DHA Corporate

Senior Systems Engineer

3 months ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Engineering- Systems & Administration
Job Location
Clarksburg, WV

Job Description


DHA Group, Inc. is looking for an Senior Systems Engineer with an active Top Secret Clearance, to support a very dynamic customer in Clarksburg, WV.




The Candidate shall participate in categorization of requirements elicited by the Requirements Study contractor and shall evaluate proposed requirements for consistency of scope and compatibility with CJIS systems.


The Candidate shall possess technical knowledge and abilities in order to comprehend New NICS technical requirements and processes utilized to manage those requirements. Work with stakeholders and the Development Contractor to ensure understanding of the development requirements and evaluate solution satisfies requirements. In addition, the Contractor shall assist the ITMS SDAU to define, prioritize, and track operation and development requirements as well as coordinate authorized work with all stakeholders and report results.


The Candidate shall analyze New NICS system information requirements and design specifications using current state-of-the-art methodologies for the development of large-scale distributed management information systems and provide technical options to the New NICS on recommended requirements and design concepts.


The Candidate shall apply systems engineering principles and techniques to develop complex specifications and procedures that directly support the development effort and provide potential alternative approaches to the development of New NICS.


The Candidate shall provide technical insight, analyze, and comment on the New NICS Development engineering and technical activities to ensure performance of the overall IT development objectives are met throughout the various lifecycle stages of the development effort.


These activities include, but not limited to IT developed design; specifications; standards; development; integration; deployment; Operations and Maintenance (O&M) planning and support; and technical documentation.


The Candidate shall provide technical insight to the New NICS management on recommended software and hardware designs and on compatibility issues involving re-hosting or migration of databases.


The Candidate shall provide technical insight to the New NICS management on the validity of cost estimates for software and hardware development and associated life-cycle costs. Contractor personnel shall estimate (using recognized appropriate modeling tools) resource requirements to develop and implement New NICS modifications, updates, and capability enhancements.


The Candidate shall participate in program and design reviews conducted by the development contractor and FBI Technical Review Boards, to include technical review of supporting project documentation.


The Candidate shall organize and support meetings as required by the Government. This includes assisting the Government in scheduling, drafting presentation materials, and providing lead assistance as directed by the Government.


The Candidate shall review, assess, and provide comments in accordance with system/program requirements to ensure project objectives and goals will be optimally achieved. The Contractor shall be expected to review documentations from other entities as well as prepare documentation for review by the ITMS SDAU.


The Candidate shall support multiple technical activities, including but not limited to, New NICS code reviews, participate in sprint reviews as well as agile testing reviews.


Candidate product integrity activities shall include the review and evaluation of system design and the development of updates to system design, requirements, test, security, and O&M documentation approved through the CJIS Change Management process. System design review and evaluation activities are intended to ensure stated objectives are achieved.


The Candidate shall ensure that user requirements are being met and the New NICS “fits” into architectural goals especially: open standards, common data model, and a services orientation; and that security, interoperability, and survivability are built in.


The Candidate shall assist the New NICS by creating documentation required by the LCM and other applicable program guidance/direction.


The Candidate shall possess knowledge and skills to utilize various software tools to administratively track, monitor, extrapolate, analyze, and manage program/project information in support of its mission.


The Candidate shall assist the ITMS SDAU to identify needed efficiencies in its program management processes, make recommendations on process improvements, and determine whether recommended solutions could be implemented. If process improvement recommendations are approved by the ITMS SDAU, the Contractor shall assist with the implementation.


The Candidate shall facilitate and coordinate with internal/external government agencies at various levels of seniority and involvement upon direction and behalf of the ITMS SDAU.


The Candidate shall coordinate with responsible offices within the FBI in furtherance of the systems engineering activities of New NICS, as directed by the Task Lead.


The Candidate shall provide oversight and perform technical liaison services between the New NICS Development Contractor and the Government to ensure products and services are transitioned into operations in accordance with specifications. This includes products and services developed under New NICS development, integration of New NICS with the CJIS Division platforms, other IT development contracts, as well as those commercially available. Support services shall be performed in additional areas described below as directed.






  • Minimum 8 years of System Engineering experience.
  • Experience in integration with various COTS products and agile development including, design, integration, and deployment.
  • The Systems Engineers must possess the various IT engineering skills to effectively provide technical oversight, liaison and guidance in order to effectively coordinate engineering efforts, define and formulate specifications; perform software development analysis; requirements development analysis; networking; risk assessments and analysis; test plans and procedures, document and evaluate test data, and review inspection and test status reports; and systems integration for the implementation of complex systems in order to meet technical requirements
  • (Preferred) Bachelor’s or higher degree in Information Technology (IT) field.


About DHA

DHA has been a trusted partner to the US Federal Government for 20+ years.  We are a vibrant, energized and fast growing company serving the agencies which protect our freedom and way of life.  Our mission focuses on the intelligence, law enforcement and defense communities.  DHA adds value to every customer we serve by providing the best solution, talent, expertise and experience specifically tailored to each customer’s need.  We are proud of the company’s culture which is results-oriented and based on kindness, caring and compassion for everyone we serve as a customer, employee or teaming partner. 


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