Systems Engineer

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Job Title:  Systems Engineer 

Job Location: Ft. Meade, MD

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

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

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer for its IT Engineering team located in Ft. Meade, MD. This essential role will contribute to the overall engineering, design, build, implementation/integration and operations support of all existing and new Infrastructure. 


Duties 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.
  • Engineer 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:

  • Seven to ten years direct experience in the last fifteen years.
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

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

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
  • Position requires a technical certification in area of expertise (for Admin Access)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering Windows Enterprise Services (Servers, email (Exchange), instant messaging (Lync, Tactical Chat Server, OpenFire), Web Services (SharePoint)and other communication tools.
  • Solid experience with Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment
  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting vCenter and Virtual Machines;
  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting Virtual Networking configurations;
  • Strong experience in implementing Hypervisor and Virtual Machine Storage;
  • Solid experience with anti-spam, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, transport rules, and e-discovery.
  • 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)
  • Experience developing Powershell scripts for administration/automation.  Specifically for the automation of Day 1 – Day 3 Operations automation.
  • Serves as Storage Administrator in support of NetApp Storage Area Network.  Lead implementation, design, development and maintenance of NetApp filers in a VMware datacenter.
  • Experience with VMware Operations Manager, LogInsight, Subject Matter Expert with either Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, SharePoint, or other complex Windows applications
  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.
  • Technical lead for large scale projects involving Windows technologies
  • Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments
  • Experience with Microsoft application deployment automation (i.e. Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync)
  • Certifications- MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, VCAP6-DCA


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems,
    Math, Engineering). With at least fifteen years of general experience of which ten years is directly related
    experience, a degree is not required.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems Inc. was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide enterprise IT, engineering, full life-cycle communications, cybersecurity, cloud and virtualization services and solutions to the United States Department of Defense and other federal agencies.  


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. To learn more about our current openings, text ‘tracejobs’ to 97211 or apply directly through our website #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, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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