Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Reston, VA

Req#: 458705
Company Information
Job Description

Take your career to the next level with Octo!

Octo Consulting is searching for a dynamic Sr. Systems Engineer to join our growing team.   

Why Octo?

Octo has been voted an employer of choice for a reason!   We offer AMAZING benefits and competitive compensation combined with an unparalleled company culture.  Our office is a friendly and fun place to work (even if we do say so ourselves!). Everybody looks forward to our company events and Octo has a very transparent leadership style where employees matter.  At Octo, you’ll be working with inspiring industry experts working on projects that have a great impact.  

Octo Consulting Group is looking for an experienced Senior Systems Engineer for a position in the Intelligence Community.  

The Senior Systems Engineer Analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications.

  • Analyzes system requirements and leads design activities.
  • Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches and conducts feasibility studies.
  • Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology. Incorporates new plans, designs, and systems into ongoing operations.
  • Develops technical documentation.
  • Develops system Architecture and system design documentation.
  • Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans. Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts. The Senior Systems Engineer has the ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.
  • Communicates with other program personnel, government stakeholders, and senior executives.
  • Participates in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents·
  • Participates in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle
  • Derives from the system requirements and understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness
  • Derives lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable
  • Generates alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions
  • Participates in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for software developers
Skills & Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of experience, and/or Master’s degree plus five years of experience in systems engineering in government Information Technology
  • Hands-on experience in defining and implementing requirements from mission and functional objectives of a web development scope.
  • Experience planning and leading a fast-paced engineering and development team and show experience defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements. 
  • Experience in performing parametric analysis of an IT system and using the results to take early actions and recognizing when interface impacts may occur.
  • Demonstrated scheduling experience across multiple system components.
  • A comprehensive understanding of systems development lifecycle and enterprise systems architecture. 
  • Experience with delivery of an integrated, web based solution of similar cost, scale etc. using Agile, extreme or related self-managed, rapid software delivery techniques. 
  • Amazon Web Services or an equivalent service experience, as well as content delivery systems (e.g. Akamai), and related high availability solutions. 
  • An understanding and working knowledge of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services, including Catalog Services for Web (CSW), Web Mapping Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS), Web Coverage Services (WCS), and Web Processing Services (WPS).  

Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred


  • Reston, VA and Springfield, VA

Clearance Requirements:

  • An active TS/SCI is required

  • Please, no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only.
  • TS SCI is required for this contract
  • US citizenship is required by the contract
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age (40 or over), or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.
  • The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.  Duties, responsibilities, and requirements may change over time and according to business need.