System Engineer L1

Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with poly

Analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level systems architectures to develop systems requirements specifications.  Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities.  Guide users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches and conducts feasibility studies.  Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.  Incorporates new plans, designs, and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation, Develops system architecture and systems design documentation.  Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and systems integration and test plans.  Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical consideration and for associated problems, issues or conflicts.  The ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.  Communicates with other program personnel, Government overseers, and senior executives.

Systems Engineer 1 shall possess the following capabilities:

Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Server-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc.

Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as Systems Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents.

Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware software facility and personnel components.

Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination.

Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operation considerations.

Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components

Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions.

Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan.

Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis.

Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP).

Participate in the development of systems engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents.

Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle.

Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness.

Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable.

Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers.

Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g. Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)


  • 7 years’ experience as a SE in programs and contract similar scope, type and complexity is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Five years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

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