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Senior System Engineer

Req #: 203008
Location: Sterling, VA US
Job Category: Engineering
Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Status: Must Be Current

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:   We are looking for talented Engineer/IT professionals that are excited about using the latest technologies available to create critical data analysis and alerting capabilities for the dynamic US intelligence community. Answer the call to serve issued by President Obama at South by Southwest 2016 and join a highly talented engineering team developing solutions for intelligence community needs. As the threats against our nation and world increase, we need your expertise to apply industry tools and products to meet these challenges. Our client engagement processes underlay the way we collaborate, operate, and deliver value to create mission critical software applications.

We need top engineers that are highly self-directed and motivated, collaborate respectfully with their teammates, and always keep the user mission first. We have a long track record delivering critical applications on-time and on-schedule. You will be part of a responsive team where communication skills and the ability to solve problems are critical to our success. You can expect to work with highly motivated teammates that will support and push you, and will expect reciprocal action on your part. This environment provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose us, and make delivering meaningful, innovative solutions part of your extraordinary career.

More About this Role:

You will have the following job responsibilities, shared across our SE organization.

  • Translate and extend specific customer requests into project requirements that satisfy wide community user needs
  • Become expert on managed products to facilitate an understanding of how to best enhance them to meet future needs
  • Work with a diverse set of contractor and government personnel to track, manage, and resolve technical issues
  • Work closely with development staff to contribute to the identification, assessment, and integration of wide ranging technologies and advanced concepts which facilitate the development, refactoring and re-architecting of systems across different security domains in order to ensure successful migration to the Cloud
  • Conduct studies, support major reviews and demos, perform cloud, software, and technology evaluations, identify solutions, provide recommendations, and plan activities
  • Brief status and provide software demonstrations to government and community stakeholders
  • Maintain program technical baseline, including system documentation

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related subject-matter field


  • 10 years of experience in the intelligence community or similar environment applying software products to meet customer and user needs
  • Education and Experience equivalents are considered on a case-by-case basis

Required Skills:

  • Self-motivated with creativity, team-building and leadership skills. Strong interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • General understanding of the Intelligence Community, including its wide user base and varied fields of specialty. Knowledge of Intelligence Community (IC) processes, policies and guidance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to understand, work with, and shape the vision of customers and stakeholders
  • Ability to make critical judgement decisions and solid organization skills.
  • Experience quantifying value with the ability to make trade-off decisions.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse set of contractors and customer personnel
  • Understanding of agile development practices, including Agile Scrum. Familiarity with Agile Scrum methods and ceremonies, including Product Owner responsibilities. Use of Atlassian agile management tools, e.g. JIRA, Confluence.
  • TS/SCI Clearance with current SSBI or US Citizen clearable to TS/SCI with CI Poly

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Basic understanding of Java, JavaScript, and related software development environments.
  • Understanding of NRO Site Integration Standards (NSIS).

What We can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • Our work environment is mission-focused but relaxed; is professional but casual; and requires individual responsibility within team constructs.  We offer an environment where business casual and shorts/flip flops work side by side successfully; we let you be you.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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