Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Amentum (


  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Amentum is seeking a Systems Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, VA.

Do you like learning about new systems and leading edge weapon systems capabilities? Come learn and explore new technologies, software, hardware, and tools with our customer. Using your cybersecurity, systems engineering, and networking experience, you will help design and contribute to the development of some of the Navy's new system.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Develop and maintain Risk Management Framework (RMF) expertise within the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Cyber Engineering Test Group, a virtual test bed for training scans, STIG checks for RMF and evaluation of cybersecurity tools in a representative environment to include documentation of TTPS and SOPS for ship force use.
Design and develop virtual machine architecture to replicate a subset of the SSDS network (sufficient to represent the network security posture). VMS would include OE and related packages (RHEL, Java, Mozilla, etc.) but may not include tactical software other than specific cybersecurity tools used within the SSDS Cs (e.g., Splunk, ACAS, SCAP, Tenable CASA, CSTK, etc.).
Assemble/build/maintain the government designed rack equipment.
Build multi-server system for TI-12/h, TI-16+/ACB 20 capabilities.
Provide systems engineering, hardware / software, integration documentation packages appropriate to the scope of this project.
Develop a process to distribute anti-virus signatures to the fleet and an anti-virus workstation [designed by gov't] to test the AV signatures.
Develop, maintain and produce technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.
Direct interface and liaison with customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities, design reviews and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.

Here at Amentum, we believe in fostering a sense of belonging. We welcome diversity, encourage growth and development, promote safety first, and believe curiosity is the spark for innovation. We take care of our employees who in turn take care of our customers, driving the success of our business.

Minimum Requirements

    Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline, or 8 years of a demonstrated knowledge base and subject matter expertise relevant to specific technical disciplines of the PWS, including the qualifications below; or US Naval operational experience at the E7 level or higher.
    At least 6 years of full-time professional experience in systems engineering. 2 of these years must have been at the system level in any of the following areas: requirements definition, system design parameters, concepts operation, risk assessment, producibility studies/analyses, performance analyses, test and evaluation, and/or post-delivery support.
    Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. citizen
    Must have an active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

    Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) experience
    Working knowledge of virtualization (e.g., VMware)
    Working knowledge of networking (OSI network layers, TCP/IP, Switching/Routing product lines)
    Working knowledge of anti-virus programs and virus signatures