Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

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Senior principal systems engineer provides technical leadership to company investments related to System Architecture tools and processes for GBSD and other programs, and integration of CPLM with other model based systems engineering (MBSE) tools.

Senior Principal Systems Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Define scope of work for AV projects and vendor engagements
Understand technological advancements, environmental changes, , key competitor’s offerings
Creation of major program documents, such as Systems Engineering Plans
Supports systems engineering processes
Supports physical and virtual servers of multi-tiered HA/Clustered applications and databases
Perform task automation through the creation of scripts
Provide on-call support for computer/network systems as required
Develop subsystem test procedures and conduct components testing and Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) dry runs
Plans, assigns and directs project’s engineering tasks and personnel
Ensures the technical accuracy of specific design details in project areas and recognizes technical problems in other disciplines

Senior Principal Systems Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Principal Systems Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IAT, CISSP, CE, ITIL, CCNA, II, PMP, MCSE, CSEP, INCOSE

Education for Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior principal systems engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, Technical, Mathematics, Physics, Technology, Systems Engineering

Skills for Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Desired skills for senior principal systems engineer include:

Systems engineering principles and processes
Follows applicable policies and procedures governing work assignments
Earned Value Management System
DoDAF and other MBSE frameworks
Desktop and Application virtualization
Electronic Warfare principles
Networking
SANs
& IMP tools
Communication theory and experience with antenna systems

Desired experience for senior principal systems engineer includes:

CISSP or equivalent required (must be at least DoD 8570 IAT Level II certified)
MCSE - Microsoft Certified System Engineer – Desktop Infrastructure Solutions Expert (2008 products or later)
Enterprise virtualization experience with VMware certification (certifications beyond VCP preferred
Capability to express project plans within Microsoft Project
Capability to express project plans within Microsoft Project and management team members to complete the plans
Working experience with configuring and deploying Microsoft Windows servers using Windows Deployment Services or VMware templates and leading a team of engineers in monitoring and maintaining the customer's systems infrastructure

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Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior principal systems engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior principal systems engineer
  • Provide expertise and direction in engineering secure technical solutions for the existing Information System
  • Apply engineering knowledge to monitor/assess spacecraft subsystem technical performance within cost and schedule constraints
  • Lead the software development and systems integration process to ensure that the Company's data surveillance service continues to develop into a class-leading product
  • Build backend components that are maintainable, flexible and scalable
  • Define and follow a disciplined development workflow, including documentation of said systems
  • Design, build, improve, maintain a process to move data through the data processing pipeline and warehouse
  • Rapidly iterate on product and platform features by writing elegant, reliable and readable code to build robust products that last
  • Be involved in all stages of development, from product ideation through architecture, documentation, implementation, testing, and support
  • Continuously improve performance of data pipelines and user queries
  • Serve as technical interface to the customer for assigned program(s)
Qualifications for senior principal systems engineer
  • Working experience with high power RF transmitters and antennas, filtering designs
  • Bachelor's degree (in Engineering, Computer Science or related field) or equivalent, Master's degree preferred
  • Must have existing DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance and/or a SSBI/Special Access clearance
  • Experience with end-to-end radar modeling and simulation radar waveform and mode development
  • Radar signal processing synthesis and implementation using FPGAs
  • DoD Secret Clearance preferred
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Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior principal systems engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior principal systems engineer
  • Develops, coordinates and manages requirements for current and near term ground systems
  • Contractor lead for executing and supporting multiple integrated product teams, technical exchange meetings and organizational coordination meetings
  • Directly reports to GS-15 government customer for development and coordination of over 30 deliverables associated with requirements readiness events and reviews
  • Responsible for managing daily work and production of approximately 10 FTE to meet customer needs
  • Performs these functions across a wide range of network facilities including physical media, protocol stacks, hubs, routers, bridges, gateways, digital servers, line drivers, telecommunications transport facilities, mainframe VTAM, NCP and related software/hardware, and network management components
  • Proficient in CISCO and Encryption Device technologies and their underlying protocols
  • Electromechanical design, layout and modeling of electro-mechanical assemblies (using PTC Creo), machinery and mechanisms
  • Create design specifications and requirements
  • Interface with customers and vendors on an engineering level
  • Ensure “Design for Manufacturability” best practices
Qualifications for senior principal systems engineer
  • Knowledge of Microsoft technology
  • Knowledge of SAN technology a plus
  • Knowledge of Cisco technology a plus
  • Knowledge of IIS a plus
  • Risk Management Framework (DCID 6/3) experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of SETA experience or equivalent relevant experience
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Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior principal systems engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior principal systems engineer
  • Keep the customer facing services available at top performance by maintaining the constant health of the supporting systems
  • Ability to operate in the high-pressure environment and troubleshoot complex issues quickly successfully handle multiple priorities
  • Work to automate detection and resolution of recurring issues in the production environment
  • Leading a team of virtualization engineers
  • Engineering, documenting, delivering and maintaining a VMware server infrastructure and supporting a virtualized desktop infrastructure in accordance with customer specifications and security guidelines
  • Engineering, documenting, and providing recommendations for efficient management of the hardware, software, and services, supporting the virtualized environment, including the automation, cloud operations, and general movement towards Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) work streams
  • Development of capacity management plans and implementing tools and techniques to implement the capacity management plan
  • Maintaining and utilizing detailed industry knowledge, including expert working level knowledge in Microsoft Cloud and Unified Communications
  • Presales experience that encompass architecture design, proof-of-concept for Enterprise and Mid-market customers
  • Facilitate and lead Customer planning meetings for specific technology projects
Qualifications for senior principal systems engineer
  • Relevant operational and systems engineering experience in accordance with the job description mentioned above
  • Articulate communicator, verbal and written
  • BS in Aerospace or Electrical Engineering or equivalent years of experience
  • 14 or more years of engineering experience with satellite bus systems
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, spacecraft integration
  • Medical device regulations and standards (FDA 510(k), 21 CFR Part 11, AAMI, ISO 13485, IEC 60601, 62304)
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Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior principal systems engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior principal systems engineer
  • Possess relevant certifications to qualify for Microsoft P-Seller programs
  • Leading a team of system engineers, responsible for establishing service baselines for Windows servers, desktops, zero/thin clients, and Linux servers
  • Engineering, documenting, and providing software recommendations for e-mail services, including client and server configurations, e-mail backup, and fault tolerance, and scaling services to support user growth
  • May be a book boss on a medium proposal
  • Works on advanced architectures that may result in new business for the company
  • Assignments may be self-initiated
  • May function in a Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) role
  • Software Planning, Testing, Troubleshooting and Development
  • Enterprise System Troubleshooting
  • Engineer, document, deliver and maintain the information system solution
Qualifications for senior principal systems engineer
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity of a system
  • At least 5 years and typically 8+ years of experience in software developement in data management, data warehousing or unstructured data environments
  • Experience with programming scripts such as Python, Java and R, with the ability to adapt to other languages as needed
  • Experience working with a service oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Knowledge of big data concepts, strategies, and methodologies
  • Proficient with SQL and NoSQL databases
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Senior Principal Systems Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior principal systems engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior principal systems engineer
  • Perform requirements analysis, design and integration
  • Perform field deployments of the engineered solution
  • Diagnose and resolve the complex performance, security and/or technical challenges related to the hardware and OS/apps listed below
  • HP Blade servers to HP DL380 G10 host servers
  • HP Thin clients
  • Cisco router and switch replacements
  • Cisco VTC upgrades
  • Cisco VoIP phone upgrades
  • Development of documentation for operations and maintenance
  • Determine system needs and translate into verifiable performance and design requirements for solid rocket propulsion systems
Qualifications for senior principal systems engineer
  • TS/SCI with the ability to pass CI Polygraph
  • Experience writing, debugging, and optimizing SQL queries
  • Experience with ETL and data processing tools such as Knime/Alteryx is strongly desired
  • Experience with reporting and analytical visualization tools such as Tableau or similar strongly desired
  • Experience with ticketing systems is a plus
  • Experience working with validated systems is preferred

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