System Engineer 2

Annapolis Junction, MD
Systems Engineer – 0012-0022 /
Full-time /
About ARSIEM Corporation

At ARSIEM Corporation we are committed to fostering a proven and trusted partnership with our government clients.  We provide support to multiple agencies across the United States Government.  ARSIEM has an experienced workforce of qualified professionals committed to providing the best possible support.

As demand increases, ARSIEM continues to provide reliable and cutting-edge technical solutions at the best value to our clients.  That means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the ability to have an impact on every client you work with. 

ARSIEM seeks a System Engineer 2. This position will support one of our government clients in Annapolis Junction, MD.



    • Analyzes user requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications.
    • Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities.
    • Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches and conducts feasibility studies.
    • Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.
    • Incorporates new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations.
    • Develops technical documentation. Develops system Architecture and system design documentation.
    • Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans.
    • Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and associated problems, issues or conflicts.
    • Ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.
    • Communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Fourteen (14) years of experience as an SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
    • A bachelor's degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
    • Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Required Capabilities

    • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) of the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc.
    • Contribute to developing sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents.
    • Assist with developing system and functional requirements and allocating the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components.
    • Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination.
    • Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations.
    • Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components.
    • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions.
    • Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan.
    • Develop a system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis.
    • Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP)
    • Participate in developing system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents.
    • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle.
    • Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs and functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness.
    • Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions a system component must fulfill and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable.
    • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers.
    • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Nonrepudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)
    • Implement comprehensive SOA solutions.
    • Implement operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards.
    • Review and approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete.
    • Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository.
    • Assess each risk to the program, determine the probability of occurrence, and quantify the consequence of failure by an approved risk management plan.
    • In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements.
    • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions.
    • Establish a process to control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts before commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions formally and proactively.
    • Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance.
    • Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes)
    • Support the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy)
    • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.
    • Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs.
    • Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Reproducibility, etc.)
    • Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces.
Clearance Requirement: This position requires an active TS/SCI with a polygraph. You must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Candidate Referral: Do you know someone who would be GREAT at this role? If you do, ARSIEM has a way for you to earn a bonus through our referral program for persons presenting NEW (not in our resume database) candidates who are successfully placed on one of our projects. The bonus for this position is $10,000, and the referrer is eligible to receive the sum for any applicant we can place within 12 months of referral. The bonus is paid after the referred employee reaches six months of employment.

ARSIEM is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.