Next Tier Concepts, Inc.

  • Systems Engineer

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  • Overview

    NT Concepts is currently seeking a motivated Systems Engineer to fill an immediate opening located in the Northern Virginia area.


    Systems Engineers serve to maintain a strong awareness of technical trends in information technology, develop and maintain a strong awareness of on-going IT projects, and business unit requirements A Systems Engineer must be able to apply the project management model (e.g. Spiral, Waterfall, Agile) selected for a given development effort; and provide analysis, design, development, deployment, and lifecycle support for innovative hardware systems and applications. Responsibilities may also include being able to develop end-to-end cost analysis for projects; ensure systems being developed comply with the enterprise technical architecture; help project and program teams prepare for CIO Project Management Program control gates; and keep senior management apprised of project or program status.  An assignment may also include leading teams consisting of contractor personnel.


    Selected candidates will be responsible for the overall technical solutions and execution of engineering project(s) on the program. Candidates will ensure technical solutions and schedules are implemented in a timely manner. Additionally, candidates will be responsible for typical systems engineering functions on this and other engineering projects including but not limited to:


    • Analyzing system requirements and leading design and development activities
    • Providing technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design and technology
    • Incorporating new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations
    • Developing technical documentation
    • Ensuring that all control gates are met on schedule
    • Contributing to all control gate and milestone artifacts and deliverables
    • Interfacing with the customer/clients regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and associated problems, issues or conflicts
    • Technically support Technical Exchange Meetings, Control Gates, and other reviews including scheduling of meetings and preparation of briefings/presentations. 
    • Responsible for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility


    Mandatory Skills

    • US Citizen with active TS/SCI 
    • Demonstrated on-the-job experience representing key resources at meetings, and briefing project scope and status to all levels in the organization as necessary
    • Using and monitoring an issue tracking system (TIM, ERDOS or equivalent) to include configuration and new workflows to best meet the needs of the program and allowing for the most streamlined management of activities and tasks
    • Writing user stories in the appropriate format for implementation with appropriate test and acceptance criteria and allocating resources to ensure on time delivery of software products
    • Experience facilitating technical development team discussions and collaborating with SME's to translate requirements or MVI's into right size stories to be worked in the most efficient manner possible
    • Experience maintaining project schedules and/or burn up charts, gathering information and responding to time sensitive technical actions and tasks
    • On-the-job experience creating diagrams and other technical documentation using Visio, MS PowerPoint or similar tools
    • Experience with AWS and cloud migration for hardware/software systems
    • Experience with one or more infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows/Linux, VMWare, patch management, system monitoring solutions)
    • Experience with Agile SCRUM software development lifecycle


    Founded in 1998, NT Concepts is a woman-owned technology solutions company focused on data analytics, software engineering, investigative services, and geospatial information systems. We provide a broad range of Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Community customers with solutions for enterprise, cloud-based, and mobile environments.

    NT Concepts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V), making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

    All resumes are held in confidence. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. No faxes please. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search.

    NT Concepts participates in E-Verify.  

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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