KEYW Corporation

  • System Engineer

    Job Locations 3 months ago(8/14/2018 12:30 PM)
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    Systems Engineering
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
    Job Locations
    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Responsibilities

    Join our Distributed Common Ground Station-Army engineering and sustainment services DCGS-A Enabled All Source (DE-SS) sustainment team. The DE-SS sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. 

    The team supports all system specific development areas inside the DE-SS baselines including the following types of artifact solution development: Architecture, Infrastructure, Software, Database, Web, and Software. Solution development occurs within the SEC PPSS software development lifecycle. Additionally the team is responsible for communicating with field support elements to resolve critical issues in a timely and effective manner. As a part of this team, your work efforts will contribute to the maintenance of the mixed-use data centers and standalone development environments supporting integrations, testing, and cyber security of the DCGS-A family of products.  Bottom line we build, implement, and maintain software tools and system environments used for delivering new IT solutions to the U.S. Army.


    As a DE-SS System Engineer, you will work as a system specific subject matter expert for the DE-SS systems under sustainment. You must communicate and collaborate to resolve issues with Field Support Engineers, the Development support team, and PM to further evolve the DE-SS systems development environments.  Specifically, you will:

    • Load and configure baselines, train current software baselines, assist with hardware evaluations, as well as evaluations of new developed software prior to formal IV&V testing.
    • Assist the system specific development teams to load software baselines on current and future hardware.
    • Support the transition of software and hardware environments from the PM to the Depot.
    • Operate in a hybrid virtualization environment with VMware ESXi,  vCloud, and standalone systems  
    • Enhance existing automation environments and streamline provisioning.
    • Maintain and monitor hardware and infrastructure systems primarily consisting of standalone servers, blade compute, Netapp storage, and Cisco networking
    • Participate in cross-functional teams and help debug system issues across the infrastructure
    • Assist in research, selection and implementation of virtualization and storage solutions
    • Assist the system specific development teams with the development of documentation for software installs on multiple hardware baselines and provide back to the lab manager


    • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline and  7 years of professional work experience is required (10 years of experience without the degree)
    • At least 1 year of experience with either DE-AS, DE-SS, DCGS-A Fixed, or DCGS-A v3
    • At least 1 year of experience with UNIX (preferably Oracle Solaris) or Linux (preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux) administration
    • Demonstrated experience working in a virtualized DoD environment
    • Knowledge of Microsoft common services and existing within a Microsoft environment.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of LAN topology, routers, hubs, switches, network protocols (TCP/IP, IPX)
    • Experience in scripting (PowerShell, VBScript, batch files, InstallScript, Wise Script, etc.)
    • Experience in creating technical documentation
    • Working knowledge of storage systems and automation
    • 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
    • Understanding of CISCO networking technologies
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification i.e. Server+) prior to start of work
    • Secret Clearance Required. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment  

    Preferred Qualifications

    • RHCSA or other related Linux certification
    • MCSA or other related Microsoft certification
    • CCNA or other networking certification
    • VMware Certified Professional VCP5.x-DCV
    • Demonstrated experience with software developers or Lab Management operations
    • Direct DCGS-A experience in AFG/IRAQ
    • Familiarity of project management principles
    • DCGS-A V3.X, ACE Block 2, or another DCGS-A FSE level course
    • Direct experience with multiple storage technologies working in tandem i.e. NETAPP, Hitachi, and flash based SAN
    • Experience in scripting languages like Python, JavaScript etc.

    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.


    How to Apply?

    Please click apply on the right.


    Recruiting Point of Contact:

    Tracy Turner:  

    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.


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