Senior Information  Systems Engineer - 26316 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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    Fairfax, VA
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Job Description


Position Summary

Responsible for performing information systems design, development, and analysis encompassing one or more of the following areas of technical expertise: programming, PC application analysis, software development, systems integration, and related disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs, builds and maintains an information systems infrastructure.
  • Builds, manages and maintains data systems, which include servers, storage, designs, applications, databases and networks.
  • Performs IT functions such as design, analysis, evaluation, testing, debugging and implementation of applications programs in support of one or more functional areas such as materials, marketing, accounting, or human resources.
  • Conduct basic and applied research, exploratory and advanced development in generic databases, networks, software engineering, system engineering, telecommunications, and information infrastructure to identify and develop new capabilities to reduce risk and prevent exploitation while increasing system autonomy, efficiency, maintainability, reliability and security
  • Provide recommended test and evaluation (T&E) strategies and lifecycle integration planning on current and emerging solutions for government use as a baseline reference architecture for future DoD and other Federal agency systems
  • Conduct systems engineering hardware and software designs, system modeling and simulation (M&S), technology analysis, data analytics, and asset management in support of solution integration initiatives
  • Analyzes, installs, acquires, modifies and supports operating systems, database or utilities software.
  • Plans, conducts and directs the analysis of business problems to be solved with automated systems.
  • Analyzes, designs, acquires and implements projects for LAN and/or WAN systems.
  • Plans, designs, acquires and implements telecommunications voice/wire systems.
  • May contribute to the development, testing, evaluation or design of system or infrastructure architecture used throughout the IT solution set.
  • Provides support to employees and monitors, supports and troubleshoots infrastructure issues.
  • Coordinates with internal and external vendors.
  • Participates in the preparation of technical proposals.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline and 5 to 7 years of directly related experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner OR AWS Certified Solutions SysOps Administrator AND AWS Certified Big Data Certification highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience with ‘data in the cloud’, offering technical support to Big Data Initiatives
  • Extensive experience with database creation and maintenance, including relational and NoSQL.
  • Extensive experience with Big Data technologies and methodologies, including the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities.
  • Works well individually or in a group setting.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Ability to successfully present technical information.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment. 



Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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