Experience with analysis of IT Service Desk Tier 2,3 incidents to determine areas of improvement and focus for user training 
  • Provide technical support as IT consultant to C level executives and solution engineering teams
  • Support the timely resolution of selected Tier 3 or higher IT Infrastructure trouble tickets in the above mentioned areas
  • Participate in the implementation discussion of new technologies and platforms 
  • Ability to manage stakeholder’s expectation on multiple high priority competing tasks 
  • Assist with planning and implementing systems and network integrations  - Document the design, and troubleshooting of technology platforms and procedures
Qualifications: 
Secret or Higher Clearance Required
  • MA/MS and 8+ years’ experience or BA/BS and 10+ years’ experience
  • AWS certifications and related IT networking, security certifications is a plus
  • Strong experience in IT networking and infrastructure and/or Software Engineering with both Waterfall and Agile, Agile/SAFe certifications is a plus
  • Experience drafting concept definition papers, analysis of alternatives, and business cases as necessary
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