Systems Engineer (SME)

Herndon, VA

Job Description

BAE Systems, a top-ten prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, enables the U.S. government to transform data into intelligence and provides engineering, integration and sustainment support for critical military platforms and systems. Intelligence & Security provides services and products to the Department of Defense, the government, federal law enforcement officials, and troops deployed around the world. At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

We are looking for experienced Systems Engineer to perform a variety of engineering analyses, software, hardware, development, integration, testing, maintenance tasks, and support duties. The team consists of about 20 engineers and are looking for a Windows Systems Engineer to support Azure and cell phone engineering efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing problem resolution, supporting existing infrastructure services, and integrating new capabilities within the scope of required skills. If you enjoy small teams and can work independently, this may be the job for you.


  • Provide troubleshooting and Engineering support at the Tier3 and Tier 4 levels for Windows 10 (and higher) desktop operating systems, including establishing new build and deployment methods for Windows workstations
  • Troubleshoot and support Windows Server 2019 (and higher) technologies
  • Provide troubleshooting and engineering support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Provide troubleshooting support involving desktop applications including M365 products and classification management tools
  • Provide troubleshooting and engineering support for Microsoft Defender including utilization for reporting and patching
  • Document all new changes introduced to the system and keep existing documentation current
  • Monitor and administer Azure Virtual Desktop environments
  • Support other Tier 3 and Tier 4 personnel with user issues, including application assistance, network troubleshooting, and other user assistance items as needed
  • Create and deliver briefings to customer at various levels
  • Conduct and review Rapid 7 scans
  • Create processes to automate task and configuration items using PowerShell


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

We are looking for Systems Engineer with a minimum of 16 years' relevant experience and a Bachelors' Degree. Candidate must have experience in the following...

  • Significant engineering experience supporting Windows platform environments with the following core MS Windows platforms, services, and tools:
  • Windows 10 (and higher) desktop operating systems
  • Windows 2019 (and higher) server operating systems
  • Active Directory
  • Group Policy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Robust troubleshooting skills

Strongly Preferred:

  • Microsoft M365
  • GIT Hub
  • Agile Methodology

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • InTune Administration and Configuration
  • Terraform
  • Visual Studio Code
  • KQL/SQL queries
  • MS PowerShell scripting
  • PowerBI Dashboard creation
  • Certifications: Microsoft Certs, Microsoft AZ900 and MS900

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $140690 - $239140

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Systems Engineer
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