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Systems Engineer


Data Systems Analysts, Inc.


Edgewood Other

DSA Inc. is seeking a Systems Engineer to support JPM Information Systems (JPM  IS). This is a full time position in Edgewood, MD.


The Joint Project Manager Information Systems (JPM IS), a component of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, provides the information architecture and applications for shaping the battlespace against the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threat.


JPM IS develops advanced early warning capabilities; cutting-edge CBRN hazard prediction models; and state-of-the-art biosurveillance situational awareness, collaboration, and analysis tools in order to optimize decision support capabilities.


JPM IS supports the Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN), the Joint Effects Model (JEM), the Biosurveillance Portal (BSP), the Joint USFK Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) Advanced Technology Demonstration and various consequence management and decision support systems.



The selected candidate will manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure in a Virtual Data Center environment. The Systems Engineer will install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.

  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.

  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.

  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.

  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.

  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level technical support.

  • Coordinate with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.

  • <10% Travel expected  

Education and Experience Required:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's Degree, preferably with a major in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline, is required.

  • DAU Level III certification in Information Technology, SPRDE, or the civilian equivalent, is preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Eight (8) years of general experience and four (4) years of experience with government information systems.

  • The contractor shall possess a SECRET security clearance.

  • Experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting in virtual data center environments.

  • Experience with administering web based application servers including Java Application Servers (Tomcat 7/8), Internet Information Services (IIS) 7+, Jetty 8+, ActiveMQ, Karaf (OSGi).

  • Development experience in Java/JSP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Dojo, JQuery, Grails, PHP, DotNet.

  • Database experience MS SQL 2012, Postgre SQL, MySQL.

  • IAT-II Cyber security Workforce or Certification in Windows Server 2008R2/2012R.

  • Performance Based Tasks Required

Desired Experience:

  • The contractor shall possess familiarity with JPEO-CBD programs. 

Founded in 1963, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has been providing Defense and Federal Government customers' business-driven Information Technology and consulting solutions and services for more than 50 years. DSA's people excel in helping our customers achieve sensitive, mission-critical business goals and objectives. DSA is a 100 percent employee-owned company: every employee has a stake in the success of our company and our customers.

Our culture embraces training and development opportunities that include leadership programs, employee networks, continued education, and much more. We recognize that building expertise in your profession benefits everyone, and our leadership training programs help employees better manage their projects, inspire coworkers and customers to action, and reinforce DSA's guiding principles since 1963.

We also value the unique combination of skills, abilities, aspirations, and backgrounds of every individual — our diversity makes us stronger. We are 100 percent employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

DSA employees receive customizable benefits that are highly competitive in each local market:

· Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

· Employer-paid AD&D insurance and disability coverage

· Health saving/flexible spending accounts

· Paid leave

· Flexible hours when available

· Wellness programs and health initiatives

· Monthly town hall meetings

· Tuition reimbursement

· Training opportunities

· Retirement savings plan

· Employee stock ownership

· Team dinner dates that include spouses and the executive team

· Corporate partner purchasing program

· Free virtual medical care

· Healthcare navigation assistance

· Family events

· Discount prescription programs where offered

· Employee rewards and gift card programs

· Recognition and Milestone Awards

· Company store for corporate logo merchandise

· Access to industry tradeshows and conferences

· Microsoft Gold and Silver Partnership advantages

DSA provides equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status; race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related condition, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

DSA will provide necessary reasonable accommodation to ensure that an individual with a disability who is not able to fully utilize DSA's online job application system is provided with equal opportunity to apply and be considered for all jobs. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email or call 1-877-422-4372.


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