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Computer Systems Engineer/Architect

Company: NCI Information Systems, Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:


Overview NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

Advanced analytics

Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions

Cyber security and information assurance

Fraud, waste and abuse

Engineering and logistics


GSA Office of Digital Infrastructure Technologies (IDT), formerly known as GSA IT Office of Enterprise Infrastructure Operations, is part of the GSA Office of Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO). IDT implements, operates, maintains, and supports GSA’s IT infrastructure Software/Hardware (SW/HW) and systems, GSA’s mission-support systems, and applications. IDT covers the complete set of service offerings using a brokerage model. IDT provides services which include, but are not limited to:

IT service desk and on-site support.

Conference and collaboration support.

Network and telecommunications support.

Unified communications.

Compute/storage and cloud management.

Identity, credential, and access management .

This position requires a Public Trust (SECRET) and is located in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


Highlights of responsibilities:

Be part of the Transition-in Team to transition operations from incumbent to NCI and then fulfill duties as the Computer Systems Engineer/Architect on the program.

Draft system support requirements documentation, for review in order to support the NDNIA/ACAS suite of software tools.

Research and analyze DoD and Department of the Army (DA) policies to mitigate implementation problems that may impact the NDNIA/ACAS implementation

Direct and participates in all phases of system development with emphasis on planning, analysis, evaluation, integration, testing and acceptance phases (IV&V and DT&E).

Perform high-level systems analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and implementation of complex capabilities that require a thorough knowledge of administrative and technical skills.

Develop draft NDNIA/ACAS sustainment support documentation for updating and utilization of current and future LandWarNet architectures, change control, configuration management, and operations procedures.

Design and prepare technical reports and related documentation, and makes charts and graphs to record results.

Provide Tier III sustainment support during migration and implementation of tech refresh life cycle.

Provide operational engineering support for the Configuration Management (CM) process in support of routine patching, synchronization with AGM and day-to-day operational issues.

Support NDNIA/ACAS planning, architecture, technical integration, project management, engineering, testing, training, coordination, implementation, and technical support in the Army Enterprise.

Support large-scale implementations NDNIA/ACAS products.

Apply higher-level business or technical principles and methods to very difficult technical problems to arrive at automated engineering solutions.

Provides consulting services to members of the professional staff and to the customer in the analysis and design of data processing systems, management systems, scientific systems, and other related areas

Makes technical decisions on kinds of data to be gathered and methods to be used in data collection and analysis

Provides technical direction, guidance, and assistance to assigned projects, suggesting efficient approaches and methods for solving problems

Develops analytical and computational techniques and methodology for problem solution

Prepares and presents written and oral reports

Prepares and presents proposals, or portions thereof, primarily in field of specialty

Analyzes, diagnoses, and recommends solutions to complex problems

Serves as principal analyst for research project

Develops advanced concepts of automation and information processing, display, control, and transfer for various subsystems

Conducts research and analysis of algorithms and defines data structures that lead to highly efficient system design parameters

Performs related work as required

Work is performed under the general direction of a senior level manager

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and client personnel at all levels

Ability to work in a normal office environment

Cost management responsibility within assigned area

Other Duties as assigned


Required Clearance is US Public Trust.

Current Information Assurance (IA) certification (required at performance start date): IAT III (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, CCNP Security). IA Certification Category and Level (IAW DoD 8570.10-M and BBP 05-PR-M-0002)

Current Computing Environment (CE) certification (attainable within 6 months of performance start date): Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Tenable Certified Security Engineer (TCSE) certification

Clearance (required at performance start date): IT Level I (in accordance with AR 25-2) SECRET SSBI

Bachelor’s Degree in IT with seven (7) years practical experience or twelve (12) years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelors Degree required in  Engineering or computer science degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer, or Computer Science.

Minimum of 7-12 years' relevant experience


Google Cloud Professional Collaboration Engineer Experience or Certification

Experience in the following areas: Active Directory and Directory Services, Intermediate Network Management, Microsoft Virtualization, VMware Virtualization, Server/Desktop Hardware (e.g. Dell, HP), Microsoft and Red Hat Linux System Administration (SA) and Engineering.

Skills and expertise in the following technologies: SQL/XSQL Server Administrator (SA), MAC O/S and security, Information Assurance (IA), IP Data Networking and Vulnerability Assessment product engineering and design, IP network vulnerability scanner Tier 3 support, REM 3.X / Retina 5.X and greater, ACAS Security Center 4.X / Nessus 5.X or greater and HP Tenable Nessus products.

Recent experience with leading successful improvement projects in an agile environment for organizations similar in size to GSA.

Minimum of three years of experience analyzing customer requirements and providing assistance with requirements development similar in size, scope, and complexity.

Recent experience delivering emergent technologies to complex business solutions for stakeholders from multiple disciplines .

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

Sitting for long periods

Standing for long periods

Ambulate throughout an office and/or between several buildings

It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. NCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Keywords: NCI Information Systems, Inc., Reston , Computer Systems Engineer/Architect, Other , Reston, Virginia

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