Senior Command & Control Systems Engineer

Northern Defense Industries (NDI) - Alexandria, VA


Job Summary-

Northern Defense Industries is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who possess in-depth technical knowledge of command and control software and surveillance sensor hardware as well as advanced analytical, troubleshooting and design skills. The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical users also is essential. The Senior Systems Engineer must be familiar with the systems engineering process and data as a fundamental building block for performance improvement. Participation in working groups, design reviews and system tests is required. Candidates require extensive knowledge of the development process, including specification, documentation, and quality assurance as well as demonstrated strong project planning skills. The candidate must be familiar with system engineering processes and techniques, possess excellent collaboration and communication skills and demonstrate strong technical writing skills. Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels.

Job Description-

  • Developing, maintaining and supporting technical infrastructure, hardware and system software components
  • Performing installation, maintenance and support of system software and hardware
  • Performing user support
  • Configuring, debugging and supporting multiple infrastructure platforms
  • Performing high-level root cause analysis in support of service interruption recovery as well as creating and documenting preventive measures
  • Working as a strong team contributor and providing technical expertise
  • Identifying performance issues and trends in operational systems
  • Providing recommendations for process and configuration improvements
  • Documenting system configurations and dependencies
  • Reporting service status, issues, and recommendations to senior leaders
  • Mentoringand leading junior systems personnel


  • Current Secret Clearance. Eligible to obtain Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Demonstrated experience performing systems engineering support with Department of Defense programs of record
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing communications/data backhaul systems
  • Working knowledge of software development cycle
  • Working knowledge of Python/C#/Java
  • CAD/CAMknowledge desired

Job Type: Full-time


  • Systems Engineer: 10 years (Required)


  • Master's (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Security Clearance Required:

  • Secret (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused