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Job #: R-00056022
Location: Fort Detrick, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Information Technology Systems and IT Services Engineer (SE) is responsible for all of the system design and technical integration engineering required to fulfill the organizations IT Systems Strategic Plan and exceed our customers’ expectations. Working within the Systems Engineering and Architecture (SE&A) Team, the SE is fully responsible for the technical planning needed to enable the customers’ business processes in IT. The SE will use their knowledge of the current IT marketplace and design technical solutions that the eIT PMO will then deploy to support the commands mission. Working with the Chief Architect and the rest of the SE&A team, the SE will be responsible for the design and engineering of current system evolution and future systems in alignment with the approved architecture and business requirements. Additionally, the SE provides appropriate engineering support and technical analysis with ongoing development and sustainment of solutions.  

Primary Responsibilities


Develop new information technology system design plans and engineering products including documentation, models and relevant engineering/architecture artifacts Establish system design and functionality models and documentation Be accountable for the development and maintenance of the organizations technical architecture and related solution engineering work Be self-motivated to discover new industry related technologies and solution models Responsible for detailing the organizations cloud technical transition and evolutionary change Evaluate and support the installation of developed or COTS software during various phases of testing Review and prepare documentation for system test and installation of software Work with the sub-portfolio lead or product lead to meet scheduled milestones in the Integrated Master Schedule Work with the sub-portfolio lead or product lead in supporting the development of schedules, plans, and implementation of IT service, system and functional element changes Provide systems engineering support for network and communication/information routing design and management Work with the external network management team and all available documentation to ensure that all required ports are defined and documented, and as possible, support all requests for implementation request submission and tracking Support systems/environment solutions for multiple projects with varying schedules and interface with vendors for solution of trouble calls Participate in database and operating system security management such as evaluating  IA patches, Compliance IA controls, and providing engineering support in documenting vulnerability findings Interact with peers on a daily basis and during  review board meetings, interaction with customers and/or function peer group leads and managers Investigates and gains knowledge on new methods and technologies. Particularly relating to the application of technology to the field of Medical Research Apply knowledge of IT systems, hardware, software, networks, databases and vendor services to support all eIT PMO activities Assist the Chief Architect in delivering services and capabilities that fulfill the eIT PMO’s strategic plan and the needs of our customers

Develop recommendations for and document the proper data back-up and recovery methodology for a given system, this includes:

Provide documentation needed for the operations team to accomplish the means of data backup

Research, engineer and document system back and restoration capabilities

Research, engineer and document system(s) disaster recovery process

Track and provide integration engineering support for vendor software releases and security patches Support preventive maintenance of applications and operating systems, as well as assessing of database and operating system problems Engineer the system upgrade process and data migration plan in conjunction with the Systems Engineering and Architecture Team and the Operations Team Support the update of all vendor supplied data libraries and supporting software capabilities Document all system technical configurations Proactively review operational system designs and system operations for problems and work with the operations Team to resolve Review Change Requests, Change Proposals and Test plans for all system changes Collaboratively identify areas of opportunity within the portfolio’s service offerings and capabilities Identify solutions to address opportunities for process and data integration within the eIT-PMO's service offerings and capabilities Work with external service or system of record providers to facilitate service adoption and function or data integration. Maintain awareness of technological developments that could enhance the eIT PMO’s service offerings and capabilities.

Basic Qualifications

BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Experience in Microsoft server administration or administration of VM Ware preferred. Experience in Oracle database administration or MS SQL Server 2008 preferred. Experience in Linux system administration, particularly RedHat or CentOS distributions. CompTIA Security+ certification preferred. Excellent English, written and interpersonal communication skills. Successfully complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position. Maintain a professional and courteous manner at all times Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training, and also be a strong team player when called upon. Understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project and Visio). Be detail oriented and demonstrate the ability to absorb and clearly document complex problems. Energetic team player with an affinity for problem solving Enthusiasm for continuous learning. Physical capabilities: work may involve long periods of sitting and or standing. (office environment)

Preferred Qualifications

Be able to use design thinking and abstraction models to manage and communicate IT system complexity across multiple domains (organizations/requirements/systems/data/dependencies) Be able to evaluate complex system designs and architectures, in order to clearly articulate findings to peers and non-technical stakeholders. Be able to produce models and diagrams that describe IT services, IT Systems and related components. Understanding of and/or experience with IT Service delivery and IT Service Management (ITSM) Understanding of and/or experience in developing cloud (AWS/Azure) hosted solutions Understanding of and/or experience with iterative development (ie Agile) Experience working with enterprise systems and system of systems integration

Understanding of Models Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Understanding of and/or experience with UML based systems and process modeling tools Understanding of and/or experience with test automation and performance benchmarking Understanding of and/or experience with application messaging technologies such as (ie. Kafka) Understanding of and/or experience defining or evaluating RESTful web services Understanding of and/or experience with HTML 5 Understanding of and/or experience designing or managing applications and services in a cloud environment (AWS/Azure) Understanding of and/or experience designing or managing containerized solutions Understanding of and/or experience working with data structures (ie. XML, JSON, CSV, etc) Understanding of and/or experience in DevOps (DevSecOps) Understanding of current DoD systems engineering practices

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 25%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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