Systems Engineer - SME

Herndon, VA

Job Description

System Engineer SME must maintain a strong awareness of technical trends in information technology, develop and maintain a strong awareness of on-going IT projects, and business unit requirements; be able to apply the Sponsor’s project management model for development efforts; and provide analysis, design, development, deployment, and lifecycle support for innovative hardware/software/ network systems and applications. Work involves developing and supporting end-to-end technical projects; ensure systems being developed comply with the enterprise technical architecture; help project and program teams prepare for project control gates; and keep senior management apprised of project or program status. Immediate response may be required to restore or maintain system functionality. Systems Engineer must possess Local Area Network (LAN) skills; ability to build servers, understand certificate authorities and integrate customer systems into enterprise.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Years of Experience Required: 16+
  • Required Education Level/Major: B.S. in Computer Engineering or related field
  • Can Equivalent Experience be Substituted for Educational Requirement: Yes
  • Weapons Certification Required: No
  • Professional License or Certification Required: No
  • OCONUS TDY Required: No**
  • CONUS TDY Required: No **


Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph

** Travel requirements/amount and duration are subject to the needs of the Customer and may be more or less than what is listed.


  • Strong background in Microsoft Systems Engineering and providing support to those systems.
  • Strong recent experience in Windows platform operating systems (Windows 10/Server 2016-2019)
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Active Directory suite to include (DNS, DFS, ADCS, GPOs)
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization products with a focus on VMware vSphere, ESXi, and vRealize Operations.
  • Strong knowledge of storage devices with a focus on Netapp with NAS protocols.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages with a focus on PowerShell.
  • Demonstrated strong performance as a Systems Engineer / Architect, developing or implementing information systems with a broad experience base across the entire project lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand and communicate technical ideas, concepts, and thoughts across multiple technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently determine and develop approach to solutions.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Technical Certifications: MCSE, VMware VCP-DCV, Netapp NCDA
  • Knowledge of AWS and/or Cloudworks
  • Working knowledge of Hyper-V.
  • Working knowledge CSFC technologies and methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of secure mobile platform management solutions.
  • Working knowledge of Thales HSM’s.
  • Working knowledge of PKI with a focus on CertAgent and Redhat Certificate Authorities.
  • Working knowledge of Aspera file transfer systems.
  • Current experience in the Sponsor’s classified and unclassified distributed work environment architectures and systems.


Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $147300 - $250400


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
North America
160,000+

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