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Principal Systems Engineer - 353

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD, US, 20701

Company: HII's TSD

A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Job Description

Come join our Cyber and Intelligence team!  Our cyber professionals are defining the future of cybersecurity, providing the most effective prevention, detection, and responses to the broad spectrum and constant evolution of threat actors.  Our experts provide actionable, timely intelligence that protects our nation from adversaries intent on disrupting our freedoms and harming our nation. Together, we are an integral part of an important mission -- we go to work every day with the knowledge and pride that our accomplishments make a difference.


HII – Technical Solutions Division is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to work out of their Fort Meade, MD office.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide team leadership for a for large-scale IT program with the mission to unify software development with operational and infrastructure support.
  • Customer-facing operational support position that requires identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving both internal system problems, as well as external customer-related IT issues.
  • Extensive interaction and collaboration with multi-disciplined Integrated Product Teams and infrastructure system administrators.
  • Experience supporting fast-paced development programs with aggressive release cycles.
  • Technical expertise for incident response and the ability to triage problems to ensure continuous system operations.
  • Coordinate hardware acquisition planning; interface with data center services and various support organizations for installation, provisioning, integration, and acceptance.
  • Support software release planning and deployment installations; communicate important information about system maintenance, changes, events, and address concerns regarding any aspect of operational services.
  • Ability to quickly assess an issue and provide management with comprehensive long or short-term actions for restoration of service(s) required.
  • Must be able to prepare procedural documentation for troubleshooting, escalation procedures, standard operating procedures and service-level agreements.
  • Follows organizational practices  in regard to  Incident, Problem, and Change Management along with the creation of tracking records for monitoring and reporting.
  • Eventually implementing an on-call service support model requiring rotational and/or working alternate shifts.
  • Knowledge of agile software development methodologies.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration strategies and automated deployment approaches.
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, enterprise system monitoring tools, event messaging services, and  NiagaraFiles  ( NiFi ) technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 20+ Years with Bachelors or 18+ Years with Masters or HS diploma with 25+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience as a Systems Engineer performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation,
  • Conducting system requirements reviews 
  • Developing concepts of operation and interface standards 
  • Developing system architectures
  • Performing technical/nontechnical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis
  • Clearance: Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance with Poly

Preferred Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field is highly desired and will be considered equivalent to four (4)  years’ experience 


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC