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Systems Engineer (Senior) in Herndon, VA at Unisys Federal Systems

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Systems Engineer (Senior) to join our team in Herndon, VA, to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting for software development projects using Java technologies. 

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the delivery of multiple projects and dependencies being executed by other teams within the organization
  • Allocating and/or tracking resources across multiple projects
  • Working knowledge of SELC and associated documentation (project plans, charters, business cases, requirements documents, test plans, reports, etc.)
  • Creating project plans and managing them accordingly
  • Working closely with business and solution resources on lifecycle deliverables
  • Generating weekly status reports in several formats
  • Working with clients to gather requirements. Interpret and translate the captured technical and functional requirements into technical documentation that can be used by both the project management team and the development teams to develop the end user software using Java technologies
  • Coordinate with various organizations and teams within the enterprise to ensure that all the activities and dependencies are being met by matrixed resources and other teams responsible for delivery within the organization
  • Document project risks and mitigation plans and communicate to the stakeholders
  • Ensure all the processes are documented and followed for compliance
  • Contribute to project scoping, including requirement assessment, best practices, application design and development, methodologies, and budget recommendations. Excellent verbal and written communications skills and organizational skills is a requirement. The ability to adapt quickly, work in a challenging and fast paced environment with a team, as well as individually is a must. Skills and knowledge utilizing Windows, Microsoft Office Suite including MS Visio Professional and MS Project Professional is a must.


  • Prior experience as a developer is a plus for the job.
  • Familiar with SQL preferably PL/SQL
  • Familiar with data analysis and good understanding of data modeling concepts
  • Experience with developing SELC documents
  • Familiarity with Unix Scripting language like Ruby, Perl or advanced KSH scripting.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and able to thrive in a busy, deadline driven atmosphere. 
  • Ability to create UML diagrams (Use Case Modeling / Sequence / Deployment Diagrams etc.)
  • Familiarity and work experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Ability to create Interface Documents for  System to System communication
  • Familiarity with XML and XMLSchemas


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 10 years of Professional experience or equivalent
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a plus.
  • 3+ years in Agile Development projects - Strong working knowledge of Agile/Scrum Methodologies. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification a plus.
  • 3+ years of demonstrated System Engineering and Architectural Design experience. This will also require coordinating & writing technical documents
  • 5+ years of demonstrated Technical PM and Architectural Design experience. This candidate will oversee work milestones (end to end). This will also require coordinating & writing technical documents
  • Customer Requirements
  • Clearance – Must pass CBP BI
  • Citizenship – Must be a US Citizen
  • LOCATION: Herndon, VA
  • Some travel may be required
About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.

Req ID = 2018-5087