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Systems Engineer in Washington, DC at Unisys Federal Systems

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking motivated, career and customer oriented Systems Engineers interested in joining our team in the Washington, DC metro area and exploring an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

In this role you will deliver world class solutions to Unisys’ customer. You will use your experience to design, integrate, and deliver complex systems solutions to a large enterprise customer. Will you apply systems engineering methods and techniques to the design, development, evaluation, integration, qualification and/or support of complex products, tools, or techniques in one or more areas of expertise.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Highly specialized in one or more phases of software systems development, systems integration, or network engineering.
  • Acts independently under general direction. Provides technical assistance and advice on complex activities.
  • Formulates / defines specifications, develops / modifies / maintains complex systems and subsystems, using vendor engineering releases and utilities for overall operational systems.
  • Applies analytical techniques when gathering information from users, defining work problems, designing technology solutions, and developing procedures to resolve the problems.
  • Develops complete specifications to enable computer programmers to prepare required programs.
  • Analyzes methods of approach.
  • Reviews task proposal requirements, gathers information, analyzes data, prepares project synopses, compares alternatives, prepares specifications, resolves processing problems, coordinates work with programmers and engineers, and orients users to new systems.
  • Works with considerable freedom to make decisions on the techniques and approaches to be used.
  • Prepares recommendations for system improvement for management and user consideration.
  • Demonstrate strengths in multiple areas. Suggest new features. Research new technologies and testing methodologies.
  • Estimate, plan and manage multiple concurrent tasks and contribute to project planning. Compile actual efforts into status reports. Gather and report metrics. Ensure that the team meets all deadlines and commitments.
  • Analyze technical requirements in area of expertise and proposes solutions.
  • Conduct technical feasibility studies.
  • Architect specific products, solutions or testing strategies. Identify testing configurations for the overall solution. Document specifications which provide a high level of definition of the module and describe how it interfaces/integrates with other modules
  • Coordinate and oversee complex feature development/testing by team members. Monitor adherence to quality and encourage the team members to adhere to quality processes. Review written code for self and others


Position Requirements:


Minimum ability to obtain public trust clearance, Secret or higher clearance a plus

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Relevant certifications a plus

Must have demonstrated capability for oral and written communications

Understand Product Life Cycle management in a systems engineering environment

Expert knowledge of engineering concepts/principles

Proactive, analytical and capable of influencing and providing decision support

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

We are always looking for team members that have what it takes to be mission critical. At Unisys Federal Systems, our team supports 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.

Our team members 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 = 2017-2830