Systems Engineer - 31747 in Fort Belvoir, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Performs analysis, design, testing, debugging and implementation of highly complex distributed software systems. Work in a diverse, highly skilled team to develop software to bridge sensors to simulation-based training solutions. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, testing, and analysis of systems within the Force-on-Force Evaluation and Analysis of Key Performance Parameters (FREAK) environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements.
  • Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development.
  • Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole.
  • Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
  • Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements.
  • Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts.
  • Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements.
  • Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation.
  • Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures.
  • Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.
  • Collaborates with Institute subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information.
  • Works with IT teams to support data collection, integration, and retention requirements based on the input collected with the business.
  • Solves client analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies.
  • Works in iterative processes with the client and validates findings.
  • Develops experimental design approaches to validate finding or test hypotheses.
  • Validates analysis by comparing appropriate samples.
  • Employs the appropriate algorithm to discover patterns.
  • Defines the validity of the information, how long the information is meaningful, and what other information it is related to.
  • Works with the data steward to ensure that the information used is in compliance with the regulatory and security policies in place.
  • Qualifies where information can be stored or what information, external to the organization, may be used in support of the use case.
  • Identifies and analyzes patterns in the volume of data supporting the initiative, the type of data (e.g. images, text, clickstream or metering data) and the speed or sudden variations in data collection.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, math, physics or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities  

  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Level Security Clearance
  • Familiarity with web development and architecture is a plus 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required 
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate engineering concepts effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems development.
  • Understanding of software engineering. 
  • Experience with software development tools and programming languages are a plus.

Security Clearance: Secret

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