Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer
Clearance Required: Active Top Secret with Polygraph
Location: Northern Virginia
Anticipated Start Date: Immediate Pending Customer Approval
The Systems Engineer is responsible for maintaining integrity of systems-of-systems by defining requirements architecture
(consistent with the Agency Enterprise Architecture (EA), (described in 1.0 above) and interfaces. They plan, implement, test,
document, and maintain solutions to total systems or subsystems using internally created and/or commercial off-the-shelf
products. They provide end-to-end project management support of the life cycle as well as a total systems perspective
including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies and requirements of hardware and software components.
They coordinate with the COTR and other team members and ensure problem solution, appropriate risk reduction, and user
satisfaction. They make recommendations, if needed, on test and evaluation strategies for major systems’ installations.
The Systems Engineer analyzes, designs, tests, and evaluates network systems such as satellite networks, local area networks
(LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems ranging from a
connection between two offices in the same building to globally distributed networks, voice mail, and e-mail systems of a
multinational organization. They perform network modeling, analysis, and planning including research related products and
make necessary hardware and software recommendations.
The Systems Engineer installs, configures, and supports an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network
(WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. They maintain network hardware and software and monitor
network to ensure availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. They
may supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security
The Systems Engineer ensures that adequate and appropriate planning is provided for hardware and communications for
facilities. They prepare engineering plans and site installation technical design packages. They provide coordination in the
analysis, acquisition and installation of hardware and software. They manage efforts of a staff engaged in facility additions,
moves or changes including analysis, telecommunications (LAN, WAN, voice, video) planning, cabling, IT requirements, etc.
They perform site surveys and assess and document current site network configuration and user requirements.
The Systems Engineer shall know the technology used within this occupation:
Administration software — Cisco Systems CiscoWorks; Element management software; Network management
software; Network shutdown software
Configuration management software — Application management software; Automated installation software; Patch
and update management software; Systems and applications migration software
Network monitoring software — Ethereal; Multi-router traffic grapher MRTG software; Veritas NerveCenter; ZABBIX
Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Intrusion prevention system IPS software;
Network and system vulnerability assessment software; OpenService Open NerveCenter; Security incident handling
Transaction security and virus protection software — Encryption software; Packet filter software; Ping software; Root
kit detection software
PCI Strategic Management is a premier management consulting firm that assists organizations in defining and executing
their strategic vision. PCI is a veteran-owned small business providing
professional services, technical solutions, and management consulting primarily to the
U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Clients.
PCI is headquartered in Columbia, MD and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.