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Principal IT Systems Engineer

Chesapeake, VA, USA | BAE Systems

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    7-10 years
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BAE Systems is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer for the configuration and integration of IT Systems. Responsibilities include design, configuration, verification, validation, and technical leadership for the integration of hardware, software, and services into enterprise Information Technology systems. As part of the Systems Engineering team, all members have the opportunity to grow technically and professionally in a strong and growing technical environment with support from experienced professionals. The ideal candidate will have a hands-on background and understanding of network, storage, and virtual server architectures.

The selected candidate will work with the government customer to develop requirements, conduct site surveys, design solutions, mock-up, install, configure, document, and test solutions in a lab environment. Upon government acceptance, the selected candidate will support the deployment, troubleshooting, and sustainment of the fielded solution.

Major duties of the position include:

Collaborate with support contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. military to integrate, troubleshoot, and document a global enterprise IT system.

Translates customer requirements into hardware/software specifications.

Communicate detailed and clear project status to government and internal leadership

Ensure effective integration, testing, and troubleshooting of hardware and software.

Create key documentation to properly capture, and baseline, a system.

Interact with the government leads to ensure that all system and interface requirements are consistent and valid across the Enterprise.

Develop, document, execute, and integrate systems engineering processes as required to enable effective systems engineering and integration efforts.

Integrate activities over the lifecycle of systems within the Enterprise including prototyping and production, as well as operations and sustainment.

This position is located in Chesapeake, VA, but travel is required up to 25%.

Please be sure to address all requirements of posted requisition in resume. Only resumes that include all requirements will be considered.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

High School and at least 10 years of experience OR Associate degree and at least 8 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of experience

Active TS security clearance and ability to maintain

Knowledgeable on the latest technologies for Enterprise IT and a strong desire to learn new technologies

Experience installing and configuring virtual environments

Ability to travel (CONUS and OCONUS) up to 25%

Ability to obtain and maintain certifications to meet IAT3 Requirements (CISSP or CASP)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience with virtual desktop infrastructure

Strong working knowledge in at least five of these technologies:

Cisco or Juniper Switches/Routers


Microsoft Server 2012/2016

Active Directory and DNS

RedHat Enterprise Linux

NetApp Storage Arrays

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

ACAS/Nessus or other vulnerability scanning and management tool

Host Based Security System (HBSS)

DoD Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG)

Cisco Unified Computing Systems

Citrix XenDesktop


Preferred Skills and Education

Certified MS Windows Server 2012 (MCSA or MCSE)

VMWare Certification

Cisco Certified (CCNA or CCNP)

Active TS/SCI security clearance

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