Systems Engineer

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NuWave Solutions

Systems Engineer Remote/Northern, VA

Systems Engineer

NuWave Solutions is seeking System Engineers to guide the design and implementation of modular, cloud-native, API-centric applications. These applications will support next generation defense and intelligence operations with a focus on incorporating machine learning insights to automate and scale analysis. Teams will be working in an Agile development environment and expected to identify and mitigate risks and bottlenecks associated with big data environments. Other responsibilities include:

  • Support engineering data acquisition activities including technical planning, requirements management, interface definition, systems integration, verification and validation, and cost/schedule/risk assessments
  • Collaborate with Government counterparts and Mission Owners to identify potential new capabilities and enhancements to existing capabilities (such as analytic and visualization approaches)
  • Identify and define internal and external interfaces, and coordinates with external data owners (if needed) to obtain access to new data feeds
  • Identify and capture requirements in JIRA (in collaboration with functional analysts)
  • Coordinate with software development teams (e.g., by participating in scrum sessions) to ensure software is developed according to architecture and interface standards
  • Refine DODAF system software architectures as needed in collaboration with developers and enterprise architects
  • Lead trade studies, analyses of alternatives, and assessments of existing systems
  • Participate in agile activities including release planning, sprint planning, and retrospectives to gather and incorporate lessons learned into engineering processes.
  • Develop or provide input to engineering artifacts


  • Active Top-Secret clearance required
  • Minimum (positions are available at multiple levels of seniority) of a bachelors degree and 15 years of experience in a science or engineering field
  • Experience with military operations, systems, IT policies, and IT procedures
  • Expertise with enterprise architectural patterns, processes, standards, and guidelines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Able to work independently and self-identify tasks
  • Ability to review and maintain existing code and applications
  • Ability to research and evaluate new concepts and processes to improve performance

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with Java, Python, JavaScript, SQL, and related ecosystems and frameworks
  • Familiarity with distributed platforms (i.e. HBase, Kafka, Spark, NiFi) and the cloud (i.e. AWS, GCP, Azure), preferably Amazon Web Services
  • Familiarity with no-SQL databases like Neo4j, ElasticSearch, or Cassandra

About NuWave Solutions  

NuWave Solutions is a recognized leader in providing anticipatory intelligence and advanced data analytics to the defense, intelligence, and private sectors for over 20 years.  Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning methodologies, NuWave Solutions streamlines the Data-to-Decision lifecycle faster than traditional practices allowing clients to take action with confidence.

For more information on how NuWave Solutions supports its clients and builds upon success, please visit

Position Details

Locations of Positions: Reston, McLean, or Herndon, VA; Joint Base Andrews-Bolling, DC; Suitland, MD

Travel Required (CONUS/OCONUS): CONUS

If Travel is required, how much? 5%

Work Schedule: Day Shift

Authorization to work in US is required

8570 Requirements: N/A

NuWave Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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