Systems Security Engineer

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 03-05-2018
The Systems Security Engineer will provide full life cycle systems engineering, in the design and implementation of the customer’s Electronic Security Systems to include Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems; Identity Management Systems; Closed Circuit and IP based Video Surveillance Systems; and Physical Security Information Management Systems.

Duties to include:
• Provide IT Systems Engineering Support Services
• Develop project plans using Microsoft Project.
• Develop IT architecture drawings using Microsoft Visio.
• Recommend hardware software, storage, and subsequent software configurations to support the development and implementation of Electronic Security Systems.
• Collaborate and liaison with Joint Service Provider for opening troubleshooting and change request tickets.
• Collaborate and liaison with stakeholders to design and implement systems.
• Prepare system migration plans from premise to the cloud.
• Maintain systems in accordance with DISA, Cyber Command, and Joint Service Provider requirements
• Analyze and assess for opportunities to streamline and improve

Project Management
Project management duties will include performing such project management services and support for overall program management. The applicant will provide inputs into the development of Business Needs/Case Analysis and Project Charters. The applicant will also develop program documentation such as system diagrams, Ports, Protocols, Services forms, line drawings, technical data sheets, troubleshooting guides, business cases, and project charters. The applicant will develop, track, and manage project schedules. This person will also gather and analyze system requirements from customers and stakeholders. They will assist in the development of Performance Work Statements, cost estimates, and market research. They will lead or participate in working groups, Integrated Project Teams, and technical meetings. The applicant will be responsible for developing briefings and white papers to report on program/project status, issues, activities, and proposed changes.

Engineering and Technical Analysis
The applicant will conduct technical analysis of systems with respect to operational and design requirements, construction and implementation requirements, performance characteristics, and cost/benefit and sustainment requirements to advise the Government lead regarding the most effective approaches to support short and long-term goals. This engineer will perform data analysis and make recommendations to improve system performance and reduce operational costs. They will conduct analysis of alternatives to identify the best memory, storage, compute, operating systems, and make and model of compatible hardware. The applicant will assess commercially-available-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems and emerging technologies, produce technical reports on system feasibility, reliability, and cost effectives. They will be able to architect systems encompassing firewalls, F5 proxies, Public and Private DMZs, and through the DoD security stacks. They will also be able to design and recommend solutions to systems using Microsoft Azure cloud. The applicant will review, develop, improve, and implement model and simulation tools. They will provide design and drawings as needed to document system installations and infrastructure enhancements required to support program objectives.

Change and Quality Management
This engineer will develop, implement, and comply with configuration and change control management plans.
They will develop and implement quality assurance standards for electronic security systems and mission applications. The applicant will develop and maintain hardware and software configuration management and ensure PFPA quality assurance standards are achieved. They will also develop, review, and maintain Interface Control Documents.

System Installation, Configuration, and Transition
The Applicant will oversee and/or perform system/sensor/device installation, troubleshooting, and repairs, and install and configure software. They will collaborate directly with Original Equipment Manufacturers to configure applications, for system integration, updates, testing, troubleshooting, and to resolve anomalous system performance and sensor network issues. They will, upon a successful and stakeholder approved installation, prepare documentation.
Secret Clearance Required
• Baccalaureate degree in IT Systems, or related discipline
• 10+ years of specialized experience in systems engineering or related field
• 5+ years of specialized experience in IT Project Management
• Knowledge of Cybersecurity and its related disciplines

Preferred skills and/or certifications:
• Cybersecurity Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
• Experience working closely with Physical Security Subject Matter Experts (SME) doing physical security installs and upgrades

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