Systems Engineer Lead - 30554 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description




The Joint Staff J7 (JSJ7) Systems Engineer Lead handles the development, operation and maintenance of enterprise technologies in support of Joint C4ISR and training Systems.  This includes: IT Analysis and Assessment, IT Design and Definition, Development of Computer Systems Specification, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture, Systems/Equipment and Power Integration, Knowledge Management systems, Information Security, and Test & Evaluation Criteria of C4ISR requirements.


  • Supports senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to technical systems development.
  • Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization. 
  • Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.
  • Recognized within Alion as a senior level contributor in the field, and may have begun to acquire a similar reputation in the external scientific and client communities.
  • Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical products.
  • Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system development, engineering analysis and research.
  • Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures.
  • Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.
  • Supervises and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates. 
  • Works closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.
  • Exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff.
  • Educates and advises more junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts. 
  • Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.
  • Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.
  • Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives.
  • Develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.
  • Is recognized within the organization in more than one area of technical expertise. Participates in the activities of professional societies. Authors/co-authors technical and scientific articles for publication.
  • Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Establishes and monitors standards for internal quality programs. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree and 8-10 years of relevant work experience. Specific experience should include: thorough understanding of tasks related to Operating Systems environments using VMWare technologies, Microsoft Windows Workstation and Server as well as Redhat Linux in both physical and virtual environments. 
  • Must possess experience working with cloud enabling technologies and cloud service provider offerings to include operating with on-premise, off-premise and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment. Active Secret preferred.




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