• Senior Systems Engineer

    Job Location US-MD-Annapolis Junction
  • Overview

    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 www.vistronix.com.


    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. 


    The best candidate for this position would be a self-motivated individual that has a strong attention to detail. They must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and to be able to identify support gaps and work proactively to get things done. The person will augment the existing dataflow team for a large analytic cloud repository. The candidate must have strong Linux system administration skills. Knowledge of the agency’s dataflow apparatus and data compliance structure is a plus. Experience with puppet, Simp, Niagarafiles, LDAP, HA Proxy, Zookeeper, and scripting skills (bash, python, etc) desired.    


    • Required - Shall have twelve (12) years experience in system engineering. Seven (7) years experience shall have occurred within the past ten (10) years.

    • Desired - Experience in developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations.
    • Desired - Five (5) years experience with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, data ontologies, security architectures and CASE tool selection and use.
    • Desired - Five (5) years experience integrating COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors.

    Specialized Experience Required:

    • Experience in 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/nontechnical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.

    Specialized Experience Desired:

    • Seven (7) 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.


    • Five (5) years experience with systems architectures in a service oriented environment with a preference of three (3) years experience in an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) environment.


    • Five (5) years experience using agile and/or spiral development models.


    • Five (5) years experience in developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems with functions requirements within a CMMI Level 2 structure.


    • Five (5) years experience in developing systems performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirement for mid-to-large scale programs.


    • Five (5) years experience “wrapping” legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework.


    • Five (5) years experience developing solutions that integrate and extend COTS products.


    • Knowledge and experience with developing distributed storage routing and querying algorithms.


    • Experience implementing storage area networks, data warehouses and data marts.


    • Experience designing, developing, testing, evaluating, and integrating information systems into SOA or on to ESB architectures.


    • Experience optimizing storage, retrieval, backup, and retention strategies across globally distributed, high throughput, text and multimedia storage within clustered or cloud environments.


    • Experience evaluating project needs, determining tasks and durations and allocating resources.


    • Experience implementing solutions with PKI-controlled access.

    • Experience optimizing distributed, high throughput text and multimedia storage systems; sustainment, modernization and migration of legacy storage systems to modern storage systems; e.g., Extraction, Transformation and Load (ETL) solutions; semantically-enriched storage solutions implementing data labeling/data-tagging, Questions focused Datasets; Cloud computing, Target Knowledge Bases, Enterprise Knowledge Bases; data mining analytics.
    • Knowledge and experience with internals of HDFS, HADOOP, and/or Google’s BIG TABLE.
    • Experience developing software in a microservices architecture
    • Highly Desired - Experience developing software using multiple messaging strategies including asynchronous, request/response, streaming.
    • Highly Desired - Experience using container technology and IT orchestration.
    • Highly Desired - Experience implementing distributed system patterns such as data sharding, caching, load balancing, and service discovery.
    • Highly Desired - Experience developing in an eventually consistent data model.
    • Highly Desired - Experience with Spring, Docker (or equivalent).
    • Highly Desired - Experience with Elasticsearch or equivalent NoSQL technologies.
    • Highly Desired - Experience with HTML5, CSS, Javascript, NodeJS.

    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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