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IT Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

Herndon, VA
CLEARANCE:                   TS/SCI w/CI Poly
LOCATION:                      Herndon, VA (on client site; remote not available)
TRAVEL:                          None
WORK STATUS:               U.S. Citizenship required
JOB DESCRIPTION:          As IT Systems Engineer, working with Cloud technologies, you will lead and support the design, development, evaluation, enhancement, and modification activities for end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products.  You will create product-development standards, practices, and procedures, and coordinate their implementation; designs interfaces to bring various system’s together to work together as a whole; assess systems and components performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures; participate in system conceptual design activities and document design concepts; participate in hardware and software design reviews, ensuring requirements, specifications, and standards are met and traceable for verification and validation; apply/implement DevSecOps CI/CD pipelines using tools like Jenkins, Git and Artifactory; conduct security hardening, patching, and server certificate updates; and develop documentation for System Installation Plans and System Administration Guides.
CLEARANCE: TS/SCI w/CI Polygraph required for consideration

Minimum 10 years of recent relevant experience consistent with the job description, including:
  • Senior-level experience in the following is required:
    • AWS Cloud, including: EC2s, S3, RDS, ElasticCache
    • Linux systems administration experience
    • Server certificates
    • CI/CD tools: Jenkins, Git, Artifactory
    • Agile Scrum methodology
    • Administering and managing multiple environments, i.e., dev, test, production.
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience with:  OpenShift, Keycloak, PostgreSQL, Ansible, and/or Wildfly • Experience working with Kafka, Elasticsearch, Wildfly, Docker, Maven •
    • Experience implementing/applying: STIG hardening, CI/CD pipelines
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (i.e., Computer Science, Engineering, Math)
  • 14 years of total relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Security+
    or other IAT II/III level certification
  • Possesses a principled work ethic founded in honesty, dependability, punctuality, civility, accountability, integrity, accuracy, diligent performance, customer-satisfaction-focused, and respect.
  • Has the courteous and affable interpersonal skills required for successful workplace communications, comradery, and work completion.
  • Is comfortable, productive, and adds value (1) working as a member of a team and taking direction (leading & managing teams if required), and (2) working independently.
  • Conveys written and verbal communications and information clearly, concisely, and correctly the first time -- in a timely & efficient manner -- using proper grammar and well organized and structured paragraphs and sentences.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development and accepts well-meaning constructive criticism.
COVID-19 VACCINATION:        This opportunity directly supports SoundWay’s federal Government client, and as such will require you to either: (i) provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon request, (ii) take and report weekly COVID-19 testing results, or (iii) receive SoundWay’s and/or its client’s approval of your Reasonable Accommodation Exemption request. Note: All COVID-19 information provided or shared as herein described is maintain as a confidential medical record in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA).

MISSION: To help our clients succeed, our employees excel, and to have a positive impact in all we do.
MOTTO: Continued Service to Country through Contracting.
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BENEFITS & PERKS: SoundWay values its employees, respecting the whole person, and recognizing their efforts & accomplishments. True to our Mission Statement we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and an ethical & respectful company culture, which includes the following Benefits & Perks:
  • Healthcare Benefits.
    • SoundWay pays 100% of an employee's premium (cost) for Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, & $50K Life Insurance, and approximately 25% of the additional cost to add spouse/partner/child(ren)/family coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 3.5% Matching 401K Retirement Plan. Up to 3.5% matching.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement. $1,500/year for qualified college courses, certification classes & testing, & professional association membership fees.
CAPABILITIES: SoundWay provides state-of-the-industry Information Technology (IT), Mission Support (MS), and Cybersecurity Compliance & Certification (NIST, CMMC, etc.) solutions and services to support and advance National Security and Government programs & operations for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), Veterans Administration (VA) and other non-DoD Government organizations & agencies. And, as a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB) Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and a CMMC 3rd Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO), SoundWay provides Cybersecurity compliance and certification solutions & services to businesses, organizations, & individuals doing business with the federal Government & DoD.
GIVING BACK: Giving back is a great way to have a positive impact in our communities & industry, and with our colleagues & clients. We encourage staff to recommend opportunities to give back via donations, sponsoring, mentoring, membership, participation, etc.. Our commitment to giving back & positive impact includes sponsoring a local youth softball team and the Bea Gaddy Family Centers for several years.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disable

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