DoD Senior Systems Engineer

iPower LLC - Fort Belvoir, VA


Clearance Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen and have an ACTIVE government TOP SECRET clearance


  • Provide SME support for a DoD Biometrics program on all matters related to biometric system technologies
  • Assess current Cybersecurity Strategy for relevance and alignment with the overall Systems Engineering activities
  • Assess current systems for alignment with the DoD biometric enterprise, National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), messaging standards (i.e., DoD Electronic Biometric Transmission Specifications (EBTS)), and international standards (i.e., ISO/IEC 24745)
  • Analyze current systems and transactional trends to propose solutions to reduce Type 1 and Type 2 biometric errors
  • Conduct technical reviews of Iris Exchange (IREX), Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), Multiple Biometric Evaluation (MBE), Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE), Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge (MBGC), and NIST Special Publications for applicability and make recommendations for all PM DoD Biometric systems
  • Analyze systems engineering Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) deliverables from other contracts (e.g., System Integrator (SI))
  • Analyze the overall effectiveness of SI engineering processes and delivered products with respect to achievement of project/product goals, requirements, and schedules
  • Conduct technical reviews of CDRL items and materials provided by the SI in support of technical reviews and audits
  • Conduct capacity planning to identify and recommend cost effective, optimized designs and configurations that balance functionality, scalability, performance, and transactional capacity against peak workload demands and continuity of operations requirements
  • Prepare key Systems Engineering documentation


  • Experience with biometrics systems and applications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical or scientific field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the full-lifecycle of large-scale / enterprise-level information systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Company Information:

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, iPower LLC offers a flexible work environment and competitive compensation packages including medical and dental insurance, paid time off and holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401K, short and long term disability, employee life insurance, and more!

Job Type: Full-time


  • biometrics: 2 years (Preferred)
  • large-scale information systems: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Security Clearance Required:

  • Top Secret (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail