CBP OTIA Senior Systems Engineer

Job Title: CBP OTIA Senior Systems Engineer
Requisition ID: 160051J
Job Category: Systems Services
Job Type: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Remote Work Authorized: No
Relocation Assistance: Not Available
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Clearance Level: Other
Employee Status: Regular
Posting Date Oct 19, 2016
CSRA recently won a program to support the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Technology, Integration and Acquisition (OTIA). The team provides subject matter experts in the areas of systems engineering, test and evaluation, cost estimateing, logistics and sustainment, environmental engineering, real estate planning, and facilities planning and engineering. The team helps CBP OTIA procure the equipment and technology to keep the border safe and secure.
CSRA is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to join our systems engineering team for the Customs and Border Protection Engineering Program in Crystal City. Our team is helping Customs and Border Protection procure the equipment and technology needed to keep our borders safe and secure. As our senior engineer, you will personally demonstrate our team's technical excellence. Using your background in integrating surveillance systems to ground, air, and marine structures, you will advise senior leadership in Customs and Border Protection as well as staff on the hill. This is a new program for CSRA in a growing field. We are excited to have you join us and build the future for CBP!
Essential Job Functions
Architects highly complex, global solutions across the appropriate engineering environments to meet business requirements or enhance performance.
Reviews cost analyses and vendor comparison reports to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations. Recommends vendor/approach and presents to senior management.
Reviews and recommends highly complex systems investment(s) to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future performance, stability, and systems management/life cycle issues.
Provides escalated, highly complex technical support to customers by investigating and resolving systems-related matters of significance; provides support telephonically and/or electronically.
Plans, conducts and oversees the technical aspects of large, complex projects; coordinates the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects. Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and provides management overview.
Develops and applies advanced methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of highly complex system requirements and problems. Develops training tools and documentation; oversees implementation of same.
Reviews literature, patents and current practices to support business requirements and/or new industry technology. Prepares reports and/or recommendations regarding new technology to appropriate personnel.
Provides complex technical consultation on current and proposed systems to other organizations and clients.
Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor's degree in engineering, systems engineering, physics, computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
Eight or more years of experience in systems engineering, software engineering, operating systems programming or naval architecture
Experience working with specific software and/or hardware systems with a specific concentration in one or more areas
Experience working with one or more structured programming languages
Experience working with design principles and applications
Other Qualifications
Strong leadership skills to effectively mentor and lead junior level personnel
Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of complex systems
Strong communication skills to communicate systems proposals to management and customers and provide systems diagnoses and resolution for current systems
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers, senior level personnel, subordinates and team members
Strong organization skills to prioritize work, balance and lead complex projects
Ability to work independently and as part of a global team
Ability to integrate highly complex hardware and software systems
Customs and Border Protection Background Investigation (BI) desired.
CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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