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Belay Technologies is seeking a System Engineer (SE). The SE analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. The SE analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities. The SE guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies. The SE provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology. The SE incorporates new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations. The SE develops technical documentation. The SE develops system Architecture and system design documentation. The SE guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans. The SE interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts. The SE ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility. The SE communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives.
Candidate are required to have the following qualifications:
Fourteen (14) years’ experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
FTEs/PCT Information Assurance
TS/SCI with polygraph
The Level 2 System Engineer (SE) shall possess the following capabilities:
Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc.
Experienced in Supply Chain Risk Management
Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents
Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination
Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations
Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions
Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan
Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis
Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)
Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents
Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle
Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness
Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable
Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers
Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)
Implement comprehensive SOA solutions
Implement operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards
Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete
Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository
Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan
In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements
Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions
Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions
Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance
Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes)
Support the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy)
Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis
Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs
Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produce ability, etc.)
Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces
Experience in at least two (2) of the following areas:
DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) modeling and DoDAF system engineering analysis or development
Cryptographic development and analysis
IA and cybersecurity architectures, concepts, principles, use cases, and standards
DoD, IC, and other federal government (e.g., NIST) policy, directives, and instructions relevant to IA and cybersecurity strategic planning and direction
Experience in at least three (3) of the following areas:
Red Hat and Windows Certificate Authority
JunOS (+SRX) Ipsec VPN Gateway
Hypori Transport Layer Security (TLS) software application;
NetApp storage/filing application
VMware Cloud Computing enhanced tools
Secure cellular and fixed network software applications
VMware and Networking tool
Experience in at least three (3) of the following Cybersecurity (CS) areas:
CS Architecture, design, research and implement tools, such as GOTS, COTS, emerging technology including cloud and automation
Identify and coordinate execution of pilot programs or projects and/or experiments within DoD or the IC
CS capability deployment experience
Evaluate and analyze benefits and gaps through industry and government agency tools
CS design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts
Product research, development, integration and testing
CS risk management and mitigation strategies
Supply Chain Risk Management.
Experience in Cyber Security (CS) Assessments through operating, analyzing, and testing various platforms and/or tools to evaluate performance
Experience in CS Standards through reviewing/editing/developing CS Standards within international standards organizations (e.g., IETF, TCG, OASIS).
Belay Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business located in Columbia Maryland. Belay specializes in systems automation and full stack development. Belay Technologies provides leading technology and engineering solutions to the DoD, as well as state-of-the-art commercial products. We hire software engineers, web designers, test engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, database engineers and other tech services.
Perks and Benefits:
8 weeks paid leave - 4 weeks of personal leave, 3 Yay! days, take off on your birthday,11 paid holidays and optional leave up to 6 days through Belay's volunteer program
10% matching in 401(k) contributions vested on day one
$5,000 annual training/tuition
Student Loan Repayment Program
100% company funded HSA
Rich medical coverage (100% coinsurance)
Dental coverage including orthodontia
Up to $420,000 in life insurance, premiums 100% company funded
Amazon Prime, gym reimbursement, monthly lunches, games and prizes
Pet adoption program, generous referral bonus program, fun events, and more!
We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in the Baltimore/Washington area, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Key words: Full Clearance, Fort Meade, SDVOSB, Service-disabled veteran owned small business, DoD, full scope