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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Systems Engineer III

  •  Posted 30+ Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Herndon, VA
  •  R0014380

At SNC we are building the future of cyber security. You’ll be a member of a cyber solutions team passionate about technology and using it to create powerful visualizations and analytics. We build a wide variety of cyber solutions from automated infrastructure to cloud-based systems to machine learning. We’re looking for people who want to join our team of designers, engineers and enthusiasts and be a part of what’s happening.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST


  • Deploy new releases, updates, and patches.

  • Analyze and measure system performance. Configure systems for optimum performance.

  • Troubleshoot systems.

  • Recommend, setup, and configure servers.

  • Automate testing, installation, and maintenance processes.

  • Design, test, and implement system security.

  • Collaborate with engineers across the nContext team to create technical designs, test and solve complex problems that drive the solution from initial concept to production, and maintain solutions that are already deployed

  • Contribute to our automated build, deploy and test processes for each solution

  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end

  • Think in terms of components and systems while considering a holistic user experience

  • Work in an engineering focused, iterative team that’s composed of people with a wide range of skills

  • Demonstrate your work for colleagues, customers, and members of the business team

  • Conduct research on new and interesting technologies that help to progress our products and platforms


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Very strong Linux administration, automation, and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong experience with the ELK stack, Horton Data Platform, and Apache Kafka

  • Experience with Linux administration tools like Puppet and Ansible

  • Experience with tools like Jenkins and Docker.

  • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications.

  • Fluent, open communication style – speaking, writing, collaborating

  • Ability to create and communicate system designs


  • Experience deploying and maintaining large, distributed, machine-learning, big-data systems

  • Experience working in a team-based, start-up or agile development environment

  • Track record of pursuing self-directed side projects, research, or open source projects


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC