Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States


Systems Engineer

KBR has an immediate need for an energetic and dynamic Systems Engineer (SE) to join its talented team in Sioux Falls, SD . KBR is the primary contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science ( EROS ) Center ( ) near Sioux Falls, SD. This position will be part of a multidisciplinary staff, focusing on planning, development, and integration of the data management, processing, archiving, and distribution capabilities of remote-sensed data from the location at EROS and in the cloud.

The System Engineer (SE) will perform all facets of systems engineering for the USGS Landsat project’s Archive and Access System. The candidate will act as a liaison between IT development groups and business units for the development and implementation of new systems and enhancement of current systems. Evaluates new applications, system requirements, developments in field of expertise, and evolving business needs to recommend appropriate solutions and alternatives. Under general direction, uses specialized knowledge or skills to solve complex and unique problems, or direct the daily activities of a business, technical support, or functional support team. Establishes priorities for the completion of assigned tasks. Uses judgment to interpret internal and external issues and develop best practices. May direct resources, prioritize tasks and provide guidance to less experienced team members. Relies upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of field to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or equivalent

Experience: Minimum 7 years system engineering experience

Required Skills:

  • Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and interfacing teams to properly perform systems analysis in order to document requirements using DOORS and system design using Visio, System Architect, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Take direction and complete tasks unsupervised.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to explain technical details and issues clearly to non-technical individuals and be able to clearly and concisely explain system concepts and problems.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform system modeling and analysis studies of system reliability and availability.
  • Ability to study and analyze existing systems relative to current technology and operation problems.
  • Ability to develop and recommend plans and formal test procedures for use in evaluating system requirements.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports concerning status and progress of assigned activities.
  • Ability to participate in generation and presentation of milestone reviews.
  • U.S Citizenship or prior 3 years residency in U.S.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in image processing, data archiving systems, database management and design, software development, etc.
  • Experience using DOORS, JIRA, and Confluence

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( ).

This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on-line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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