Systems Engineer Sr-  Linux experience - 30581 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

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Job Description



The NCTE Engineering Sustainment Systems Senior Engineer leads the NCTE Engineering Sustainment Team (NEST). This team supports the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) program by configuring the Navy Training Baseline (NTB) and its interfaces to other Navy, Joint, and Coalition Live Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training systems employing distributed modeling and simulation technologies.  The NTB contains the Navy’s core simulation application Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) as well as other common simulation tools and interfaces such as the Joint-BUS (JBUS).

The NCTE engineering staff provides systems engineering solutions for the integration of live, virtual and constructive simulation technologies.  These technologies are used to support US Fleet Forces (USFF), Number Fleets, COCOM, and MOC training and certification requirements and consist of synthetic training and mission certification events between pierside ships, virtual trainers and training centers during Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) and other training event types.

The NCTE Engineering Sustainment Sr Systems Engineer performs both leadership and technical roles by setting NEST work schedules, defining and improving technical policies, as well as perfecting technical systems administration activities in order to provide a stable and consistent Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) for FST events, NTB release testing environment, and various other integration testing activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Must have a thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and be able to use advanced capabilities such as (but not limited to): scripting, network interface configuration, device configuration, domain management, file sharing/mapping, etc.

•           Manages technical activities of geographically distributed NEST team

•           Sets schedules, prepares inputs to engineering briefs

  •             Briefs leadership on status of NEST capabilities and responsibilities

•         Installs new NTB software releases, upgrades, and patches

•          Coordinates with software testing team for installation of beta NTB products

•         Evaluates and resolves moderately complex software related problems.

•         Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur.

•         Coordinates with software developers in order to enhance effectiveness of existing M&S toolset as well as to identify candidate controlling and monitoring processes that can be streamlined and automated by NTB software efforts.

•         Supports site upgrades, audits, and other evaluations

•         Develops and maintains technical architecture, configuration, and status documentation.

•         Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or related discipline plus 5-7 years of directly related experience is required. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 9 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.


  •          Thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
  •          Networking concepts, architectures, and transport technologies like TCP/IP
  •          Ability to utilize network and distributed modeling & simulation tools such as Wireshark and PLEXSYS.
  •          Knowledge of Distributed Simulation protocols such as High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) is preferred
  •          Knowledge of Navy C4I tactical systems such as Link 16 and GCCS is preferred
  •          Ability to analyze and troubleshoot distributed simulation problems and provide acceptable solutions or corrections
  •          Experience working with Navy systems and/or commands desirable but not mandatory.
  •          CompTIA Security + and Linux+ certifications are required for the position and special consideration may be given for candidates with these certifications.  If candidate does not already possess these certifications, training and certification exam will be provided for the right candidate.
  •          Leadership experience

Security Clearance

  •          Must currently hold and be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret clearance


Security Clearance



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