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CACI International Systems Engineer in Springfield, Virginia

Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI seeks a talented Systems Engineer to join our growing team in Springfield, VA.

This opportunity offers very rewarding and unique benefits, which equates to 50% of compensation on TOP of your base salary! The first part is a tax-qualified profit-sharing retirement plan, to which CACI annually contributes up to 25% of your base salary (not in excess of applicable IRS limits) to your retirement account. The second component consists of an Individual Benefit Account (IBA), which is used for premiums, medical reimbursements, dependent care, education and Paid Time Off (PTO) policy. Both components of the benefit package are paid for by CACI, in addition to your base salary and potential performance bonuses. We believe in a healthy home/work balance and our locations offer a wide variety of activities to balance with your work life.

What You Will Get To Do:

As a System Engineer, you will be working with a staff of 60 Operators, maintainers and engineers spread across two locations (Springfield, VA, and Denver, CO) where you will be part of a real-time operation providing special communications to users around the world. Operations are of the highest priority dedicated to the mission and seeing that the user is supported in every way.

More About This Role:

  • The System Engineer will be responsible for understanding the complete end-to-end Tasking, processing, evaluation, and dissemination of information to system users.

  • Familiar with the NRO System Integration Standards (NSIS) and support acquisition milestones from a site perspective.

  • Partner with our Tier 1 and 2 maintainers staff to evaluate discrepancy reports and provide feedback to acquisition offices to deliver fixes to future deliveries.

  • Work with the Cross-site operations staff to continually review system CONOPS for efficiencies and enhancements to mission execution.

  • Providing engineering support to maintain the operational baseline to high availability standards is paramount, and review boards are conducted each month with the various acquisition program offices.

  • Work with the end customers to discuss performance assessment of current operations and provide insights during user interface meetings.

  • Responsible for integration and test requirements for Image processing of multiple sensor types with emphasis on Synthetic Aperture Processing (SAR), and working with 24/7 operations teams to understand system performance and operability issues and provide feedback to developers to incorporate enhancements in future builds.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and five years experience or an Associate Degree and nine years of relevant experience

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph, and must be willing able to upgrade to higher level polygraph

  • Must be operations-oriented and understand the demands of maintaining mission operations, including on-call support.

  • The system engineer needs to have disciplined technical documentation skills to draft guidance to system operators in the form of temporary procedures (Memograms) and follow up with configuration-controlled documentation.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Review system performance and identify system improvement areas, RFCs submitted by acquisition offices, and impact against the site baseline

  • Maintain a master schedule of integration activity and support factory demonstrations and installation activity

  • Work with the TIER 1 and 2 personnel to understand system issues and help resolve system discrepancies and feedback information to the acquisition offices, and Perform System Performance Analysis (SPA)

  • Attend user interface TEMs to discuss current mission performance and assess future CONOPs

  • Review and develop COOP CONOPs and procedures

  • Experience with configuration management

  • Strong troubleshooting and interpersonal skills in a mission-critical operational environment

  • Monitor and track Discrepancy Reports

  • An understanding of IT fundamentals – hardware (servers, switches, routers, etc.), software, networks, databases, SAN storage, applications, Virtual machines, and with Enterprise Monitoring tools – i.e., Nagios

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Working and communicating effectively with government project officers and senior leaders.

  • Familiarity with NRO and NGA Ground and space systems

  • Familiarity with the NSIS process

  • Familiarity of Spacecraft capable of image processing is desired

  • Good communication and briefing skills are highly desired.

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/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.