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Big Data Cyber Analytics Systems Engineer

Herndon, VA
Our client is providing software development services to a variety of Federal and Fortune 500 companies in the area of big data analytics utilizing a java based code-base leveraging open source technologies such as Elastic Search, Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, and others.  This solution is being used by active Security analysts to sift through log data measured in petabytes.
The Systems Engineer reports to the Program Manager on the cyber program he/she is supporting and works in concert with the Project Engineer and lead functional engineers in execution of the program. The Systems Engineer is the technical lead of the engineering team and is the Program Manager’s technical liaison. The Systems Engineer is responsible for definition of requirements, generation and allocation of specifications, control documents, plans and reports in support of the development. The Systems Engineer supports programs from the early phases of program capture through integration and test. The Systems Engineer should have intimate knowledge of the product technology and a good working knowledge of the associated engineering disciplines. Primary responsibilities include:
· Support the chief engineer and business development in defining systems architectures for business opportunities during the program capture phase
· Support the chief engineer and the engineering team on refining the system architecture during the proposal effort
· Develop use cases to support the definition of customer requirements
· Based upon customer requirements, develop system requirements and specifications; develop and maintain requirements traceability matrices 
· Allocate system requirements to hardware and software subsystems and components
· Develop test plans and procedures
· Direct execution of program tests, analyze results, and develop test reports
· Prepare material for, and conduct periodic design reviews
· Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost and schedule requirements
· Ensure that all specifications, designs and developments adhere to standards and customer requirements
· Provide support in the development and maintaining of configuration baselines for systems and sub-systems
· Act as a technical liaison to the Program Manager

· Excellent communication skills required
· Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
· Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
· Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasizes in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities
· Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance may be required
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