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Systems Engineer - Data Center

Systems Engineer - Data Center

Job ID 5767
Job Location Tinker AFB - OK
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Systems Engineer provides Data Center support to the Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB), 72d Air Base Wing Communications Directorate (72d ABW/SC), Core Server Support Services (CSSS) Contract. This position applies security to systems, facilitates system acquisitions, engages in lifecycle management and integrates complex systems, collects/analyzes performance data, conducts trend analyses and resolves outages and issues.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Participates in the development of test strategies.


Solves engineering problems (or manages the solution of engineering problems) in the functional area to which assigned.


Applies a number of diverse engineering practices, techniques, and processes to identify and resolve difficult issues, as well as ensure resolutions are consistent with program objectives, existing policies, and procedures.


Coordinates various phases of work with other functional disciplines and interpret/translate engineering requirements into design characteristics and criteria.


Helps plan, analyze, and evaluate engineering and technical efforts used to define system/subsystem requirements, translates requirements into design criteria, assess alternative design approaches, and develops system specifications.


Helps identify human factors necessary to operate, maintain, support, and control equipment/systems during the basic design and development stages.


Analyzes system/equipment to ensure it is operational when needed.


Helps determine the means to advance projects and evaluates significant modifications to production methods or materials due to changes in requirements, technological advances, or shortcomings in design and/or performance.


Evaluates and recommends procedures and innovative techniques and methods.


Helps manage program risk and recommend steps to mitigate unacceptable risk throughout the life cycle.


Develops, in support of engineering reviews and/or panels, evaluations and technical justifications of feasibility.


Presents briefings and develop technical reports to document progress and results.


Analyzes and studies performance requirements against a wide range of diverse considerations, including safety and human factors, technical risks, functionality, reliability, failure analysis, quality assurance, cost, and environmental impact.


Assists in the evaluation of technology, components, and systems by developing evaluation criteria, performing evaluations, and documents results.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field and a minimum of ten (10) years of systems engineering experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience with storage related hardware and software preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience with Data Center Services Management



Possesses or has the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

A current CompTIA Security + certification is required with enrollment into the CE program

MCSA or MCSE certification preferred



Expert knowledge applying security to systems via all System Engineering technical and management processes

Knowledge in requirements analysis, risk management, configuration management and verification

Expert knowledge of technical area and testing to assess interrelated requirements and impacts

Knowledge of non-technical aspects of project development, (e.g. acquisition phases, procurement policies, preparation of work statements, preparation of development plans, and cost evaluations)

Expert knowledge and mastery of professional and programmatic engineering that includes cyber theories, principles, practices and techniques

Knowledgeable of hardware and software capabilities and limitations supporting a functional system

Good level of knowledge about Data Center Operation and Management procedures

Good level of knowledge about data center power distribution and cooling systems

Excellent customer service attitude, communication skills (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to leverage knowledge in order to develop integrated and technical risk assessments required to analyze very complex interdisciplinary problems

Ability to help identify, quantify and facilitate development of risk mitigation strategies for cyber related issues

Ability to comply with established policies, directives, and guidelines

Ability to provide recommendations for security changes, system acquisitions, technical solutions, and lifecycle management

Ability to support mission critical/high uptime systems

Ability to develop and document operational processes

Ability to be flexible and adapt to any given situation

Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently

Ability to make timely and sound decisions

Ability to project a professional image in all interactions with clients, vendors, and staff required

Ability to maintain a thorough understanding of the customer's mission


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.