Hybrid Cloud Systems Engineer - 33814 in Colorado Springs, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

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Job Description


Alion is looking for a Hybrid Cloud Systems Engineer, at the Associate Principal level, to support the GSA OASIS/FEDSIM Hyper-Innovative Operational Prototype Engineering (HOPE) program.

The HOPE systems engineering challenges require the ability to inspire a large team of diverse, highly innovative engineers, to find integrated state-of-the-art technical solutions and rapidly develop protypes that solve complex problems.   The Team is geographically dispersed and reliant upon collaboration tools to employ the latest agile engineering tenets to realize short timelines in a multi-domain environment, integrating legacy, COTS/GOTS, and emerging capabilities. 

The HOPE Task Order (TO) will have a $550M ceiling over five years. The TO supports a government customer who conducts advanced development and rapid prototyping to enhance Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) technology through Cloud Architectures, Space, and Cyberspace to directly support tactical units, warfighters, and commanders. This TO will provide the full spectrum of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) systems engineering services in support of rapid prototype development and integration activities to meet the emergent requirements of our customer and its stakeholders.

As a member of the HOPE Agile Systems Engineering (ASE) Team, you will be a subject matter expert (SME) to lead our Cloud SE efforts, from concepts, through design, development, and test, into deployment and transition.


Responsibilities of the HOPE Cloud SE include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting a large portfolio of projects that touches a cross-section of current Cloud concepts, capabilities, tools, and measures of success.
  • Identifying, evaluating, and applying Cloud technology opportunities and design decisions, including requirements, analysis of alternatives, and test and evaluation plans.
  • Developing and leading FEDSIM hybrid cloud technical deliveries for rigor, discipline, completeness, design detail, cost effectiveness, testing accuracy, and operational utility.
  • Mentor junior and mid-level cloud SEs on HOPE processes, tools, methods, and culture.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, or Engineering Management (STEM), and at least 10 years of relevant experience.  Alternatively, a MS degree in STEM, with at least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in Cloud Engineering/ Computing, including familiarity with:
    • Streaming and/or batch analytics (e.g., Kafka, Spark, Flink, Storm, MapReduce, Hadoop)
    • Distributed databases, NoSQL databases, full text search engines (Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Solr)
    • Designing enterprise APIs
    • RESTful web services
    • Microservices architecture
    • Object Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigms
    • Cloud-based technologies/ service providers (AWS, Azure, etc.)
    • Modern Java Frameworks and Libraries (e.g., Spring, Guava)
    • Linux operating system
    • Configuration management tools (e.g., Git, Nexus, Maven)
  • Strong customer service approach/attitude along with a collaborative team mindset, and excellent communications, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • US Citizenship and a current TS clearance with SCI eligibility.

Highly desired by not mandatory:

  • At least five years of experience leading small teams in providing support to DoD and/or IC organizations/ agencies, in Hybrid Cloud solutions/ architectures.
  • Experience in the identification, development, and application of multiple technology sources (Signal Intelligence, Geospatial Intelligence, etc.) technologies, their applications, and use cases.
  • Insight to opportunities to integrate across domains and technology focus areas, such as C5ISR, Electronic Warfare/ Spectrum, User Interface/ HMI, EM/RF design, Communications, Radar/SA/GMTI, Video/ FMV, PNT, Hybrid Clouds, and SE disciplines (e.g., RMQSI, EMI/EMC, etc.).
  • Participation in software development in agile/scrum process, using web services, applications, orchestrations, etc., with knowledge of multiple common languages and the services construct.
  • Experience with experimentation/modeling and simulation, cyber security (Risk Management Framework), DoD’s Digital Engineering initiative, and recent changes to DoD acquisition policy.
  • Familiarity with several IT tools supporting AF, DoD, and IC projects in collaboration and decision making, such as JIRA, Confluence, Clear Case, SolidWorks/ PDM, JAMA, Expert Choice, etc.



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