Principal Systems Engineer (Programming) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

United States

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Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Principal Systems Engineer to join our team in Pocatello, ID.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide subject matter expertise during the review of potential technologies proposed for integration with the environment
  • Create API integration and automation scripts with the Python programming language
  • Understand agile software design and be able to create/consume stories within a sprint structure
  • Assist with the deployment and sustainment of a very large multi-tenant Anything as a Service (XaaS) offering with a focus on Transport as a Service (TaaS), Network as a Service (NaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Design, build, and sustain a large multi-tenant network fabric
  • Assist with the troubleshooting and upgrading of hyper-converged, converged, and traditional server and storage infrastructure
  • Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree. May consider additional years of related experience or certification in lieu of a degree
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of related experience
  • At least one certification for Cisco, Microsoft, or Linux
  • Strong experience creating API integration and automation scripts with at least one of the following scripting or programming languages: Python, Perl, YAML (Python is preferred).
  • Experience with Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), Java Script over the Network (JSON), REST-CONF, and YANG.
  • In depth hands-on experience with very large deployments of at least one of the following Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller architectures: Cisco ACI, APIC-EM / DNA Center, Arista CVP, Juniper Contrail.
  • Experience with orchestration platforms, including at least one of the following orchestration controllers: Cisco/Tail-f/NSO, Red Hat Ansible
  • Experience troubleshooting and upgrading hyper-converged, converged, and traditional server hardware (Nutanix and Dell preferred).
  • Strong experience with virtualization platforms, such as: like ESXi, Hyper-V, or KVM
  • Recent exposure and strong understanding of hybrid cloud, automation, and DevOps infrastructure strategies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Nutanix Prism Pro software and be able to assist with custom automation script development.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • An active Top-Secret clearance

Physical Requirements:

  • The person in this position must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, or to communicate with co-workers, management, and customers, via email, phone, and or virtual communication, which may involve delivering presentations.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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