Chief System Engineer (EM07-035)

Chantilly, VA

E&M Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. E&M provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

E&M Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a Chief System Engineer to join our team in Chantilly, VA in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, military service members, intelligence professionals, and first responders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Program Leadership Team to establish and refine an overall technical roadmap for program initiatives. Outline and propose changes to the system architecture to address stakeholder needs with respect to program initiatives ensuring best practices and open standards are enforced at the system design level.
  • Lead requirement gathering sessions with internal and external stakeholders to identify system changes necessary to ensure program success. Refine requirements to ensure changes: satisfy mission needs, are testable, maximize system stability, and are deliverable within realistic timeframes.
  • Lead technical exchange meetings to ensure both current and future system designs are well understood by key stakeholders. Define and document limitations of operational systems and communicate the risk of those limitations to all affected stakeholders.
  • Review epics and features created and delivered to ensure: requirements are met in accordance with the Performance Work Statement, initiatives are being completed incrementally within the timeframes provided to stakeholders and operational system limitations are being accounted for throughout the design, implementation, deployment, and execution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field and 15 years of experience, OR Master’s Degree and 8 years of experience of systems engineering in government Information Technology
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in presenting and communicating technological solutions and complex delivery plans to internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience designing, documenting, and delivering Enterprise-class ICAM services (or other complex information technology systems / solutions)
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of IC ICAM standards as well as IC ICAM roadmap architecture and implementation guidance
  • Demonstrated experience in agile continuous integration, continuous development, test-based development, and refactoring
  • Hands-on experience in defining and implementing requirements from mission and functional objectives
  • Familiarity with AWS cloud infrastructure and cloud access management
  • Experience in test-based development, continuous integration, knowledge of JAVA Services and Microsoft SharePoint 2016 or higher
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have and be capable of maintaining a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance at the required level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Well-rounded background in networking, on-premise and cloud compute and storage, firewall, load balancing, routing, database, and web server technologies and solutions
  • Familiarity with open-standards including SAML, OAuth, OIDC, LDAP, Rest, XACML, FIDO2, PKI, WS-Trust
  • Understanding of DevSecOps solutions for configuration management, containerization, automated deployment, and automated testing
  • Experience participating in and effectively contributing to a highly-collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative and to work independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
To Apply for this Position

You must have the Minimum Qualifications and Education in your resume to be selected as a candidate.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, E&M Technologies, Inc. provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. More benefit details here.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Features

Job Category

Engineering, Information Technology

Req. ID



United States Citizen

Clearance Type

Top Secret

Travel Required


Remote Work


Salary Range

$180K-190K USD

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