Systems Engineer

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Mission Essential Work! Trace is hiring immediately!


Job Title: Systems Engineer

Job Location: Fort Meade, MD

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

Due to the nature of the work and US Government requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Systems Engineer to join our team in Fort Meade, MD.

Daily Responsibilities to include:


  • With minimum guidance provides top-level technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis.
  • Designs architectures to include the software to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.
  • Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture. Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including software updates or upgrades.
  • Formulates and defines specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Creates detailed design specifications for use by software development staff members. Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction. Develops software design documents and technology white papers.
  • Instrumental in selection of development tools. Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams and for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products.
  • Manage all messaging systems, Windows Server Enterprise supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc.
  • Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure, application systems and database systems
  • Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and messaging environments through following an institutionalized change management process
  • Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Twelve years direct experience in the last fifteen years designing, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering Windows Enterprise Services, instant messaging.
  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting Virtual Networking configurations;
  • Strong Experience managing a Windows environment, including but not limited to Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy.
  • Strong experience with Public and Private Key services (Design and Implementation)
  • Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments
  • Experience with Microsoft application deployment automation (i.e. Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, Chat)
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

  • Due to the nature of the work and US Government requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Required Certifications:


  • Technical Certification in area of expertise (for Admin Access)
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification

Desired Qualifications:

  • MCSE
  • MCSA


  •  Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering) education may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, disability or veteran status. 


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