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The Systems Engineer works in support of the Air Force Civil Engineering (AFCE) Program Management Office (PMO). This position supports the use of an Agile methodology: a time boxed, iterative approach to software delivery that builds software incrementally from the start of the project, and may include the fulfillment of a ScrumMaster.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
Reviews and updates Logical and Physical Architectures.
Reviews and updates to System Architecture CONOPS.
Reviews and provides feedback on program technical documentation including delivered CDRLs from support contractors.
Reviews and updates program System Engineering Plans and Tailoring Worksheets per BPD guidance.
Validates that development, test and production environments are in accordance with agreed upon parameters by the Government Lead Engineer or Program Manager.
Creates detailed network diagrams and flow charts using Microsoft Office tools.
Supports validation and updates of Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT).
Supports validation and updates of Operation Baseline Database (BOBD).
Supports technical troubleshooting with support vendors and service providers (e.g. DISA or AWS). Ensures root cause analysis is captured post incident.
Establishes and maintains desktop test environment within the Capability Integration Environment (CIE).
Submits required documentation to establish a list of record numbers for all software when required.
Provides certification progress updates as required to ensure the status of the record number remains current.
Monitors/tracks status of applicable record numbers and takes action as required to keep products moving towards certification.
Maintains current status of all certification activities related to COTS software and ensures status is available via dashboard, spreadsheet, or another approved format.
Tests the installation and execution of COTS software in a virtual environment using AFNIC provided/recommended processes and test tools (i.e. MKRunTest, WireShark packet capture, packet analysis tools).
Utilizes appropriate resources to include, but not limited to, analysis tools, vendor websites, forums, and websites to analyze test results to determine potential vulnerabilities and document vendor’s use of Open Source Software (by vendor, product, and version).
Collaborates with vendors and directors as required to validate/mitigate actual vulnerabilities, test patches, re-test products after implementing mitigation actions and documenting results as required to ensure products are added to the products list.
Monitors certified COTS software (to include imbedded Open Source Software) for newly-identified vulnerabilities and work with vendors to develop, tes, and implement patches or other mitigation actions.
Assists the license manager or other designated personnel to ensure COTS software is available to users for download via the established distribution process.
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.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and the following number of years’ of relevant experience for the respective levels (or equivalent combination of education / experience):
Systems Engineer – Level 3 (required degree + 10 years' of experience)
Systems Engineer – Level 2 (required degree + 5 years' of experience)
Systems Engineer – Level 1 (required degree + 0 years' of experience)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Must have ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Strong knowledge in MS office to include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software suites
Demonstrated experience with executing assigned tasks to meet technical objectives
Working knowledge and thorough understanding of testing, analyses, corrective action on systems, networks, hardware and software
Excellent communication skills and a customer service focus
Solid organizational skills relevant to carrying out day-to-day responsibilities
Proficient in verbal, written and listening skills
Detail-oriented with ability to effectively multi-task
Ability to learn and apply new knowledge in a fast-paced environment
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to perform work in a collaborative environment with other organizational domains
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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.
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