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Systems Engineer, All Levels (future)

DC, MD, VA, Remote
CLEARANCE          Dependent on the future Job Opportunity.
Anything from TOP SECRET w/SCI & CI Poly  to  Public Trust

WORK LOCATION               Dependent on the future Job Opportunity.
Includes the “DC Area” (i.e., Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia); Atlanta, Georgia; and Tampa, Florida.

REMOTE WORK   Dependent on the future Job Opportunity.
Many Public Trust jobs are Remote Work.  Some jobs requiring a clearance allow some Remote Work.

TRAVEL  Dependent on the future Job Opportunity.
JOB DESCRIPTION               As a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for engineering, creating, implementing, integrating, and troubleshooting systems using the most recent industry standards. Your expertise will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our clients' critical infrastructure. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to develop and deploy cloud-based solutions that align with our business objectives.  Leading by example, you will leverage your strengths and background in systems engineering, excellent problem-solving skills, and fervor for quality, precision, and customer satisfaction to deliver exceptional solutions and services.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a passion for systems engineering, driving innovation and performance, and a desire to modernize and advance operational support and services, we want to hear from you.  Apply Now!
  • Job Duties 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and deploy systems within AWS and/or Azure environments.
  • Utilize your in-depth knowledge of Unix and/or Windows operating systems to provide expert-level support and maintenance.
  • Implement and adhere to industry best practices for system engineering, ensuring high availability, scalability, and security.
  • Troubleshoot complex system issues, identify root causes, and implement effective solutions.
  • Conduct system performance analysis and optimization to enhance overall system efficiency.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in systems engineering and recommend innovative solutions to improve system performance and reliability.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, define system specifications, and develop implementation plans
  • Assessing systems, identifying problems, and providing robust solutions to ensure optimal system performance  .
  • Managing and monitoring installed systems and infrastructure within AWS and/or Azure environments  .
  • Installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems and application software  .
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and deploy systems within an AWS and/or Azure environment  .
  • Troubleshooting complex system issues, identifying root causes, and implementing effective solutions  .
  • Conducting system performance analysis and optimization to enhance overall system efficiency  .
  • Adhering to industry best practices for system engineering to ensure high availability, scalability, and security  .
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in systems engineering and recommending innovative solutions  .
  • Providing technical guidance and support to junior team members  .
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to gather requirements, define system specifications, and develop implementation plans
  • Education              
  • Bachelor of Science in a Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 4 years of additional experience may be accepted in lieu of a BS.
  • Certification(s)               
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional or equivalent certification is required.
  • Experience              
  • An estimated  Minimum Years of Experience in the above Job Description & Duties and the below Experiences are  Entry Level = 0, Journeyman = 3, Mid-Level = 6, Senior = 9, and Expert = 12. 
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Systems Engineer, preferably working with systems within AWS and/or Azure environments.
  • Strong expertise in Unix and/or Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash.
  • Experience with virtualization technologies and containerization platforms.
  • Understanding of and experience in project management, application design and integration, cloud computing/engineering.
  • Understanding and experience in creating, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience evaluating existing systems and applications, identifying risks and/or issues and/or opportunities for optimization and enhancements.
  • Knowledgeable of and experience with systems and software configuration management best practices and tools, such as: Ansible, SaltStack, Rudder.
  • Knowledgeable of and experience with various systems engineering tools to help understand and convey customer requirements, explore design options, optimize designs, and validate designs.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based technologies, preferably AWS and/or Azure.
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols and security principles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex system issues.Experience with monitoring and logging tools such as AWS CloudWatch, Elastic Stack, or Prometheus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities, with a proven track record of working effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment is highly desirable.
  • Professional
    Attributes & Values  
  • We are seeking someone who embodies the following professional attributes and values:
    • Integrity and Accountability:  Someone with a principled character and who consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity, and accountability in their work, and who takes responsibility for their actions and upholds high ethical standards.
    • Respect and Diversity:  Someone who sincerely treats others with dignity, civility, consideration, and fairness, and genuinely values how different perspectives and experiences have the ability to enhance and foster an inclusive work environment.
    • Effective Communication:  Someone who consistently conveys written and verbal information and communications professionally and in a timely manner and ensures accurate and comprehensive delivery with the first conveyance.
    • Interpersonal Skills:  Someone who projects a courteous and affable demeanor is essential for successful workplace interactions. We are looking for someone who possesses strong interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships and promoting a collaborative atmosphere.
    • Continuous Improvement:  Someone who regularly, proactively, and honestly assesses their performance and skills, and pursues ways to grow and improve, whether via professional development, welcoming constructive feedback, introspection, engaging more, seeking direct or peripheral knowledge, etc.
SoundWay is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE):  
SoundWay embraces diversity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic/class.  Our commitment to equal employment opportunity ensures a fair and inclusive workplace for all.  Join our team and be part of an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Apply now and let your skills shine in a welcoming and respectful environment.
ABOUT SOUNDWAY Continued Service to Country through Contracting.
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BENEFITS                                       SoundWay Pays 100% of the Employee’s Premium for the below benefits and *SoundWay pays a portion of the additional cost to add a spouse, partner, child(ren), or family.
  • Medical Insurance*
  • Dental Insurance*
  • Vision Insurance*
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Protection
Additional Competitive Benefits Include:
  • 10 Paid Holidays a Year
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation & sick time off)
  • Matching 401K Voluntary Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Professional Development Funds
PERKS                                       Perks for Everyone Include:
  • Flexible Work Schedules1
  • Employee Referral Bonus - $2000 Minimum
  • Employee Recognition –  Award$ & SWAG
  • Giving Back Sponsorship – Employee-Recommended
                                                  Events, Charities, & Recipients
ABOUT US                                       Founded by a service-disabled Army veteran, SoundWay is committed to
Continued Service to Country Through Contracting

We achieve our commitment by being true to our Mission, to
Help our Clients Succeed,  Our Employees Excel  
& to have a Positive Impact in All We Do.

SoundWay is an Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Mission Support small business providing professional services and solutions to the federal government (Government) and businesses since 2011. 

SoundWay is an SBA-certified HUBZone, SDVOSB, and WOSB small business.

Our Government clients span several civil agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC). 

Our business clients primarily include those with Government contracts who must comply with FAR2 52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (cybersecurity requirements)

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
& NIST SP 800-171

SoundWay is a leader in the Government Cybersecurity Compliance industry, ranked as one of 2023’s Top 250 Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP).  SoundWay is a Cyber-AB Authorized C3PAO; one of fewer than 50 C3PAOs nationwide.  And SoundWay’s flagship managed service, CAMO, is a game-changing and affordable approach for obtaining and maintaining CMMC compliance and certification.

Information Technology Professional Services
SoundWay provides a variety of information technology engineering, development, testing, integration, and administration professional services spanning AWS and Azure Cloud – including migration, Docker, Kubernetes; systems and software – .Net, C languages, Java, Python, Java Scripting, BASH; and databases – Oracle, My SQL, Mongo. 

Mission Support Services
Providing a variety of services that directly support our clients objective and mission, including  human capital / manpower analysis and planning, intelligence analysis / collection lifecycle support services, and knowledge management.
1   Flexible Work Schedules are dependent on the work to be conducted.
2  Federal Acquisition Regulation

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