Sr. Systems Engineer

Chantilly, VA

Sr. Systems Engineer

Category: Project Management

Main location: United States, Virginia, Chantilly

Position ID: J0823-0881

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI Federal is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Sr. Systems Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will collaborate with stakeholders to identify business requirements, design systems, and integrate hardware, software, and networking components.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Analyze user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications.

• Analyze system requirements and leads design and development activities.

• Guide users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies.

• Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.

• Incorporate new plans, designs, and systems into ongoing operations.

• Develop system architecture and system design documentation.

• Guide system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans.

• Interact with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts.

• Responsible for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.

• Communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives.

• Apply Standard Characteristics of Labor Category Capability Levels

• In addition, responsible for managing very complex and/or high-risk programs and shall not serve in any other capability. Supervise assigned technical staff, including subordinate managers.

• Establish state-of-the-art techniques for designing, developing, modifying, and troubleshooting highly complex computer operating hardware system.

• Design operating/hardware systems; formulate system concepts and architecture, specific requirements, and develop implementation approaches.

• Identify and direct resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues; subject matter expert on emerging technologies; direct the development of systems specifications and technical documentation.

• 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.

• 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

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• TS/SCI w CI Polygraph required

• Experience with Linux Systems, including Red Hat or CentOS Systems Administration, in an engineering capacity.

• 8+ years of experience in a Systems Engineering role

• 5+ years' experience with Cross Domain Solutions, including Forcepoint High Speed Guards, OWL Diodes, Radiant Mercury, or ISSE Guards

• DoD 8570 Level II Security• Experience with integrating COTS, GOTS, and custom software into an enterprise solution for data.

• Experience with knowledge management with appropriate security and monitoring measures.

• Knowledge of customer security controls and their implementation on enterprise tools.

• Strong Linux Experience.

• Experience with VMWare ESXi, vSphere, or vRealize Operations

• Experience with creating tailored Linux Operating systems through Kickstart or PXE

• Experience with Infrastructure as Code technologies, including Chef, Terraform, Ansible, or SaltStack.

Desired qualifications:

• Amazon certification(s)

• Knowledge of the data lifecycle and data management best practices

• Demonstrated knowledge of Agile best practices (CSM Certification)

• Knowledge of Java, Python, and other Development language

• Demonstrated DevSecOps experience.

• Experience with CI/CD pipelines and associated technology stacks

This role can be supported from Chantilly, VA, Bethesda, MD and Annapolis Junction, MD.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $124,190 - $200,080.





  • Cloud Computing

  • Knowledge Management

  • Linux

  • Systems Engineering

  • VMware ESXi

What you can expect from us:

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Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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