Sr. Systems Engineer* - Military veterans preferred

Trace Systems (


  full-time   employee   contract

Ft. Meade
United States

Sr. Systems Engineer*
Job ID 2020-3750
# of Openings 1
Job Title: Sr. Systems Engineer

Job Location: Ft Meade, MD

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued: Secret/SSBI

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

Job Responsibilities:
Trace Systems is seeking an experienced Sr. Systems Engineer for its IT Engineering team who will contribute to the overall engineering, design, build, implementation/integration and operations support of all existing and new Infrastructure.

With minimum guidance provides top-level technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis.
Designs architectures to include the software to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.
Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture. Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including software updates or upgrades.
Formulates and defines specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Creates detailed design specifications for use by software development staff members. Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction. Develops software design documents and technology white papers.
Instrumental in selection of development tools. Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams and for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products.
Manage all messaging systems, Windows Server Enterprise supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc.
Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure, application systems and database systems
Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and messaging environments through following an institutionalized change management process
Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups
Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Twelve years direct experience in the last fifteen years designing, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering Windows Enterprise Services (Servers, email (Exchange), instant messaging (Lync, Tactical Chat Server, OpenFire), Web Services (SharePoint)and other communication tools.
Solid experience with Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment
Solid experience with anti-spam, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, transport rules, and e-discovery.
Strong Experience managing a Windows environment, including but not limited to Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy.
Strong experience with Public and Private Key services (Design and Implementation)
Experience developing Powershell scripts for administration/automation. Specifically for the automation of Day 1 â?? Day 3 Operations automation.
Serves as Storage Administrator in support of NetApp Storage Area Network. Lead implementation, design, development and maintenance of NetApp filers in a VMware datacenter.
Experience with VMware Operations Manager, LogInsight, Subject Matter Expert with either Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, SharePoint, or other complex Windows applications
Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.
Technical lead for large scale projects involving Windows technologies
Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments
Experience with Microsoft application deployment automation (i.e. Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync)
Must be a US Citizen and have an active TS clearance with SCI eligibility
Required Certifications:

Technical Certification in area of expertise (for Admin Access)
Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering). 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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