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Chenega Corporation Senior Systems Engineer/Administrator - IT in Reston, Virginia


The Senior Systems Engineer/Administrator - IT will provide timely support for system anomalies and contingencies for a customer within the intelligence community.


  • Provide Systems Engineer tasking under Operations and Maintenance, Pre-Deployment Support, and Post-Deployment Support of technical collection capabilities.

  • Provide support via expert scientific and engineering advice, community expertise, and operational functions.

  • Maintain responsibility for the branch’s network and communication modernization efforts, including interaction with other branches and/or divisions within the organization.

  • Support strategic goals to meet the mission for designing, engineering, maintaining, modernizing, and documenting technical collection systems and programs.

  • Promote optimal performance of all infrastructure services, thereby decreasing service downtime and increasing mission success.

  • Assist with backend troubleshooting issues and solutions in circumstances where other support offices are unable to provide a solution to networking issues.

  • Complete company and customer annual training requirements as requested.

  • Record labor hours daily according to company policies and procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • 9+ years of experience directly related to each of the following:

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining IT hardware and software in a distributed environment

  • Experience in cloud-based network solutions and virtual server administration

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing hardware/software issues and familiar with cross-domain data transfer systems, like Radiant Mercury and NiFi

  • Experience in software/hardware security accreditation of IT systems and in setting up physical and soft IT networks for data collection from remote sites

  • Proficient with scripting/programming in Java, Python, Putty, UNIX, or CIC++ is required

  • Must have or be qualified for DoD 8570 certification, specifically IAT Level II certified

  • Must have an environment certification for Windows and Linux

  • Top secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency building automated scripts and User Interfaces to display data preferred.

  • Experience managing relationships with data providers is preferred.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with time constraints in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to self-start and work independently or as a team.

  • Ability to travel up to 30% as required to remote field sites, both CONUS and OCONUS.

  • Required to adhere to Chenega Corporation mandate that all employees must be fully vaccinated to COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.

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