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Systems Engineer - 25554 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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Job Description



The discipline of Systems Engineering is to bring into existence technologies and solutions that currently do not exist.  Alion seeks forward thinking professionals with strong technical backgrounds in enterprise technologies, research, test and development to help design, implement and manage enterprise solutions for a global enterprise network in support of the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).  If you’ve ever thought there should be a better way, this is your chance to help influence design principals, reduce technical risks, enhance cyber security and deliver resilient solutions.

Under general supervision develops and maintains Systems Engineering documentation in support of the NCTE Systems Engineering Management Plan. Participates in the integration of processes and methodologies to ensure tracking of engineering activities for development of NCTE capabilities.
Supports senior technical personnel and project managers within own organization in various technical activities related to system and technical product development. Receives general supervision from management as well as technical guidance and training from the more experienced technical staff. 

Works closely with the Senior Systems Engineer to manage the programs Change Management Program, update plans, approved equipment lists, and baseline configuration documentation for the implementation of the NCTE Systems Engineering Management Plan.  Coordinates and collaborates with security engineers and project managers to ensure cyber security requirements are a core component of system design.

Exhibits the ability to independently perform research, interpret and decompose technical data from subject matter experts or documentation.

Has some independent interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of more senior technical personnel. 

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems and applicable company procedures and guidelines. 

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor degree in engineering, accounting or a technical field, plus 2 years of relevant work experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for 6 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge of project management, engineering principles, methods, and techniques.

* Computer experience to include Microsoft Office products such as Work, Excel, Visio.

* Preference for Agile Systems Engineering discipline experience and/or Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

* Preference for strength in enterprise technologies in networking to include network architectures, enterprise information systems design and protocols. 

* Preference for Modeling and Simulation development experience for Training Applications with High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS).

Must be willing to travel. Security+ and an operating system certification such as Linux+ or Microsoft Certified Professional certifications required.

Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Must currently hold and be able to maintain a US Secret Security Clearance




Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.