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Systems Engineer


Dulles, VA; Washington, D.C. Metro


Secret, TS, and TS/SCI (or US citizens capable of obtaining a security clearance)


Northstrat is seeking Systems Engineers to provide systems engineering and complete life-cycle management for complex software development projects for intelligence community government customers.  Systems Engineers are expected to have a strong technical background and be highly self-directed and motivated.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering for federal government customers

  • Demonstrated experience with commonly used government program life-cycle management methodologies (PDR, CDR, RFCs, and CM)

  • Experience performing requirements definition and management

  • Experience with concept development, design, integration & test, and site deployment & installation

  • Broad understanding and experience with current software development methodologies

  • Must be able to translate users’ needs into requirements and work with developers to ensure customer satisfaction with the developed technologies

  • Some positions require specific customer domain experience

Desired Skills

  • Work is performed in a multi-contractor environment that involves daily interactions with customers and peers from other companies.  The successful candidate must exhibit a high degree of professionalism, flexibility, and tolerance to change

  • Requires periodic status presentations to customers and program management

  • Understanding of the operational environments into which the developed technologies are deployed

  • Scripting, coding, and database experience would be very beneficial

  • Previous use and/or creation of automated testing capabilities

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