Physical Intrusion Detection Systems Engineer

Springfield, VA
Defense – Engineering /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 239

Job Title: Design Engineer II

Location: 5800 Barclay Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22315

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Top Secret

Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) requires a seamless, end-to-end approach to supply chain services with a strong management infrastructure and robust analytics capable of integrating and managing the flow of products and information to ensure an efficient and effective operation. The information provided must support the needs of multiple levels of decision makers from the security engineers and technical specialists in the field to the program and DS leadership. While each of the following functions has its own performance objective, the overarching goal is to provide best-in-class, end-to-end supply chain management services to facilitate the protection of U.S. personnel, facilities, and information in DOS facilities around the world.
·       Agile Defense is seeking an experienced Alarm Systems Design Engineer to join our team. Responsibilities include designing, planning, and evaluating alarm systems in accordance with Department of State policies and procedures. Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process, including documentation. 15% travel may be required in support of the contract and international travel may be required.
·       Designs and evaluates new intrusion detection systems solutions to expand the security posture, in line with the Diplomatic Security requirements.
·       Evaluates gaps in and provides documentation for currently in place systems.
·       Analyzes new requirements and address documentation and equipment support as the requirements apply to them.
·       Provides tier 3 and tier 4 troubleshooting support for existing systems.
·       Evaluates and tests new security solutions that fit within the Departments requirements.
·       Provides strategic recommendations to the Department based on current outlook of market technologies.
·       Provides troubleshooting and technical direction for work on the various electrical components and systems including digital and analog electronic systems and control systems.
·       Consults with training personnel to develop training courses on intrusion detection systems.
·       Coordinates systems and applications integration.
·       Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.
·       Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of intrusion systems.
·       Provides knowledge for IDS integrity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability. 
·       Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed. 
·       Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
·       Maintains current and advanced knowledge of progressive and advancing technology as assigned. 
·       Designs and builds the hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks. 
·       Provides guidance and leadership to less-experienced network personnel.
·       May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager).
·       May consult with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions. 
·       Be deployed to a field site to install, troubleshoot, and train personnel on intrusion detection systems.


Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Electromechanical Engineering, Computer Science or System engineering).
·       10+ years of experience, minimum 5 years of alarm system design experience.
·       Minimum Secret level clearance issued by the Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense (DoD) prior to contract performance.


Required Skills
·       Ability to work independently and as a team.
·       Ability to brief colleagues and leadership.
·       Excellent customer service skills.
·       Ability and willingness to learn.
·       Ability to work in a high energy environment.

Preferred Skills
·       Familiarity with code and programming basics.
·       Basic understanding of networking principles.
·       Familiarity with alarm systems.
·       Ability to learn the processes and procedures specific to this contract (i.e. Government and DS-approved SOPs, installation operations and maintenance of TSS, and manufacturer training and certification requirements.


Environmental Conditions
·       Contractor site with 0%-15% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages.
General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 20% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Light – 20 lbs. Maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 10 lbs.  A job is light if less lifting is involved but significant walking/standing is done or if done mostly sitting but requires push/pull on arm or leg controls.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl; See; Push or Pull; Climb (stairs, ladders) or Balance (ascend / descend, work atop, traverse).
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)