Systems Engineer (Automation SME) - Military veterans preferred

Trace Systems (


  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Systems Engineer (Automation SME)
Job ID 2020-3785
# of Openings 1
Job Title: Systems Engineer (Automation) Subject Matter Expert

Job Location: Tampa, FL

Security Clearance: Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:
Trace Systems is recruiting for a Systems Engineer (Automation) Subject Matter Expert to join our team in Tampa, FL.

Responsibilities include the following:

Provide system administration and engineering support focusing on the design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of lab services.
Design, install, provision, configure, optimize, tune performance, integrate, and administer various solution technologies in a lab environment.
Understand, decompose and implement test plan, automation, and validation procedures based on stated product features and skillsets
Provide architecture and design level input to the agile team that integrates, orchestrate and facilitate ideas and maintain momentum across a diverse technical skillset
Help engineer solutions that are technically sound and within the constructs of the DOD environment
Be part of an engineering team building DOD systems using advanced NSX/ESXi networking functionalities such as virtual or distributed switches, network emulation devices, network overlay technologies, and NIC offload capabilities
Support complex and diverse network platforms/topologies within the engineering team
Will be responsible for the design, integration, operation, and management of complex enterprise networks, linking a variety of platforms, operating systems, network topologies, and network protocols.
Collaborate with vendors, the Government, carriers, and technical staff on network implementation, optimization and ongoing management
Lead technical teams that are integrating new technology into the existing operational environment
Advise senior government staff on industry best practices and provide policy recommendations to implement those practices
Work in a dynamic/agile development environment and be adaptable to changing requirements
Be resourceful, curious, and driven. Push the envelope in adopting new technologies, best design practices to ensure DOD has the best possible systems. Outside the box thinking.
Work in a collaborated environment to achieve original and anticipated features and functionality of programs to be developed
Follow life-cycle oriented processes and procedures
History of balancing competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting a deadline
Work with business stakeholders and dev leads to prepare appropriate testing approaches, test plans, and test cases
Analyze, discuss and clarify test requirements with government, product, and development team members
Standup and configuration of test environments/sandboxes
Hands-on development of tests and testing suites
Manage test environments and setup/maintain test datasets
Configure and maintain test management suites using TestRail or similar
Evaluate where and how to increase/improve automation test coverage
Structure and conduct user acceptance testing with business stakeholders
Take part in product enhancement, feature design and requirements discussions (i.e., represent the voice of the customer)
Work with Lead Architect to scope features and prioritize roadmap
Work with the multiple technology teams to provide expertise in automation using configuration management tools such as Ansible/vRA or other automation suites
Comply with all applicable security and IA policies and directives
The Systems Engineer (Lab Manager) position (Microsoft Windows focus) is responsible for the management network and lab environment consisting of workstations, servers, routers, switches, firewalls, security devices, and communications devices.
This position will be responsible for managing Microsoft Windows servers operating in a virtual environment including packaging, deployment scripting and testing, shell scripting, and tier 3 technical issue resolution.
This includes verifying system security and Information Assurance (IA) posture and Security Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG) compliance of systems used in the lab and for the project in a complex environment with multiple enclaves.
The position also supports the deployment of virtual Microsoft Windows desktops through VMware Horizon technology.
Additional responsibilities could include special projects and participation in operating system security and strategy development.
Minimum Qualifications:
Position requires a minium of seven (7) years of direct experience in the last fifteen year
Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification is required
Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math), experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Trace Systems
Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroadâ??â?? whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: #jointracesystems

Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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