Senior Systems Engineer

Choisys is a proud Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a SBA certified 8(a) Business Development Program participant. We deliver Higher Value through customer-centric solutions that drive innovation and adapt to evolving mission requirements – with well documented success on numerous programs within the Civilian, Defense, and Intelligence communities. We are experts in IT Service Delivery processes and industry best practices, continuously integrating the framework of our ISO 9001, 20000, and 27001 certifications to achieve service excellence. Choisys combines empirical methodologies and lessons learned with leading-edge solutions to solve complex problems, provide ongoing support, and deliver quantifiable benefits. Our mission focus areas include, but are not limited to, PMO Support, Health IT, Education + Learning, Infrastructure Management, and Cyber Security. 

We are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with the following skills in the Washington DC area. The position requires a candidate to have an active Secret Security Clearance. 

Provide technical expertise, requirements development, build and implementation for complex to extremely complex systems in the subject matter area. Work collaboratively with other build engineers, system engineers, security engineers, platform engineers, automation engineers, and software testers providing system engineering services for core applications services, implementation, and modernization of customer applications (e.g., web-based apps, mobile apps) and discoverable enterprise services; the customization, configuration, and integration of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software products and services; end-to-end managed service capabilities; and professional services (e.g., help desk, network management and operations, program management, leased data circuits and transport, and operating equipment and facilities). 

Candidate must demonstrate a high degree of expertise in the areas of active directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain File Services, print services, server backup services, antivirus, server operating systems, monitoring tools, and other specialty IT systems. Expertise in the area of creating, maintaining, auditing, and improving systems to meet particular needs, often as advised by the architect, testing software systems to diagnose and resolve system weaknesses and make recommendations for future developments. 

  • Install new hardware and software making sure that all components (hardware and software) interface correctly with each other and the network – including new servers, backup drives, MS server operating systems, etc. to include base software and applications installed on servers such as antivirus, system monitoring tools, etc.  
  • Design and implement new solutions for IT systems to include Active Directory, Windows based Servers, and COTS applications.   
  • Research technologies and solutions based on customer requirements and provide analysis and recommendations. 
  • Perform tier 3 technical support for developed solutions both individually and as a working group. 
  • Develop technical briefings and reports for written and oral presentations.  
  • Perform long range planning to ensure technology refresh requirements are timely.  
  • Write research documents detailing possible solutions addressing customer requirements to include pros and cons, estimated materials and costs, and high-level work breakdown schedule associated with each solution.  
  • Provide detailed engineering plans for systems design and implementation. Systems may encompass multiple areas of technology such as local and wide area networking, infrastructure, distributed server architecture, operating systems, and applications.  
  • Provide technical leadership for IT projects to implement or update IT infrastructure. 
  • 7-10 years of experience  
  • BA/BS or equivalent years of experience  
  • Active Secret Clearance. Top Secret Clearance - Desired  
  • MCSE or other Microsoft engineering level certification
  • Microsoft Active Directory administration and deployment experience 
  • Microsoft SCCM Experience, to include desktop imaging - highly proficient
  • Microsoft Windows Server engineering and administration (2012, 2016, and 2019) 
  • RHEL experience – strongly desired
  • Experience with ScienceLogic or similar system monitoring tools 
  • IT services disaster recovery planning and administration  
  • Experience researching new technologies and developing options/plans for customers 
  • Experience using enterprise change management processes and procedures 
  • Various Monitoring Tools – Riverbed, Solarwinds, etc.  
  • Develop and coordinate detailed proposals for implementation of new technologies  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Experience leading IT projects 
  • Collaborative engineering with other team members  

Desired Experience:

  • DoD TOP SECRET/SSBI eligible  
  • DevSecOps deployment model - Understanding of Agile methodology. CMMI, ITIL a plus 
  • Remote Access Technologies – mobile (Apple/Android), VPN, DMVPN, IPSec, VDI (Citirx/AWS Workspace/Azure) 
  • RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE)  
  • Understanding of DoD, DISA cybersecurity requirements  
  • DISA Experience  
  • JSP Experience  
  • Microsoft Server 2016 and 2019  
  • Redhat 7/8
  • VMWare
  • Linux

Choisys Technology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. The candidate must have the ability to sit for long periods of time, ability to discern colors, ability to read and monitor a computer screen for an extended period, 100% requirement to work on site.