System Engineer (RC-3)

Job Title
System Engineer (RC-3)
Job ID
Annapolis Junction,  MD
Other Location
Legato, LLC recruiters ( would love to speak with you regarding the following position: System Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI w/ Polygraph
What You Will Do:
The System Engineer
will manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architectures such as Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc. Assist with the development of system requirements functional requirements and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility and personnel components. Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination. Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations. Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components. Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions. Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan

They will develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis. Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (I.M.P). Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications , and Interface Control Documents. Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle. Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness. Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirement that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous realizable and verifiable

Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirement , designs, interface , test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers. Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control , hashing, key management, etc.). Implement comprehensive SOA solutions. Implement operational. view, technical standards view, and system and service view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards.  Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate , comprehensive, and complete. Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository.

Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan. In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements. Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions. Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions. Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operation & maintenance. Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process.

Support the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy). Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing integration, and testing of specific components 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/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis. Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system the user, and the environment that satisfies operational, support, maintenance and disposal needs. Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability Survivability, Producibility, etc.)

Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams , ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces. Develop comprehensive SOA solutions. Develop operational view , technical standards view and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards. Conduct and/or approve end-to-end system trade analyses to optimize system operations over its life-cycle through the proper balance of non-functional system performance areas. Use validated models, simulations, and prototyping to mitigate risk and reduce cost of system development. Ensure effective, periodic review and control of the evolving configuration of a system, both hardware and software components and associated documentation, during the life of the system. Serve as a member of the CCB. Develop system design alternatives that consider life cycle cost, reuse , complexity, risk, system expansion and growth.

Develop alternative courses of action, workarounds and fallback positions with a recommended course of action for each risk, and monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones. Monitors risk using earned value management (EVM) data. Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest. Apply and enforce use of suitable standards to ensure consistency and interoperability of developer hardware and software. As a participant within an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) effort, recommend a preferred solution based on selection criteria adjusted for reasonableness and validity of assumptions, technology limitations environmental impact, and life-cycle costs

Provide technical direction for the development engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components 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/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis. Improve standard integration strategies based upon rationale for previous decisions that resulted in improved integration performance. Fully define interfaces in terms of origination, destination stimulus, and data characteristics for software· and electrical and mechanical characteristics for hardware
Our minimum requirements for this role:
  • Experience analyzing user requirements concept of operations documents and high-level system architecture to develop system requirements.
  • Experience providing technical leadership for ongoing operations
  • Provide ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with System Engineering
  • Minimum twenty (20) plus years’ experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or related. Five (5) years of additional development experience may be substituted for a degree for a total of twenty-five (25) years of experience
About Your New Company
Legato, LLC is a dynamic small business headquartered in Columbia, near Ft. Meade, MD. Our positions include Cyber, Software, Systems, Networking, Data Science and other complex engineering capabilities. We set ourselves apart by having employees in the top of their field and who enjoy working at Legato for its attention to its employees, aggressive compensation, and benefits package and upward mobility possibilities.
Legato LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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