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Systems Engineer - 27218 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

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Job Description


Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs engineering work in analysis, design, development, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of the development of system and technical products.    Will be part of an onsite team that develops, operates and maintains moderately complex technology systems. Participates in the integration of processes and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.


  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluations alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.  Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include:  concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Duties include the collection of information and data, performance of various tests, and engineering computations, measurements and analyses.  Exhibits the ability to independently perform data validation and troubleshooting.
  • Prepare flow charts, models, and procedures and conduct feasibility studies to design possible system solutions.
  • Analyzes engineering plans and projects to establish operating data and conducts experimental tests; analyzes proposals and related technical data to develop design alternatives.
  • Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.
  • Prepare and maintain technical documentation to guide system users and to assist with the ongoing operation, maintenance, and development of the system.
  • Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems and applicable company procedures and guidelines. 
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
  • Has some independent interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of senior technical personnel. 
  • Provides some technical guidance and oversight to entry level technical staff and may act as a technical lead for limited aspects of a project.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience.  Degree must be in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for comparable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques within a specific area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • 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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