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Systems Engineer - Sierra Vista, AZ #5067935

Company: The KeyW Corporation

Date: 06/14/2018

Category: Aerospace / Defense

City: Sierra Vista, AZ


Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services Counterintelligence Human Intelligence Automated Reporting and Collection System (CHARCS) sustainment team. The CHARCS sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Development Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.

The team supports all system specific development areas inside the CHARCS baselines including the following types of artifact solution development: Architecture, Infrastructure, Software, Database, Web, and Software. Solution development occurs within the SEC PPSS software development lifecycle. Additionally the team is responsible for communicating with field support elements to resolve critical issues in a timely and effective manner.


As a Senior CHARCS System Engineer, you will work as a system specific subject matter expert for the CHARCS systems under sustainment. You must communicate and collaborate to resolve issues with Field Support Engineers, the Development support team, and PM to further evolve the CHARCS systems development environments. Specifically, you will:

  • Load and configure baselines, train current software baselines, assist with hardware evaluations, as well as evaluations of new developed software prior to formal IV&V testing

  • Assist system specific development teams to load software baselines on current and future hardware

  • Support the transition of software and hardware environments from the PM to the Depot

  • Enhance existing automation environments and streamline provisioning

  • Maintain and monitor CHARCS hardware and infrastructure systems

  • Participate in cross-functional teams and help debug system issues across the infrastructure

  • Assist in research, selection, and implementation of virtualization and storage solutions

  • Assist the system specific development teams with the development of documentation for software installs on multiple hardware baselines and provide back to the lab manager


  • A technical bachelor's degree and 5 years of professional work experience is required (No degree substitution with years of experience)

  • At least 2 years software/systems development experience

  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues at a high level

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills with multiple levels of stakeholders

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification e.g. Server+) prior to start of work

  • Secret, with TS/SCI eligibility required

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 4 years’ experience with either CHARCS or another DCGS-A family system

  • Experience developing utilities in a Linux environment

  • Experience in creating and maintaining code for a large application with many interdependencies

  • Experience with industry standard configuration management tools (e.g. Team Foundation Server)

  • Knowledge of DoD classification markings

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About the Organization

KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.

KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment.

KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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Recruiting Point of Contact:

Tracy Turner:

ID 2018-18047

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Posted Date Software Engineering

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