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  • Sr. Systems Engineer (BigFix)
  • Bowie, MD
  • Full Time

Job Description

The principal engineer will provide guidance and direction into design, configuration, data management, reporting, O&M support and best practices for leveraging BigFix in a federal agency setting.  Participate in systems engineering activities which include one or more of the following: Concept of Operations formulation, requirements definition, system analysis and design, validation and verification, system integration and, system performance analysis.

Additionally, the principal engineer will provide BigFix operational troubleshooting support and assist with complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.  Interact daily with supervisor, technical support staff, operations and engineering managers. Interactions with client counterparts on project matters within area of responsibility.

must work well with general guidance, generate competent technical input for operations type documentation, be detailed and security oriented.  Must have excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to deal with multiple contractors and government organization.  Must have worked in large enterprise class type environments, be in line with industry best practices, think outside the box, and be able to make recommendations to improve overall governance and support continuous improvement.

Job Requirements


  • 10 full-time years of progressive experience managing enterprise identity management
  • 10 full-time years of demonstrated experience providing enterprise vulnerability and compliance management support
  • Extensive infrastructure and application support experience
  • Familiarity and practical application of advanced principles of ITIL/ITSM.
  • Lead the development of documentation such as but not limited to:
    • Concept of Infrastructure Design and Operations
    • Detailed Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
    • High level and low level designs
    • Functional and technical (i.e., systems) diagrams and related artifacts
    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Service delivery catalogs and associated baselines
  • Ability to present to executive management incident debriefs and root cause analysis reports
  • Be a customer advocate by consistently meeting, exceeding expectations and incorporating customer service into all aspects of work



 Candidate must have the following knowledge, experience, and abilities:

  • U.S. citizenship required. Must be able to obtain at least OPM Public Trust Clearance and/or DoD Secret
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 6 to 10 years of hands-on privileged access management solution experience
  • Technical security certifications: CISSP, CISM, Security +, CAPM
  • Experience working with Federal Government
  • Familiarity with government security standards (NIST, FISMA, DHS4300, etc.)

Hands-on Exposure:

  • SME level knowledge of BigFix including endpoint management, vulnerability & compliance remediation, inventory and lifecycle management
  • Demonstrated experience of BigFix design, implementation, and operations in large enterprises
  • Advanced knowledge of identity management solution such as CA PAM, SailPoint, etc
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Amazon Web Services (Public and GovCloud)
  • Advanced technical knowledge of the latest Microsoft and Red Hat operating systems
  • Knowledge of government security policies (FISMA, NIST, DHS4300, etc.)
  • Multi-platform scripting abilities (e.g. PowerShell, Bash, Python, etc.)
  • Hands on experience with tools like Ansible, Puppet or other similar CM type tools

 Soft Skills and Abilities:

Organizational Skills:

  • Can plan and prioritize work, both their own and that of project team. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detail

Team Work:

  • Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a proposal effort toward a common vision or goal


  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, elected officials, executive leadership, senior management, users, vendors and subcontractor personnel

Problem Solving:

  • Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions

Results oriented:

  • Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task

Education and Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience with a Bachelors in Computer Science or related field
  • In lieu of degree, a combination of education and 15 years of demonstrated hands on experience
  • ITIL v3 certification and/or formal training in ITIL/ITSM preferred, along with equivalent work experience
  • Must be IBM BigFix Compliance and Lifecycle certified. Inventory certification, a plus
  • Any Microsoft, Red Hat or Amazon certifications are a plus
  • Comfortable in a fast pace work environment

Shift Work and Travel:

  • Base Shift hours: 8:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET, M-F (flexibility is required)
  • Must be available for on-call support as required
  • Limited/Occasional telework may be available 

Security Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and able to pass a Public Trust Assessment 

Place of Performance:

  • Bowie Data Center in Bowie, MD with some local travel to the Suitland Federal Center located 20 minutes away in Suitland MD
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