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Senior Systems Engineer

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Company Name
COLSA Corporation
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Huntsville, AL 35808
Job Description

Senior Systems Engineer

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Job Description

General Summary

Applies advanced methods, to design, develop, maintain, and support technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database and/or system software components.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential functions)

+ Support the system development and interoperability using applied knowledge of the entire software development process including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, and test.*

+ Collaborate with developers and software engineers on high-level architecture, service oriented architecture design, network security, and related concerns. Support technical planning, model requirements, use cases, systems, and software architecture development.*

+ Develop reference architecture models, acceptance criteria documents and software support documentation.*

+ Support systems integration and testing.*

+ Facilitate and coordinate technical interchange and decision-making with internal and external stakeholders.*

+ Conceptualizes, models, and guides the logical design and development of systems architectures, and defines key systems capabilities and performance requirements.

+ Defines total systems design, technology, and interface operational concepts.

+ May act as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for lower level employees.

+ Designs and develops system architectures and defines key capabilities and performance requirements.

+ Defines total systems design and technology maturity constraints in accordance with mission requirements.

+ Develops system element architecture and design and interface definitions.

+ Defines system implementation approach and operational concept.

+ Develops models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development.

+ Provide an architectural framework for information system development, maintenance, and enhancement efforts.

+ Understand user and process requirements and ensure those requirements can be achieved through high quality deliverables.

+ Work closely with developers and engineers to develop road maps for applications, align development plans, and to ensure effective integration among information systems and the IT infrastructure.

+ Understand the interactions between systems, applications, and services within the environment, and evaluate the impact of changes or additions.

+ Travel up to 25% with or without reasonable accommodations

+ Analyze systems and perform usability testing to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, and meet security requirements.

At COLSA, people are our most valuable resource and centered at our core value. We invite you to unite your talents with opportunity and be a part of our “Family of Professionals!” Learn about our employee-centric culture and benefits here.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in related field such as information systems, engineering, or other related field, or equivalent experience

+ Active SECRET security clearance with ability to obtain TS with SCI access

+ 8+ years of relevant experience including DoD environments

+ Ability to brief, present, demonstrate, and speak to members of the armed forces, government officials and any stakeholders of the software product

+ Experience in software development and data architecture

+ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

+ Sound interpersonal skills for interfacing and coordinating with company personnel, customers, and suppliers

+ Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot hardware and software

+ Knowledge of hardware and software interoperability with other systems over classified and unclassified government networks

+ Demonstrated experience with service oriented architecture software design

+ Thorough understanding of system security, security architecture, and security by design

+ Ability to work under minimal general direction to define, develop, and govern Agile System/Software Architecture methodology.

+ Experience developing Systems requirements, Use Cases, and Software Requirement Specifications (SRS)

+ Experience developing traceability solutions from requirements to design and software to test

+ Experience interfacing with other functional areas from Systems Engineering

+ Willing and able to travel up to 25% with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

+ Master’s degree in related field such as information systems, engineering, or other related field, or equivalent experience

+ Active TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI eligibility

+ Knowledge in software development using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

+ Knowledge with web development using the JavaScript API for working with text, arrays, dates, and regular expressions

+ Knowledge using the Node.js runtime environment for developing server-side web applications and possess basic understanding of the V8 JavaScript engine

+ Understanding of Military Standards and procedures

+ Knowledge of web-based dynamic data using 3D web-based globes and maps such as Cesium

+ Working knowledge of C/C++ and additional software development languages such as C#, Fortran, Ada, MATLAB/Simulink are a plus.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job Location

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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