KEYW Corporation

  • System Engineer

    Job Locations 3 weeks ago(6/6/2018 10:14 AM)
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Overview

    Join our Distributed Common Ground Station-Army engineering and sustainment services CHARCS sustainment team. The CHARCS sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.


    As a CHARCS software developer, you will work individually and as part of a team to design and code solutions to implement new features, modifications and problem resolutions to the software baseline. Specifically, you will:

    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan the translation of software requirements into functioning code by assessing and communicating recommendations, level of effort and risks
    • Evaluate and recommend architectural approaches to the whole system, to include hardware platforms, operating systems and communications and storage technologies on which to base future development and fielding cycles
    • Implement new and modify existing functionality and interfaces
    • Code individually and collaboratively in a team environment, adhering to team coding standards and best industry practices
    • Update, patch and modify an underlying MS Windows operating system baseline the CHARCS application will reside on
    • Create documentation of software, systems and solutions for multiple audiences (e.g., internal development engineers, testers, managers and end users)
    • Troubleshoot and provide resolution of problems reported against the system by testers and users
    • Test system and software performance throughout the entirety of the development cycle
    • Provide subject matter expertise on the topic of interoperability between CHARCS and other systems in the DCGS-A family


    Minimum Qualifications

    • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 7 years of professional work experience is required; additional 3 years of experience (for a total of 10 years) may be substituted in lieu of the degree
    • At least 2 years’ experience in Windows coding, including compiled languages such as C# (preferred), C++, Java, and object-oriented methodologies
    • At least 2 years’ experience in Windows administration (Vista or more recent), including activities such as operating system installation, configuration and patching, and application installation and configuration
    • At least 2 years demonstrated experience with SQL database administration
    • Experience in security hardening of operating systems and networked communications
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize virtualization technologies (preferably VMware) in a development and testing environment
    • Use of industry standard tools for software authoring, debugging and performance profiling (e.g., Eclipse, Visual Studio)
    • Experience with performance profiling of systems, applications and functions in terms of multiple metrics (e.g. memory, storage and CPU utilization, time)
    • Experience with GUI development and modification
    • Understanding of networking technologies
    • Must be self-starter, willing to take complete ownership of complex technical problems
    • Should be able to think clearly and articulate with appropriate level of abstraction his/her thought process on complex technological issues
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified--baseline security certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+ CE) and technical computing environment certification (e.g. Server+) prior to start of work
    • TS/SCI Required

    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least 2 years’ experience with either CHARCS or another DCGS-A family system
    • Experience developing utilities in a Linux environment
    • Experience in creating and maintaining code for a large application with many interdependencies
    • Experience with industry standard configuration management tools (e.g. Team Foundation Server)
    • Knowledge of DoD classification markings

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


    Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Top Secret Security with SCI Clearance, based on current background investigation. 


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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