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CACI International Lead Systems Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Lead Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US


CACI is pursuing the prime contract for the development and integration of a large Personnel systems integration effort to modernize a portfolio of applications. The program is a high visibility within CACI’s large portfolio of enterprise business systems and Human Capital management solution programs. The system provides end-to-end Human Resources (HR) functionality to all civilians across a large Federal Civilian enterprise made up of over 400,000 employees. The system provides a centralized resource for employees, managers, and HR Professionals to better manage civilian personnel information across the enterprise. This project involves systems transformation and integration from legacy systems to commercial software as a service (SaaS) cloud solution.


At CACI, our philosophy of employee advancement rests on a cultural foundation of providing unlimited equal opportunity for growth, recognition and rewards. We provide the environment and support to immediately nurture and stretch your abilities. The project offers a 5 year contract opportunity and a significant exposure and growth opportunity for individuals joining CACI. This project is part of a significant strategic growth plan centered on human capital systems and other ERP lines of business in CACI. Joining the project offers more than a project assignment; it offers a career growth opportunity in a growing and strategic CACI line of business with great success for Federal and DoD market customers, with an emphasis on SaaS solutions in the Federal and DOD human capital markets.


Serves as the overall Lead Systems Engineer for the modernization program. The Lead Systems Engineer is responsible for planning, managing, designing, and coordinating systems engineering activities in support of all solution products including legacy system and COTS to COTS integrations within the customers enterprise cloud and architectures.


Performs and/or leads a system engineering team to perform the following activities in support of the system engineering functions:

  • Provides infrastructure support services for production sustainment and on-going development efforts

  • Provides planning, standup, and support of DevSecOps platform for the program

  • Manages infrastructure, COOP/Disaster Recovery, performance and capacity, databases, systems administration, application administration, operating systems, network engineering, and storage engineering

  • Researches, studies and evaluates software tools, hardware, integration technologies, services, and leading edge technologies that could be applied to the VA HRIT infrastructure

  • Provides development and application COTS product upgrade support

  • Coordinates and facilitates the implementation of tool suites, Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products, development artifacts, and support activities

  • Provisions, installs/configures, operates, and maintains systems hardware and software and related infrastructure

  • Coordinates CACI site developer access to the appropriate environments

  • Works closely with the CM Lead and assists the Deployment and Software Sustainment teams in planning releases and delivering CDRLs

  • Ensures release controls are documented and well understood by development Teams and Program Support Teams

  • Ensures the architecture and associated infrastructure on which applications are deployed are robust and stable

  • Evaluates and recommends the allocation of hardware and software resources; researches and recommends solutions to technology needs, compatible with the client's technology architecture and infrastructure and resource constraints

  • Provides team leadership and technical guidance to less experienced systems administrators and supporting personnel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or other relevant field with, and 5-10 years of related experience

  • Minimum of five years prior experience in a large systems software development, implementation, deployment and support

  • Experience working with COTS systems such as Oracle or similar database platform

  • Direct experience performing UNIX/Linux and Windows Server administration, middleware administration, and database administration.

  • Experience in cyber security

  • Broad exposure to a variety of technologies and concepts in multi-vendor systems environments, including web services; modeling, performance tuning and capacity planning for large scale distributed systems; and implementation of high availability system configurations.


  • ERP implementation experience in large scale projects

  • Experience in Cloud (PaaS, IaaS, etc.) solutions

  • Experience in delivering systems for Public Sector, Federal Civilian Government, and Department of Defense (DoD) customers

  • Experience designing and developing real time integrations with Oracle HCM SaaS and other Tier 1 SaaS applications

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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