IT/Computer Science Junior Engineer
Company: Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies
Posted on: February 6, 2024
IT/Computer Science Junior Engineer
Location DC - Washington
Job Code 10864
# of openings 1
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (AFFOCs) has a
potential need for a Junior Engineer (IT and Computer Science) to
support the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in the
National Capitol Region NCR. The work will include, but is not
limited to, analyzing and assessing IT site surveys, developing
level of efforts estimates, independent technical reviews, advisory
engineering change proposals (ECP), Help Desk ticket support, and
IT business operations support. This role is primarily remote with
some Ad-hoc site visits as needed.
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Technical Engineering SMEs in the performance of the
Provide mission and requirements analysis, operations analysis, use
environments and constraints, trade-off analysis, measures of
effectiveness and technical performance measurement, evaluations of
the state of the art and emerging commercial technology base,
program risk analysis, system standardization, system/cost
estimates and life cycle cost analysis, and training and
Provide multidisciplinary technical engineering evaluations and
Subject Matter Expertise for all engineering tasks/projects
Provide expertise in Engineering / Engineering Services,
Engineering System Design & Integration, and Strategic Planning
Plans and conducts testing / engineering assessments on assigned
Provide expert advice and support during the entire engineering
life cycle and perform life cycle support engineering
Provide engineering expertise and assessments for planned/unplanned
network enhancements, changes, milestones, and development efforts
against their potential to mitigate each threat deemed
Provides engineering services that encompass analysis, design,
integration, installation, testing, and life-cycle support of new
and upgraded computer-based systems and networking solutions.
Provide technical direction for the definition and development of a
system or subsystem and coordinate all appropriate engineering
Will receive requests from the help desk to support other DISA
engineers with engineering evaluations and assessments on systems
Review, evaluate, and approve engineering assessments and
Conducts and Prepares Engineering assessments and ensures quality
Lead, direct, and prepare preliminary assessment and detailed
engineering assessments. Put together findings from assessments and
prepare them for government presentations.
Perform engineering assessment of systems or subsystems using
appropriate methodologies (i.e. risk management and requirements
Plan, support, and evaluate complex existing network systems and
make recommendations for resources required to maintain and/or
expand service levels.
Provides services for feasibility studies and analyses, performance
assessments, system engineering, and system design for integration
of information technology applications.
Conducts Needs Assessment Studies through interviews with end users
and/or other customer representatives to determine the current
operating environment and to identify potential problem areas.
Conduct comprehensive site surveys to assess existing network
infrastructure and to assess the physical layout and condition of
the proposed network location.
Performs requirements analysis to identify functional definitions
and designs for system/hardware/software architecture.
Performs life cycle support engineering assessments.
Provides technical support for hardware, software and services
requirements analyses and participates in technical and management
reviews; develops content for contract technical packages.
Provides technical writing/support for the government's requirement
Monitor existing systems to provide recommendations to the
Government for approval for ECP capabilities; ECPs Packages are
Sensitive but Unclassified, Secret, TS, and SCI networks while
maintaining separation of classified data.
Evaluate planned/unplanned changes to mitigate risks to an
acceptable level. Document requirements for each significant threat
Provide input/feedback, assisting the engineer in the developing of
Develop, either independently or with fellow engineers, the
assessments and/or evaluations by conducting feasibility studies,
site surveys, etc.
Provide support and contribution in technical writing within
evaluations, assessments, solutions development, studies and/or
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 2 years' experience performing engineering analysis,
design development, test or troubleshooting with knowledge over
multiple technical disciplines.
Experience supporting the conduct of trade-off analysis of
requirements against fiscal, schedule, and performance issues and
Experience supporting various phases of the engineering life
Understanding of, and experience with engineering requirements
documents, engineering plans, IT site surveys, white papers, design
documents, assessment reports, testing and validation plans, level
of effort estimates, analysis of alternatives.
Experience with Agile software development methodology.
Previous experience with NIPRNet, SIPRNet, JWICS, and SCIFs.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment with
geographically dispersed team members.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the
ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively communicate with Government stakeholders
with an array of backgrounds (technical and non-technical) and
positions/levels of decision-making authority.
REQUIRED CITIZENSHIP AND CLEARANCE:
Must be a US Citizen
Must have an active TS and must be SCI eligible.
--- The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a
fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy
competitive salaries. Eligible full-time employees enjoy a 401K
plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life
insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 11
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are
proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected
veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a
disability and you need an accommodation during the application
process, please click here (HRdept@alakaina.com) to request
accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.
The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of
industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native
Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses.
The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima
Government Solutions, K--pono Government Services, and K--pili
Services, Pookela Solutions, K--kaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei
Solutions, LLC. Alakaina Foundation activities principally benefit
the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes
providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership,
science & technology, and environmental stewardship.
For additional information, please visit www.alakainafoundation.com
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