Principal Systems Engineer

US-MD-Annapolis Junction


ASRC Federal - Vistronix is a national security solutions provider specializing in transforming big and complex data sets into mission critical intelligence.  Ingesting, processing, and exploiting Big Data is at the core of everything we do: Cyber & SIGINT Operations, C4ISR & Multi-INT Processing, and Enterprise & Open Source Analysis.  As a national security middleweight, we have a passion for our customers' mission and value ingenuity, agility, speed, and the ability to think and deliver at scale.  For more information, visit


ASRC Federal - Vistronix is currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer for a role on one of our subcontracts.  This full time position affords the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an engaging, high-tech development environment, working with an excellent team and customer base. 


Looking for a Principle-level Systems Engineer to provide support to the test team. This team of engineers tasked with testing the software framework for a large analytic cloud repository. Candidates for this position must have experience in testing complex software systems and a successful candidate would have experience working on a team transitioning from manual testing activities to automated testing activities.


  •  Shall have a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in systems, hardware and software engineering performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/ non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis. Shall have ten (10) years experience out of the most recent 13 years as a systems engineering lead, software engineering lead or top level contributor on mission critical 24 by 7 SIGINT production systems in one or a combination of the following areas:
    • Voice or video processing systems requiring ingest of multiple audio and video formats, playback to end users, storage, and retrieval
    • Transcription systems requiring input, synchronization and linkage with original content, storage and retrieval
    • Field deployable voice processing systems including data capture of multiple audio formats playback, ingest, storage and retrieval
    • Average ingest storage, content search and retrieval of 500GB/day or more of multilingual text
    • Distributed Peer to Peer content storage and retrieval systems with more than 500 nodes.
    • Metadata indexing, metadata summarization, content and metadata data mining, visualization and analytics.
  • Shall have a minimum of ten (10) years experience leading, providing technical supervision, and guiding mid-level engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule, seven(7) years of which shall have been on MD projects.
  • Shall have experience in developing documentation required to support a program’s technical issues and training situations.
  • Shall have seven (7) years experience with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, security architectures.
  • Shall have seven (7) years experience with system architectures in a service oriented environment.
  • Shall have seven (7) years experience using agile or spiral development models.
  • Shall have fifteen (15) years experience developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems with functional requirements.
  • Shall have five (5) years experience “wrapping” legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework.
  • Shall have seven (7) years experience developing solutions integrating and extending COTS and GOTS products.  Shall have experience developing and deploying storage within clustered or cloud environments.

Specialized Experience Required:

  • Shall have a minimum six (6 ) years demonstrated experience out of the most recent 8 years performing system engineering as a system engineering lead or as a top contributor for production software for one of the following environments: Windows .NET, or, Solaris, or Linux OS.
  • Shall have ten (10) years experience in developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large-scale system/programs.
  • Shall have ten (10) years experience in evaluating project needs, determining tasks and durations, allocating resources, generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule.

This position requires an active Security Clearance.                                                          


Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.


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