Polaris Alpha

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Principal System Engineer

Principal System Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - System Engineering
Security Clearance 
TS\SCI Full Scope Poly
Annapolis Junction, MD

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In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
• Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
• 401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
• 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation programs

Job Description

Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Polaris Alpha is conducting a search for Principal systems Engineer to join our Knowledge Management team. This Engineer will provide guidance to support SIGDEV system to include traceability, ICD design, and pulling metrics from SIGDEV tool, as well as assist with the automation of developments, test and integration of streaming applications. Successful candidates should be “A” team players, self-starters who are individual contributors within a team environment, with solid experience focused across Java and REST Web-Service. Candidate with Nifi, Angular JS/Javascript, Python experience a plus.

Required Skills

• Minimum of 8 years with increasingly complex and progressive experience as a System Engineer in performing systems analysis, development, and implementation of software systems
• Ten years in the DoD/IC in performing systems analysis, development, and implementation of software systems, to include the development and design of application software for prototyping, production, and architecture products
• Experience including software management, design, development, flow analysis, detailed design data flow diagrams, structure charts, and PDL’s for each module of the software system
• Experience with software development tools, both current and emerging technologies
• Four years of leadership experience
• Experience in solving various software related problems, generating and reviewing software designs for accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness in light of objectives
• Agile or SW Prototype Development experience desired
• Solid experience required across key technologies including Javascript, Jquery, HTML, CSS & LESS, Java, Spring, Junit and familiarity with REST


Desired Skills

• Cyber experience within DoD and/or Intelligence Community preferred but not required

Your Education:
• Eight (8) years’ experience as a senior or principal system engineer, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university desired
Master’s degree in an Information Technology related field, such as computer engineering, computer science, math, or physics from an accredited college or university desired.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.
Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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